A Ringing Endorsement for Masonic Homes of California

Organization named a 2019 Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group

Drawing on survey results measuring factors like company values, managers’ impact on employee growth, and employees’ connection to the larger mission, the Bay Area News Group this week named the Masonic Homes of California one of its 2019 Top Workplaces in the Bay Area.

The award is based on data collected by Energate across several categories designed to capture an organization’s level of workplace engagement. For Gary Charland, president of MHC, the award is validation of a company-wide effort to solicit—and act on—feedback from employees at all levels. “We are so incredibly proud of being named a Top Workplace,” Charland said. “This recognition is a result of everyone’s work contributing to their team’s engagement through action, plans, focus, and persistence.”

Through its licensed retirement homes in Union City and Covina and the Masonic Center for Youth and Families in San Francisco, MHC provides care and services for some of California’s most vulnerable people. The organization, which now employs 423 staff across three campuses, was founded in 1898 through the nonprofit Masons of California to care for orphans and widows; over time, its services have broadened to provide outreach and services for hundreds of families across the state. Today, MHC offers person-centered care centered around four values: safety, personal connection, experience, and efficiency.

“MHC has always attached great importance to its commitment to the residents, clients, and families it serves,” Charland says. “This award shows that when it comes to our own team, we’re just as focused on creating a meaningful and supportive environment. I couldn’t be prouder.”

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