September 20, 2017 – For the 6th time since 2011, RVNA has been named a Top Workplaces award winner by Hearst Connecticut Media.
The award, which is earned as a result of a survey completed by employees of the company, recognizes local companies that lead the way in employee satisfaction and pride. RVNA was ranked 3rd in the mid-sized company category which includes companies with between 100 and 999 employees.
“RVNA has been in the business of home healthcare since 1914 and we know that to deliver quality care to others, we must start with a healthy, happy, and appreciated workforce,” says Theresa Santoro, RVNA President and CEO, who started her career with RVNA as a registered nurse in 1997. “Communication, feedback, and teamwork are all critical elements to the success and impact of RVNA and it is deeply heartening that our team continues to enjoy our work environment and recognize their value to the organization.”
Melissa Wilkes, RVNA’s Human Resources Manager, agrees. “RVNA’s goal as an organization is to continuously improve and refine the way we work to best serve our patients and communities and fulfill our mission. We can only do this by hiring excellent employees, listening to their feedback and respecting their expertise, and working to have a terrific workplace to keep them happy. Winning Top Workplaces again this year is very gratifying.”
To be named a Top Workplace by Hearst Connecticut Media, a company must be located in Fairfield, Litchfield or New Haven County, have at least 35 employees, and be nominated for the award by a current employee. Company employees then complete a 24-question survey on their organization after which results are tabulated and prizes awarded.
“Earning the Top Workplaces title is something RVNA takes seriously year after year,” says Santoro. “It’s one of several ways we measure ourselves because we know that if our employees aren’t satisfied, then we aren’t succeeding at our job.”
RVNA was also named a Hearst Connecticut Media Top Workplace in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In addition to enjoying a motivating and rewarding workplace, RVNA employees receive a full range of benefits including: medical insurance, a retirement plan with matching contributions, flexible work arrangements, training and agency laptops and cell phones.