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Columbine Health Systems is awarded the 2018 Shining Stars of Vocational Rehabilitation Award

Columbine Health Systems is dedicated to making sure all their employees find an inclusive workplace. Their staff of over 3,000 employees strive to create memories, enrich the community and are dedicated to senior care everyday. 

Columbine Health is a proud recipient of The Shining Stars of Vocational Rehabilitation award from Governor John Hickenlooper and the Department of Labor and Employment. This is awarded to employers who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to improving the employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  The award was accepted by; Joyce Saffel, HR Director, Columbine Health Systems, Charlene Read, Housekeeping Manager, Columbine West Health & Rehab, and Gina Digiallonardo, Administrator, New Mercer Commons at the Colorado State Capital on Tuesday, October 30th.

A Note from Governor John W. Hickenlooper:

With this award, we celebrate businesses like yours that are working toward providing a more inclusive workplace.  Enhancing and building the diversity of the Colorado labor force is an integral part of any employer’s search for qualified, career employees.  When local employers team up with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to bring people with disabilities into the talent pipeline, we can ensure that all Coloradans reach their employment potential.

We want Colorado to be the best state in the nation for workers with disabilities a place where everyone who wants employment can find meaningful work in an inclusive environment.  As you know, these individuals have much to contribute and employers like you are leading the way to a promising future.  You are providing workers with disabilities so much more than a paycheck.  Columbine Health Systems is providing independence, inclusion, and opportunity to learn and grow.

Your workplace culture enhances the morale of everyone, not just those with disabilities.  It’s no surprise that a company that places such importance on its people has made such important strides in empowering works with disabilities to achieve their dreams.

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