Our team members are the heart of our community and truly make a difference in the lives of our residents every day!
Cedar Community is now officially a “Great Place to Work” certified company by Activated Insights, an independent research and consulting firm. The certification process evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on team members’ experiences throughout Cedar Community’s many divisions and campus locations in West Bend and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The results speak for themselves:
70% said it’s a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical US-based company
87% feel they make a difference
86% said their work has special meaning and it’s not just a job
84% feel a sense of pride
Consider joining our “Great Place to Work” for your career!!
Casey Ganiere’s team members nominated her as Team Member of the Quarter, saying: “Casey always takes on extra assignments with a smile.” “When her schedule is packed, she always says ‘I should be alright.’” “Casey has a great sense of humor and provides needed comic relief.” “We are blessed to have Casey as part of the Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice team.”
Casey is an RN Case Manager with Cedar Community’s Hospice division. She started her career path as a certified nursing assistant in Milwaukee. During this time she was attending Waukesha County Technical College, pursuing her licensed practical nurse (LPN) degree. Casey worked in Milwaukee for another year and a half as an LPN and then made the move to West Bend to be closer to her mother. Her mom spoke highly of Cedar Community so Casey applied. In 2007 she joined the Cedar Community team, working on the rehabilitation floor. She felt a calling to continue her education so she returned to school, attending Moraine Park Technical College. In 2017 Casey graduated with her associate’s registered nursing degree.
In early 2018 a position in hospice became available. “I always felt a calling toward end-of-life care. All the extra stuff in life goes away and the really important stuff comes into focus,” says Casey. She enjoys being part of a team that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit—not only for the patients in their care, but for the families as well. “Our team looks at patient care in a holistic way, getting through what is likely the toughest time in someone’s life,” says Casey. She enjoys getting to know the patients and their families, and getting to hear their life stories. This calling allows her to really focus in on what’s important to them—even if that means making a phone call to a relative they haven’t spoken to in years and helping make that connection. “We are blessed to have Casey. She has the biggest heart and it shows in everything she does. Her dedication to her patients, their families, and our team is exceptional. She is always able to help her team with anything. Casey keeps us all laughing and her smile is contagious! She truly deserves this recognition,” says Nancy Chevremont, Administrator of Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice.
Casey enjoys working at Cedar Community and feels the standard of care is above and beyond. “I think being a not-for-profit Christian-based organization makes a difference and is emphasized across the spectrum of all levels of care,” says Casey. She feels blessed to be part of such a great organization where every patient is treated with respect and dignity. Casey has worked with geriatric populations since she was 18 years old and feels privileged to work with patients who have such remarkable histories. “It really brings history to life when you talk with people who served in WWII or were at Pearl Harbor. It’s a first-hand account of what you read in a textbook,” says Casey.
When not at work, Casey enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and their dogs. As a counter to the demands of offering such comprehensive care, she also enjoys quiet downtime to just relax. Casey is continuing her education—attending Concordia University in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Casey is a third-generation nurse. “I love being a nurse and have a passion for caring for people,” says Casey.
Cedar Community in West Bend and Elkhart Lake is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.
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We offer excellent benefits including:
- Hiring bonuses
- Tuition reimbursement
- Job advancement
- Flexible schedules
- Referral bonuses
- On-site clinic free to team members
- Walking trails to enjoy
- Café and gift shops
- Fitness center
- and much more!