Gift of Life earns Crain’s Detroit “Cool Places to Work” distinction

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Crain’s Detroit Business recognizes organization’s employee engagement, philosophy

ANN ARBOR — Gift of Life Michigan has been named one of the state’s “Cool Places to Work” by Crain’s Detroit Business and Best Companies Group. The honor was announced in the publication’s November 17 edition.

“We take our work very seriously, because we know lives are at stake,” said Richard Pietroski, CEO of Gift of Life, the state’s federally designated organ and tissue recovery organization. “Because of the amazing generosity and renewed life we see every day, we have a deeper appreciation for living life to its fullest. We incorporate that into our workplace, and it shows in our camaraderie.”

Gift of Life was ranked 25th out of 34 medium-sized (50-249 employees) Michigan organizations or businesses to win the designation. Another 41 small and large-sized companies also won. For a full list, go to crainsdetroit.com/coolplaces.

Crain’s uses a two-part survey process to determine winners. The first part evaluates each organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consists of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determine the top companies.

The announcement comes at the same time that the state is closing in on a major milestone: Having over 50 percent of adults on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, which documents an individual’s decision to save and improve lives by becoming an organ, tissue and eye donor. Anyone can join the Donor Registry – regardless of age or health history – by going to giftoflifemichigan.org.

“If you want to talk about cool, nothing is cooler than making that decision to help others,” Pietroski said.

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EDITOR’S NOTES:

· To learn more about Gift of Life Michigan, go to giftoflifemichigan.org

· To see a video Gift of Life created for the “Cool Places to Work” honor, go to YouTube.com/GiftOfLifeMichigan

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