Recognized for Excellence

Sun Health’s commitment to delivering superior health care shows in the success of our programs, our employees, and through awards from industry peers and community leaders. Below is a list of awards and recognition that we have received since 2013.

Sun Health Named a Best Workplace in 2021

English Memo: Best Workplaces to work for aging services in 2021

Spanish Memo: Mejores lugares de trabajo para trabajar para los servicios de las personas mayores en 2021

March 2020 to March 2021: Sun Health Great Place to Work Certification Results 

Great Place to Work Institute has honored Sun Health with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across the organization. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included 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 employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions.

2019 Awards

  • Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Award: Sun Health is also a proud Platinum-level recipient of the 2019 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) award, a public initiative between Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Public Health. This award recognizes businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and wellbeing of their employees, their families and their community through evidence-based worksite health initiatives and promising programs. Since 2016, Sun Health has received this award.
  • Arizona LeadingAge presented Sun Health with three awards, including the 2019 Innovation award, a 2019 Excellence in Service award and a 2019 Best Practices award. Click here for the entire article.
  • Grandview Terrace won Beacon Award for ‘Best In Wellness’. It was just one of 25 communities in United States selected for the prestigious 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award that recognizes best-in-class for fostering a wellness-centered environment to benefit all who live and work there. The award was created as a joint venture between ICAA and NuStep, LLC, both of whom have long supported, and advocated for, older adult wellness.

2016 Awards (to date)

  • Sharon Grambow, COO and executive vice president for Sun Health Senior Living, was named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts.
  • The American Heart Association honored Sun Health with a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite award.
  • Sun Health was recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program as achieving the gold level of excellence in worksite wellness.
  • LeadingAge Arizona presented Sun Health with two awards: the Excellence in Service Award was presented to Pushpa Chand, coordinator of Staffing and Central Supply at La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation. And, the Best Practices Award went to the Memory Support Suites at Grandview Terrace.
  • Sun Health’s Care Transitions program was chosen to present at the 9th Annual Orthopedic and Spine Summit in Chicago. Staff members gave a talk titled “Minimizing Costs in the Post-Acute Environment Through Effective Transitions of Care.”
  • The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Sun Health with a Legacy Award for Business Excellence in the Large-Nonprofit category.
  • The Colonnade received the Silver Achievement Award−Best CCRC in Best of 55+Housing−from the National Association of Homebuilders.

2015 Awards

  • The American Heart Association gave Sun Health a Fit-Friendly Worksite award.
  • Sun Health received two Avatar Solutions (Employee Survey) best-in-class seals of approval for its outstanding “employee engagement.”
  • LeadingAge Arizona presented Sun Health with five awards: The Award of Honor was presented to Bhakti Gosalia, executive director of Grandview Terrace; the Excellence in Service Award went to Laticia Moore, a certified nursing assistant at Grandview Terrace Health and Rehablitation; the Emerging Leader of the Year Award was given to Kari Curry, administrator in training at La Loma Village; the Innovation in Technology Award went to La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation for its Never 2 Late computer system; and the Innovation in Environmental Design Award was presented to the Memory Support Suites at Grandview Terrace.
  • The Phoenix Business Journal named Sun Health as one of the Valley’s Healthiest Employers.
  • The Phoenix Business Journal gave a HR Best Practices Award to Sun Health Senior Living for its revamped safety-training program for employees.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company named Sun Health Senior Living Safe Employer of the Month for January.
  • Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation was the #1 Ranked Skilled Nursing Facility according to Ranking Arizona Magazine.

2014 Awards

  • The American Heart Association gave Sun Health a Fit-Friendly Worksite award.
  • The Maricopa Association of Governments presented Sun Health and partner organizations with a Desert Peaks Award for their involvement in the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network and the development of Northwest Valley Connect.
  • Masterpiece Living awarded Grandview Terrace with a Highest Sustainability Award.
  • The Phoenix Business Journal named Sun Health as one of the Valley’s Healthiest Employers.
  • Ranking Arizona named Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade as being among the Top 10 Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
  • Sun Health COO and executive vice president Sharon Grambow was recognized as a top leader in Republic Media’s “Who’s Who in Business 2014,” a publication highlighting the top 10 Arizona companies in 50 business categories, including senior living.
  • “Who’s Who in Business 2014” also named Grandview Terrace as one of the “Top 10 Arizona Assisted Living Facilities.”
  • Grandview Terrace was recognized by Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility company, as one of its Partners in Energy Efficiency for converting to LED bulbs, in all of its buildings.
  • The Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program received accreditation by the prestigious American Association of Diabetes Educators.
  • The La Loma Care Center earned an “Excellent” rating from the Arizona Department of Health Services Quality Indicator.
  • All three of Sun Health’s Life Care communities are ranked in the top 10 of “Independent/Assisted Living” centers by Ranking Arizona, an annual poll of Arizona businesses.
  • The Public Relations Society of America recognized the Sun Health Senior Living newsletter, and the Community Education and resident communications programs with Awards of Merit
  • Grandview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation received an Innovation in Care and Services Award from LeadingAge Arizona; Grandview Terrace Memory Support life enrichment coordinator Tammy Soares received the Outstanding Mentor Award.
  • Grandview Terrace became Arizona’s first continuing care retirement community to earn gluten-free certification for kitchen and dining staff from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

2013 Awards

  • Sun Health volunteers Bill and Donna Mae Tanzie were named “Health Care Volunteers of the Year” by the Phoenix Business Journal.
  • Sun Health earned an Award of Merit from the Public Relations Society of America for its internal communications magazine called Culture.
  • Sun Health earned an Award of Merit from the Public Relations Society of America for its Community Education program.