News & Awards
News & Awards
Vi Ranked As a Top Large Employer in South Florida By The Sun Sentinel

Chicago, IL – April 24, 2018

Once again, Vi® has been recognized as one of the top large employers in South Florida by The Sun Sentinel. Ranked number two in the large employer category, Vi at Aventura and Vi at Lakeside Village, two of Vi’s continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), were honored with the prestigious Top Workplace Award at the Sun Sentinel awards luncheon on April 19th. 

The South Florida Top Workplace Award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.” 

Vi at Aventura and Vi at Lakeside Village, located in Lantana, were both recognized for workplace excellence due to their commitment to the professional development and success of their employees. Vi’s team members have access to valuable career resources, such as tuition reimbursement, a 24-hour online university, and Rosetta Stone language training, in addition to training and development programs, comprehensive employee benefit programs, and a family-like work environment.

Vi is committed to creating an environment that’s not just great for our residents, but also for our employees,” said Judy Whitcomb, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Learning. “We’re incredibly proud to be named one of the top large workplace in South Florida by The Sun Sentinel. This serves as a testament to the effort we’re making at Vi to create an incredible work environment for our employees.”   

To ensure every Vi employee has meaningful opportunities to learn and grow, all ten of Vi’s communities across the country offer their employees the company’s award-winning training and development programs. To learn more about careers at Vi, please visit

About Vi: The Vi family of companies consists of 10 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the United States. We have more than 30 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.

About Energage, LLC:
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.

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