BAY CITY, MI – As Dobson Healthcare enters its 25th year, the company is seeking to continue the growth it has seen in recent years.
Since 2010, the home care provider has seen a 90 percent increase in new employees. It hopes to build upon this momentum by adding 25 employees in each quarter of 2013, totaling 100 for the year.
The company currently employs about 200 full-time and part-time employees, according to Jami Dobson-Schrumpf, president and chief executive officer of Dobson Healthcare.
“Home care in general is a nice balance for caregivers looking for a more one-on-one care setting since healthcare facilities and hospitals can be more tasking with higher client to caregiver ratios,” said Dobson-Schrumpf in a statement. “Many of our caregivers retain their current job, but supplement their hours by working with us.”
Dobson-Schrumpf started the company, which has regional offices in Bay City; Lansing and West Branch, in 1988 with only one client, a young boy who required a ventilator because of an auto accident. She says she is grateful the family gave her the opportunity to help their son.
“Luckily, his family took a chance on me,” she said. “The teenager was destined to spend his days in a nursing facility about three hours from his parents just because another agency wouldn’t care for him on a ventilator in the home. Now, 25 years later, I am thankful for the family who helped me realize my passion for keeping people home.”
Dobson says one of the most difficult aspects to expanding is being able to continually hire quality caregivers. She believes it takes a special individual to make a family comfortable inviting that person into their home.
“Home care isn’t something that is normally on any family’s list of purchases, and for the client themselves, they have to trust the person coming to their home,” she said. It is daunting, but knowing who the company is and what they stand for makes for a more comforting experience.”
Throughout the year, Dobson Healthcare will be hosting hiring fairs with local employment facilities throughout its coverage area including the Great Lakes Bay Region, Genesee County, Northern Michigan and Lansing. Exact dates for the hiring fairs have yet to be set, but those interested are encouraged to check the company’s Facebook page and website for announcements.
Source: Bay City Times
Written By: Alex Mitchell