Vice President of Hospice Services Ashley Perkins, Chief Strategy Officer Christina McNally, and Chief Administrative Officer Angela Gruebbel represented Carolina Caring at the Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work Gala in Chicago.

Special to Iredell Free News

Modern Healthcare has selected Carolina Caring as one of its Best Places to Work in Healthcare for the fifth consecutive year.

The nonprofit serious illness care provider was honored for leveraging a profoundly engaged workforce to create a culture of excellence that consistently delivers innovative, compassionate care. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners along with the October issue of Modern Healthcare.

This award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. These healthcare leaders have proven that creating nurturing, supportive workplaces for their most valuable asset, their employees, is vital. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

“We are honored to be recognized five years in a row, alongside so many influencers in the healthcare industry,” said Dana Killian, president and CEO of Carolina Caring. “I am inspired by our employees’ compassionate, personalized care for those in our community and thank each of them for their commitment to the mission of Carolina Caring.”

Carolina Caring’s place on the list for 2023 was announced on Thursday, September 28, at the Best Places to Work in Healthcare Awards Gala at the Renaissance Chicago in Chicago.

Founded in 1979, Carolina Caring is an independent, community-based, nonprofit healthcare provider. It specializes in programs that offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges they bring, including palliative medicine, hospice care, and grief counseling. Currently, Carolina Caring serves 12 counties across western North Carolina and the Charlotte Region. For more information, call 828.466.0466 or visit