Markham companies among health care’s best

Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. and SE Health are among the Great Place to Work®’s Best Workplaces in Health Care this year.

“These organizations and their employees dedicate their lives to caring for others,” the Great Place to Work Institute® Canada says of this year’s winners. “Working in a high-stress environment, they risk their own health to improve and maintain the health of those around us. Their work is vital to not only dealing with the current pandemic but moving us beyond it as well.”

Astellas is an affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company that specializes in developing and delivering medicines that help extend and improve the lives of people living with cancer, urinary incontinence and lifesaving organ transplants. The company employs 102 people in Canada. Among other things, it was recognized for its commitment to volunteerism. Each year, employees receive up to six paid volunteer days to give back and make a difference in their communities.

SE Health, affectionately known as ‘Saint Eliz,’ employs 7,650 people across the country and is one of Canada’s largest social enterprises. It provides health-care services across many areas of the health system, including home and community care, long-term care, acute care and primary care. Its customers include governments, regional health authorities, hospitals, the seniors’ living sector, community organizations and consumers. For years, SE Health has empowered its staff to Spread Hope and Happiness by giving each 25 ‘hope and happiness dollars’ to make a difference by performing an act of kindness.

Great Place to Work is recognized as a global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. Great Place to Work Institute® Canada determined this year Health Care winners based on responses to its Trust Index Survey.

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