HOPE at Home Health Care was named a finalist in the category of Achievement in Women-related Corporate Social Responsibility in the 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. 

The company will ultimately be recognized as a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner at the annual Stevie awards event Nov. 16 in New York City. The international award program honors achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals. 

“Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is ingrained into every business decision we make,” said Christine Bartel, HOPE at Home Health Care CEO. “Long-term success in the boardroom can only be sustained by success in doing what’s right for our patients, employees and communities we serve.”

In 2017, Bartel received the Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Consumer Services for her leadership at HOPE.

Examples of HOPE’s CSR focus include the mantra of “no patient is turned away if we can improve their life,” and providing care in areas that other home care agencies won’t serve due to lack of insurance reimbursement, such as downtown Detroit. Nearly a quarter of the 1,000 people served by HOPE in 2017 were either underinsured or without insurance.

Other HOPE CSR practices include assigning social workers to all patients needing counseling or assistance, regardless of insurance, and an innovative compensation structure that transitions health care workers holding part-time jobs with multiple companies to full-time employment with HOPE.

Bartel believes so strongly in CSR, she established a foundation to assist patients with expenses such as co-pays/deductibles and non-covered supplies that would otherwise impede them from getting the care they need.

“Our community benefits when individuals get medical care early,” Bartel said. “Early treatment can help avoid more expensive care in the future, which drains government programs like Medicaid.

“I’m hopeful that our success will inspire other businesses to recognize the long-term value in doing what’s right for the greater good.”

Proving that CSR can foster growth, not impede it, HOPE was named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private businesses. The company ranked No. 1908 on the Inc. 5000 list, posting a three-year sales growth of 235 percent.

More than 200 business professionals around the world determine the finalists and winners of the 2018 awards.

More information about the Stevie Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About HOPE at Home Health Care
HOPE At Home Health Care is a full-service home care agency that helps people excel in the comfort of their own homes. HOPE represents Helping Other People Excel. The company provides Medicare and Medicaid-certified skilled services, including skilled nursing, therapy, palliative care and social work services, to patients throughout nearly a dozen Michigan counties, including the Detroit metropolitan and Greater Flint areas. HOPE employs a mix of approximately 100 full- and part-time workers. For more information, call 800.462.5632 or visit www.HOPEAtHomeHealthCare.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.