Highlands at Brighton Named Employer of the Year by Private Industry Council

June 01, 2000

The Highlands at Brighton, a 145-bed residential healthcare facility within Strong Health, has been named Employer of the Year by the Rochester/Monroe County Private Industry Council (PIC). The award was presented by Mayor William Johnson at the PIC's Annual awards breakfast on May 3.

Each year, the Private Industry Council bestows this award upon a community organization which not only provides employment opportunities, but provides support and encouragement for graduates of PIC-funded training programs. In addition, winners must have hired a significant number of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) candidates over the past year; paid wages at the prevailing rate or commensurate within Monroe County; offered promotional opportunities for employees trained through JTPA resources or provided additional growth following training; and supported program graduates on their adjustment to the workplace through mentoring or coaching. Prospective winners are nominated by members of community organizations.

"We are honored to receive this award," said Highlands at Brighton administrator Robert Wallace. "Many of our finest employees have come to us through our relationship with the Action for Better Community (ABC) program. It's truly a testament to the efforts of Virginia Cassetta, our human resources director, and it's really her work and her relationship with ABC that has made this award possible."

The Highlands at Brighton offers a wide range of specialized professional services to patients of all ages and who require differing levels of care. The 275 employee facility offers a long-term skilled nursing care unit, restorative rehabilitation, a ventilator care/subacute care unit, behavioral care, and hospice care. The Highlands at Brighton is the only facility of its kind in the community to offer a dedicated, ventilator-dependent care unit.

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