Erickson Living Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2013 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

BALTIMORE, MD - June 18, 2013 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Eagle's Trace retirement community in Houston, today announces that IDG's Computerworld magazine has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that have created a dynamic and challenging environment for their information technology (IT) professionals, where creativity is valued, career opportunities are advanced and great benefits are provided.  Erickson Living was ranked 13th this year, up from 93rd on last year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld (June 17, 2013), along with results from the 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. "It is an honor for our team to be recognized for a third straight year," said John F. Triscoli, Erickson Living's Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "Over the past year, we have really promoted a culture of open and candid communication. This forms the basis for trusting relationships across the group, which has led to high performing teams and elevated employee engagement." As one of the Best Places to Work in IT, Erickson Living strives to set its IT professionals up for success by fostering a collaborative environment in the workplace. "Erickson Living builds its high-performance team through a comprehensive, integrated employee engagement program that includes extensive employee input, development plans and performance assessments; robust two-way communication; and a performance-based employee value plan that aligns personal and team objectives," according to Senior Vice President of Human Resources Julie Judge.  "The end result is a culture where people give discretionary effort and see Erickson Living as a career destination." "We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It's clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects." About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of Continuing Care Retirement Communities, based in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Erickson Living network currently comprises 16 campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 people and employ more than 12,000.  Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at:  www.ericksonliving.com. About Computerworld:  Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com. About the Best Places to Work in IT:  Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.