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Best Employers for Workers Over 50

2003 Winners

These companies and organizations, recognized for their best practices and policies for valuing the mature worker, are roadmaps for the workplaces of tomorrow. They were honored by AARP at an annual awards dinner in New York City on September 24, 2003.

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

The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California

An independent, nonprofit organization that applies science and technology toward solving critical issues in the nation's space program.

Augusta Health Care Inc., Fishersville, Virginia
An independent, nonprofit community health care system.

Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables, Florida
The largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region with several hospitals.

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

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

Children's Health System, Birmingham, Alabama
A pediatric healthcare system comprised of Children's Hospital and a statewide network of primary and specialty care offices.

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

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, Los Angeles, California
The third-largest writer of both private passenger automobile and homeowners insurance.

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

Freeport Health Network, Freeport, Illinois
A nonprofit organization comprised, in part, of a hospital, clinic, nursing home and physician offices, and offering home health, hospice, and mental health services.

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey
A leading innovator of medicines and services that enhance people's health, well-being, and quality of life.

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Advances knowledge and educates students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship.

The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia; Bedford, Massachusetts
A private, not-for-profit corporation working in the public interest for agencies of the federal government.

The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Provides health care in the central Ohio area and works to advance the state of medical knowledge.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Generates, sells, and delivers electricity and energy-related products and services in the western United States.

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

Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona
A two-hospital health system and the city's largest employer.

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

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

Ultratech, Inc., San Jose, California
Designs, manufactures, and markets photolithography equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor and nanotechnology devices.

Volkswagen of America, Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan
A manufacturer of passenger cars.

West, Eagan, Minnesota
Provides integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market.

Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan
A manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances.

The 2003 Judges
AARP would like to thank the individuals who served as judges for the 2003 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
Lecturer and Specialist on Aging, Employment, and Retirement
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

David N. Gamse
Executive Director
Jewish Council for the Aging
Rockville, Maryland

Susan Meisinger
President and CEO
Society for Human Resource Management
Alexandria, Virginia

Gordon Silcox
Workforce Consultant and Coach
Words On Purpose
Fairfax, Virginia


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