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Lifespark Named Top Workplace for 2017

  • Jun 25, 2017
  • Meaghan Puglisi
  • 3-min Read

Edina, MN, June 25, 2017—Lifespark has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune for the seventh time. A complete list of those selected was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 26-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 69,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The results of the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

“We are honored to receive culture awards like Top Workplace because it means we are on the road to doing the right things for our people,” said Joel Theisen, RN, CEO & Founder of Lifespark. “That’s not to say it’s easy because with fast growth comes workforce challenges and we do our best to stay ahead of those. But it also comes down to our people who move with these challenges, communicate their frustrations, and as a company, come together to solve these solutions with open and transparent conversations. I am deeply proud to be among this group of purple sparkers. They have the passion and scrappiness to do amazing things for our senior population.’

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.


About Lifespark
Whole Person Senior Care – Proven to Keep the Spark in Life
One of the fastest growing companies in the Twin Cities, Lifespark is the leading provider of Life Care services in the country and has become a national catalyst for change in the post-acute / senior services arena.

As a premium home care provider, Lifespark excels at providing short and long-term care with a focus on sparking lives when people need it most, wherever they call home. But that’s just the beginning. Their proven whole person senior care approach goes beyond traditional home care options to dramatically reduce ER and hospital visits, translating into significantly lower long-term costs for clients and the system while sparking lives.

For over two decades, Lifespark leaders have been award-winning pioneers and innovators in the senior care industry. They put everything into delivering state-of-the-art solutions that improve quality of life for seniors.

Designed to spark people’s lives, Lifespark goes beyond traditional health providers by using its whole-person Lifespark Experience™ model to help people build a pathway to their goals. Each client gets a dedicated Life Care Manager (nurse) to work with them long-term to discover what’s important in 7 essential elements of living well, from health and wellness to social supports, memory and thinking, and purpose and passion, to build a client-driven Life Plan.

Designed to integrate with payers, health-systems and other post-acute service providers to support population health, Lifespark provides ‘plug and play’ solutions that tackle service fragmentation and silos to improve the client experience, engagement, and quality of life. Learn more at Lifespark.com

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