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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation presented with Gallup Great Workplace Award

June 1, 2010

West Orange, NJ - Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has been named one of this year's recipients of the prestigious Great Workplace Award from The Gallup Organization. The award recognizes those companies with the best performing workforces in the world and Kessler is one of only 25 companies to receive this honor this year.

"We are proud and privileged to be recognized among the world's leading companies," said Kessler President Robert Brehm. "Equally important, we are proud of our employees who everyday demonstrate an uncommon level of excellence, engagement and commitment to patient care."

The award, the first of its kind for Kessler, is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted, according to The Gallup Organization, which noted that the rehabilitation hospital "demonstrates one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world."

"The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people," said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup's Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice. "When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to create an environment that values people. They go far beyond trivial perks to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company's mission and growth."

"Kessler continues to demonstrate its leadership not only in the field of medical rehabilitation, but in creating a culture of employee engagement that supports outstanding patient care and outcomes and drives staff development, productivity and satisfaction," noted Frank Fritsch, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Select Medical Corporation, the parent company of Kessler Institute.

Gallup's research clearly shows that engagement links to many aspects of well-being, including how people evaluate their overall lives and experience their days, explained James K. Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's chief scientist of workplace management and wellbeing. "It is an honor to recognize these organizations that have vigorously worked to achieve very high levels of employee engagement, which even during difficult economic times, are improving lives while they improve their organization's performance."

Kessler joins such well-known national and international organizations as Campbell Soup, Stryker, Standard Chartered Bank and Bharti Airtel Limited in a group that represents all facets of business from healthcare to hospitality, retail to manufacturing, and banks to insurance.


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