Citadel Healthcare, Signature HealthCARE and Trilogy Health Services were among nursing home providers earning high rankings on this year’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list. 

Fortune and Great Place to Work announced the rankings Thursday morning. Citadel, Signature, and Trilogy were ranked No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively, on the list for large senior housing and care organizations. 

Signature Healthcare President and CEO Joe Steier said the company was honored to receive the recognition and praised employees for their “dedication and commitment.’ 

“Their dedication and commitment to this industry are the reasons we earned the (No. 3) spot on the Best Workplaces for Aging Services list,” Steier said in a statement. “To witness the love and special meaning our stakeholders find by serving our residents is a blessing in itself.” 

The recognition is an honor, said Randall Bufford, Trilogy Health Services president and CEO.

“Our employees are the heart and soul of our company, so we make it a point to treat them as such,” he said in a statement. “We promote a culture of acceptance, safety, and empowerment, which translates to lower turnover rates and higher employee satisfaction. … I am truly grateful to all of the Trilogy employees who have given Trilogy their vote of confidence.” 

Others large SNFs ranked included: American Medical Facilities Management, Generations Healthcare and Vetter Senior Living. 

“Overall we’re really excited about the SNF list,” Jacquelyn Kung, Ph.D., CEO of Activated Insights, told McKnight’s. “It was a surprise to us last year how well the SNFs did, and you see that again this year.”

Schepp Senior Care & Rehab Center was ranked at No. 5 o the list for small and medium organizations. Other SNFs ranked included: Chaparral House, Eduro Healthcare and Juliette Fowler Communities. 

“We’re really excited for our sector and want to wish a big congratulations to everybody who got certified as a great place to work,” Kung said. “That was hard.”

This is the second year workplace rankings of aging services has been released. To be ranked, organizations must first be certified by Great Place to Work, Kung explained. Nearly 250,000 survey responses from employees were analyzed during the certification process. 

“It’s more important to every to be able to have a great recruiting strategy and getting certified for Great Place to Work really helps differentiate you in getting more and better applications,” she said. 

Brightview Senior Living and Embrace Living Communities also topped the lists for senior living organizations.