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LCS Named a Winner of the 2022 Top Workplaces USA

Feb 2, 2022
Award recognizes company culture and employee engagement
Logo. Top Work Places USA badge.

DES MOINES, Iowa. February 2, 2022 — For the second year in a row, LCS, the nation’s second largest senior living provider, has earned the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. Located in Des Moines, Iowa, with locations across the country, LCS has more than 700 employees at the corporate level.

“This award is special because it means our employees recognize and value LCS as an employer of choice,” says Joel Nelson, president and CEO of LCS. “We are proud to be once again acknowledged among several categories for our culture of excellence.”

In addition to the Top Workplaces USA award, LCS has been named a Top Workplace in Iowa for five of the last seven years.

“Despite nearly two years of navigating many challenges, our employees have continued to perform at exceptional levels in serving our residents,” says Monica Friedman, executive vice president, chief human resources officer. “This survey provides feedback to our organization that we are doing things right regarding employee support resources, culture initiatives and operations. It affirms our focus on employee development and growth.”

The Top Workplaces program has a 15-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees and recognizing the top organizations across 60 markets for regional Top Workplaces awards. It celebrates organizations with 150 or more employees that have built great cultures. Over 42,000 organizations were invited to participate in the Top Workplaces USA survey. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage.

Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

"Companies need to authentically represent their brand to job-seekers," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "The employee experience needs to be on the mission-critical list. Leaders who embrace a people-first culture will benefit greatly. By giving employees a voice and showcasing your authentic culture through employer branding, organizations can attract those job seekers who complement their culture. Culture drives performance."


About LCS

As a pioneer in the senior living industry since 1971, making a difference in the lives of seniors has been our sole focus since day one. The dedicated LCS Family of Companies is designed to help fulfill your community’s mission. This structure allows us to develop and share expertise across our company to deliver innovative solutions to partners, seniors and their communities. LCS has the experience, leadership, and integrity to meet unique needs of your community. When you partner with LCS, you receive more than just a single perspective; you get the experience of six senior-focused companies working together as one. In the field of senior living, Experience is Everything®.  For more information, visit

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