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Best Employers for Workers Over 50

2004 Winners

These companies and organizations, recognized by AARP for their best practices and policies for valuing the mature worker, are roadmaps for the workplaces of tomorrow.

Adecco Employment Services, Melville, NY
A staffing and human resource solutions company that places temporary and full-time employees at client locations.

Beaumont Hospitals, Southfield, MI
A provider of health care services, medical education and medical research.

Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Richmond, VA
A not-for-profit, multifacility health care system with three hospitals and more than 24 outpatient service sites.

Brethren Village, Lancaster, PA
A not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offering choices and services to keep residents living independently for as long as possible.

Centegra Health System, Woodstock, IL
A health care system that includes several hospitals, the Centegra Primary Care physician network, a fitness center, and over 20 additional sites throughout its service area.

Deere & Company, Moline, IL
Manufactures, distributes, and finances a broad range of agricultural, construction, forestry, commercial and consumer equipment.

Delaware North Companies Inc., Buffalo, NY
A hospitality and food service provider that provides visitor services at national parks and attractions, resorts, and at more than 50 sporting venues and 30 airports in the United States.

DentaQuest Ventures, Inc., Boston, MA
National administrator of dental benefits.

First Horizon National Corporation, Memphis, TN
A nationwide financial services institution providing services to individuals and businesses.

Gemini, Incorporated, Cannon Falls, MN
A manufacturer of metal and plastic letters for outdoor signage and customized, decorative metal plaques.

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, NJ
An innovation-driven healthcare company, with core businesses in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

Lee County Electric Cooperative, North Fort Myers, FL
A not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative providing service and energy products to 165,000 customers in Southwest Florida.

Lincoln Financial Group, Philadelphia, PA
Provides financial and security products to individuals and businesses.

Inova Health System Leesburg, VA
A not-for-profit healthcare organization providing a full continuum of quality healthcare services.

Minnesota Life, St. Paul, MN
Provides insurance, pension and investment products to more than 6 million clients in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Mitretek Systems, Falls Church, VA
A non-profit research and engineering company.

New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
A not-for-profit healthcare organization comprised of the NYU Hospitals Center and the NYU School of Medicine.

North Memorial Health Care, Robbinsdale, MN
A non-profit health care provider with more than 800 physicians and 5,000 employees in its system.

Pitney Bowes, Inc., Stamford, CT
A provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions.

Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
Offers businesses, individuals, and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services.

Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ
A non-profit healthcare provider with two hospitals, outpatient centers, home health services, and a wide range of community outreach programs.

Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
A not-for-profit, community-based health care system that includes five acute and tertiary care hospitals, numerous outpatient facilities, and home health care services.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Clayton, MO
A manufacturer of paperboard, paper-based packaging, and other packaging materials and paper-based products.

Sonoco, Hartsville, SC
A manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products and provider of packaging services.

SSM Health Care, St. Louis, MO
A healthcare network sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary that delivers patient care in the St. Louis region.

St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV
A regional medical center in the tri-state region of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, specializing in cardiac, oncology, trauma, and neuroscience services.

Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine, IA
A multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide.

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. Cambridge, MA
A private, not-for-profit corporation engaged in applied research, engineering development, technology transfer, and advanced technical education.

The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
A nonprofit health care organization made up of a flagship hospital, The Methodist Hospital, and three community hospitals.

The Vanguard Group, Valley Forge, PA
An investment management company that provides an array of financial products and services, including mutual fund investments and employer-sponsored retirement plan services.

Volkswagen of America, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI
Manufacturer of passenger cars and trucks.

WELBRO Building Corporation, Maitland, FL
A full-service construction management and general contracting company.

West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, WV
A private, not-for-profit corporation that is closely tied to West Virginia University and includes three hospitals, a trauma center, and the WVU Eye Institute.

Westgate Resorts, Orlando, FL

A privately-held timeshare company that employs over 5,000 people throughout the country.

Zurich North America, Schaumburg, IL

A commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the multinational, middle market and small business sectors in the United States and Canada.

The 2004 Judges

AARP thanks the individuals who served as judges for the 2004 program. These experts in employment and aging issues played a critical role in the selection process:

Joan Cirillo
Executive Director
Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Helen Dennis
Specialist on aging, employment, and retirement
Lecturer, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

David N. Gamse
Executive Director
Jewish Council for the Aging
11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 200
Rockville, Maryland

Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR
President & CEO
Society for Human Resource Management
Alexandria, Virginia

Claire Raines
Writer and Speaker on the Generations at Work
Claire Raines Associates
Denver, Colorado

Gordon Silcox
Workforce Consultant and Executive Coach
Words on Purpose, LLC
Fairfax, Virginia


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