From Chris Winkle, CEO
More than 35 years ago, Paul Klaassen revolutionized senior living by opening the first Sunrise community—a warm, homelike environment dedicated to providing residents with high-quality, personalized care.
I am thrilled to share that Paul has been inducted into the American Seniors Housing Association’s Senior Living Hall of Fame! Read more from me here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZwF
Each Veterans Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (Canada), we recognize the millions of Americans & Canadians who have served their countries. I'm honored that Sunrise has so many veteran team members, as well as residents.
Selflessness, commitment to a mission, and teamwork are just a few of the traits essential to military members as they serve. Our veteran team members exhibit these characteristics every day. I am privileged to work alongside them as we bring meaningful days to every Sunrise resident, including many who have also served.
The article below on The Sunrise Blog tells the stories of a few of the many remarkable veterans who are part of the Sunrise family. Take a moment to read about team members like Nick Odle, who spent 4 years as a driver and gunner in the decorated First Regiment of Cavalry, and Juan Franco, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over a decade in nations around the world.
It is an honor to both work with, and serve, our veterans.
Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle recently sat down for an informative, wide-ranging interview with industry publication Senior Housing News as part of its Leadership Series. Chris touched on a number of topics, including how he first got involved in senior living, approach to leadership, and how Sunrise is meeting challenges and embracing the opportunities facing senior housing providers today.
"We’ve had very little turnover. We’ve got an 'EDIT' program, which is Executive Director in Training. We’ve got a Department Coordinator In Training," says Chris. "We are always looking at things that we can do to prepare folks for the next day and the future opportunity. It’s going to be about attracting people who think about health care earlier in their progression and see if there’s a career opportunity, long-term."
We invite you to read the full article at the link below, as you consider a future career opportunity with Sunrise.
We are proud to share that Great Place to Work ® and Fortune have recognized Sunrise Senior Living as one of the top 10 Best Workplaces for Aging Services in 2018, the first year the list has been released! Surveys representing more than 162,000 employees from companies in the Aging Services industry were considered to develop the list, on which Sunrise achieved No. 7.
“I could not be more proud to recognize the efforts our team members make every single day,” said Chris Winkle, chief executive officer for Sunrise. “We are fully invested in preserving Sunrise’s rich culture, as well as offering new opportunities for team members to succeed and fulfill their personal goals. This achievement reflects each team member’s shared commitment to providing our families with the best in personalized care, which creates deep bonds among each other in support of our everlasting mission that began more than 35 years ago."
We are thrilled to share that Sunrise of Gurnee, IL, was recently recognized with a 2018 Gold—Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)! Sunrise of Gurnee is one of just four centers nationwide to be recognized with Gold this year and is one of the first two assisted living centers ever to receive the honor.
“Our team members at Sunrise of Gurnee have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to championing the lives of their residents, and we are proud to celebrate this rare and exemplary achievement," said Sue Coppola, chief clinical officer for Sunrise.
The Gold Award is the final and most prestigious of three progressive levels within the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. Nationwide, Sunrise has received the most overall Bronze, Silver, and Gold Quality Awards of any senior living provider.