Cypress Glen Retirement Community earned recertification as a participant in the N.C. Department of Labor’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) during a ceremony held at the company’s Greenville facility on Thursday, July 14.
Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson attended the ceremony where he provided keynote remarks and presented the ceremonial SHARP flag to company leadership and employees.
“The past couple of years have been especially challenging to our state’s healthcare workers, but the folks here at Cypress Glen were able to face that challenge head on,” Commissioner Dobson said. “Cypress Glen has maintained participation in SHARP for nearly 20 years and has proven time and time again a strong commitment to the health and safety of its employees.”
SHARP is administered by the labor department’s Consultative Services Bureau under its Occupational Safety and Health Division. The program is designed for small to mid-size employers that have established, implemented and maintained exceptional workplace safety standards.
Cypress Glen, home to more than 325 residents, employs over 260 staff members. Cypress Glen has maintained the SHARP distinction since 2004 and was one of the first companies within the health care industry in North Carolina to receive the award.
Cypress Glen is the only continuing care retirement/life plan community in the Greenville area. Established in 1987, Cypress Glen provides independent living cottages, garden villas and apartments with the security of assisted living, memory care and long-term care/skilled nursing available.