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News & Awards
Vi Earns Recognition as a 2017 Top Learning and Development Organization by Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Chicago, IL – April 24, 2017 – When companies provide exceptional learning and development resources for employees, the employees will often notice and respond positively. Chief Learning Officer magazine also takes note, and has included Vi among the winners of its LearningElite Award for the seventh consecutive time.

Operating ten continuing care retirement communities nationwide, Vi has built a strong reputation for providing an exceptional array of opportunities for learning, growth and success among its employees, most of whom specialize in resident services, nursing, and professional areas.

Vi was ranked number four out of 64 total winners for 2017. Human Capital Media, the publisher of Chief Learning Officer magazine, announced the awards on Sunday, April 23, at the organization’s LearningElite Gala in Bonita Springs, Florida.

This accolade honors organizations that invest in the best resources for learning and development. It is a robust, peer-reviewed benchmarking program recognizing those that leverage top strategies to further organizational and industry success, deliver strong business results, and promote best-in-class performance.

“The LearningElite’s analysis yields solid data that prove learning and development initiatives are part of an organization’s value equation,” says Sarah Kimmel, Vice-President, Research and Advisory Services at Human Capital Media.  “It also validates what separates the best from the rest. A LearningElite organization has an aligned, precisely executed learning strategy that is backed by leadership commitment. It consistently delivers learning impact that fosters competitive advantage, drives business results and makes a high-performing organization sustainable,” she adds.

Judy Whitcomb, Vi’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Learning, and Organizational Development, shared her excitement about the award. “We know that our highly talented, engaged, and tenured employees are at the heart of Vi’s brand promise to deliver exceptional service and quality care. Our continued investment in the Company’s Management Development, Emerging Leaders, and Breakthrough Leadership Programs, as well as thousands of online, virtual, and classroom training programs, supports our goal of creating an environment where our employees can thrive and grow.”


To learn more about employment opportunities with Vi, visit

Judy Whitcomb
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Learning, and Organizational Development
Phone: 312-803-8428

About Vi: The Vi family of companies consists of 10 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the United States. We have more than 25 years of experience as the owner/operator of residential communities for older adults, and have continued to work toward providing quality environments, services and programs to enrich the lives of those we serve. Our corporate office, located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, supports Vi's 10 communities.