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The 13th time may have been a particular charm this week, as Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) received that record number of consecutive honors as a Top Workplace Cincinnati.

After all, the 13th award came during the COVID-19 global pandemic, at a time when people with careers in the health-care and elder-care fields are stretched farther than usual.

Top Workplace Cincinnati honors are awarded by The Cincinnati Enquirer, which was to publish articles about it today (Sunday).

Proud of what we do

ERS President and CEO Laura Lamb noted it has been a trying past two years because of COVID-19.

“Think about what our team has been through this last year. The world has moved on from COVID, but we can’t,” Lamb said. For those who care for others, the pandemic is “a marathon without an end,” she said.

Lamb was especially moved by one ERS employee’s comment, quoted in The Cincinnati Enquirer. The employee said, “I feel that even in difficult times management has continued to support our well-being as employees and has been increasingly flexible despite all of the bumps in the road of the last few years.”

Lamb said about that, “For those of us who are committed to serving elders, even in the difficult times, we stay together, we stay stronger. That’s really amazing to me.”

“Our staff show up each and every day with a willing heart to care for the most vulnerable in our society,” Lamb added. “And I love being a part of this team.”

Another employee was quoted in the newspaper: “I feel like I am doing God’s work here, and it makes me proud and useful.”

Earlier this year, Lamb told an audience one key to ERS’ success: “This isn’t a job, it’s not a career, it’s a calling. And we’re going to get through this together.”

ERS is one of only three entities that have received the Top Workplace Cincinnati award all 13 years it has been offered. The other two are Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health and Total Quality Logistics.

Our Ways of Working

One thing that sets ERS apart is its Ways of Working, a 24-point statement that puts forward expectations for how team members show respect in everything they do. Among them:

  • “We invest the time to listen to one another, accepting who we are and valuing our unique gifts.
  • “We treat one another as we would like to be treated and show respect in every interaction even when we disagree.”
  • “We care for ourselves so we can effectively care for others.”
  • “We are person-centered with one another, focusing on a person’s strengths and committed to each other’s successes.”

Discover for yourself why ERS is known for offering something special to those we serve. Click here to download our Mission, Core Values, and Ways of Working.

The ERS careers page can be found here.

When You Love What You Do, It Shows

From our clinical providers to our maintenance and dining services staff, we have one goal: to help Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indiana seniors continue “Living well into the future.”

Do you have a passion for providing person-centered, dignified care? Then we invite you to explore our open opportunities here. If you have specific questions, contact us!

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Kristin Davenport
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June 10, 2022
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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