People on the Move – FORTUNE Ranks Erickson Retirement Communities On its

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(CATONSVILLE, MD, January 23, 2009) — FORTUNE has announced that Erickson Retirement Communities (  has been ranked 54th on the 12th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The full list and related stories appear in the February 2 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 26, and now at

To pick the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” FORTUNE works with Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work® Institute—a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries—to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

“This national recognition is a true testament to our outstanding culture,” said Rick Grindrod, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson. “We’re committed to keeping our employees engaged and we appreciate their feedback that has earned this kind of national acknowledgment for what we do every day.”

 Grindrod said the mission and focus on caring and serving residents and each other as colleagues, is what will always distinguish the company.  “We are proud of the hallmark services and environment that have become the Erickson lifestyle positively impacting the lives of as many seniors as possible. We pledge to do whatever is necessary to make Erickson always be a great place to work,” Grindrod said.

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