ROYAL OAK, Mich. (December 1, 2016)—Custom Home Health and Custom Hospice, Royal Oak, Michigan-based providers of full-service, customized home health and hospice services, have been named a “Top Workplace” by the Detroit Free Press for the fifth consecutive year. This award allows Custom Home Health to remain a charter member of the newspaper’s Circle of Excellence—created in 2015—which recognizes the leading “Top Workplaces” among the program’s overall winners. Only 13 companies earned that designation last year, with five added this year.

In recognizing Custom Home Health and Hospice the Detroit Free Press observed, “Every new employee gets a greeting card signed by coworkers. [Company president Chris] Tillotson writes out birthday cards to the staff. Once a month, a dinner is hosted for employees at local restaurants. Team members participate in group bike rides.” The paper even referenced a time in which Tillotson would “pull up to a staff member's home around 8 p.m.—and heard from her killer barking dog—to hand a gift card to an employee after a bring-you-to-tears-day on the job.”

Custom Home Health and Custom Hospice are each growing firms in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Collectively in 2016, the companies hired 99 employees and plan for continued growth in 2017. 

The founders of Custom Home Health and Hospice have long emphasized company culture and workplace excellence to support that growth. From patient care to team-building endeavors to philanthropic pursuits, the company strives for excellence in all they do.

“As a team, we’re looking to elevate not only our company, but an entire industry,” said Chris Tillotson, president of Custom Home Health and Custom Hospice. “We settle for nothing less than the best people, the most caring and competent clinicians, and the highest level of professional standards. We believe that when employees feel fulfilled and cared for, they provide the amazing service that has become the building block for recognitions such as Top Workplaces.” 

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