People-powered care: SE Health recognized as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures
MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - "It's a pretty typical winter day – it feels very Canadian out there," says a smiling Kathy Wilson, RN, who is on her way to see her fifth home care client of the day. Laden down with electronics, supplies and various tools of the trade, Kathy trudges heavily through the snow to the client's home. "People need to see us, we care about them. On a day like today, we need to be there, just like every other day. And I know we are needed and appreciated; that's why we do home care!"
This modest attribution comes from one of SE Health's cadre of visiting nurses. It's an example of the kind of people organizations need on their rosters to have their name listed as one of Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures. This program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.
As for the award, SE Health CEO Shirlee Sharkey credits staff with the honour. "Amazing, dedicated health professionals are at the core of our success – combined with the determination of a talented leadership team. It's an honour to receive this award." Secret success? Sharkey responds, "We are spreading hope and happiness, and we live and act based on that phrase – every day."
This attestation is based on some serious numbers: 20,000 health care visits per day and 50 million over the past 10 years. Building a vibrant, forward-thinking and energized culture doesn't happen overnight; Sharkey says she is humbled by the award, and is quick to recognize staff and leadership for their 'daily intention' to strengthen the culture.
SE Health's pioneering programs run the gamut – from partnering with hospitals and health systems, to delivering connected care, supporting health innovators, championing the caregiver and always re-examining the future. All of these initiatives ultimately feed into a culture of innovation, improvement and pride.
Read more about how SE Health is spreading hope and happiness:
- Capes for kids – SE Health staff profile of health services supervisor, Amy Anderson
- A Girl Named Elizabeth – bringing the SE story to life in cartoon format!
- Paying it forward – visit our website for more stories of hope and happiness
About SE Health
SE Health is a not-for-profit social enterprise applying knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. With Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, the organization brings quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors' lifestyle, and family caregiving. Through its team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, SE Health delivers 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone. Visit us online at sehc.com.
SOURCE SE Health