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St. Joseph's a top place to work, again

St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers has once again been named of the best places to work in New York.

The honor, which St. Joseph's also received in 2009, was awarded by the New York State Society for Human Resources Management.

The award is based upon the results of a competitive process in which the employees of both for-profit and non-profit organizations complete a comprehensive survey to determine a wide range of workplace attributes.

Factors considered include the quality of communications throughout the organization and the degree to which employees feel fulfilled and are engaged in meaningful work that is in harmony with the agency's mission.

The society also considers the qualities of leadership throughout all levels of the company in the decision.

Bob Ross is CEO of St. Joseph's. He called the achievement "exceptional" and credited the work of "exceptional people."

"The traits that distinguish our agency - dedication to our mission and to those we serve, optimism, hard work and the care we demonstrate for each other - are precisely the attributes the nominating organization utilized in determining this year's recipients," he said in a prepared statement.

The facility, which is located in Saranac Lake, received further recognition during the annual conference of the Association of Substance Abuse Providers, held in Albany.

During the conference, the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services recognized St. Joseph's as one of just nine agencies statewide for superior leadership and service.

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says St. Joseph's brings honor to the village, noting that recent accolades for the Trudeau Institute paired with the honor for St. Joseph's "underscore" the quality of life in Saranac Lake.

The New York State Society for Human Resources management will host an awards dinner in April in Albany to formally recognize all of the state's award recipients.

St. Joseph's is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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