Powerlink’s commitment to community
Powerlink was founded with a commitment to always be conscious and responsible to the community it lives in. Powerlink continually scans its community and searches out needs that it can assist in solving.
Reflecting the surrounding community
Powerlink recognizes that companies can only be as successful as the communities that surround them and the people that work for them. Powerlink’s executive team cares about the customers and the communities it serves. It supports key educational and economic development initiatives and actively incorporates environmentally sound practices in it operations.
The causes we actively support are:
Real Life 101 Scholarship Program
Wayne State University – Biz Tech
Kettering University – Academically Interested Minorities Diversity
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Development
Within the past two years, Powerlink has established a stellar track record in its overall support and assistance to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and MBE programs. Powerlink is dedicated to fostering the growth and expansion of promising MBE’s through mentoring and partnership. Powerlink has developed a mentoring relationship with a Detroit-based promotional merchandise and graphic design firm, helping it with critical financial assistance and business
guidance. Powerlink’s marketing and media relations are managed by MBE firms, and it has also partnered with another promising Detroit-based MBE companies to supply all of Powerlink’s janitorial consumables. Powerlink’s active participation with the Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC) led to a significant MBE spend just last year, when it began purchasing insurance from a company owned by a woman and a Hispanic man. Another example of Powerlink’s commitment to the growth and development of MBE’s lies within its continued participation in other MBE initiatives. Working with a major health system, Powerlink is currently developing an innovative strategy to increase the overall spend with MBE’s in the area of the health system’s landscaping maintenance contracts. Powerlink has also been instrumental in identifying and recruiting additional minority suppliers for the hospitals. Currently, a significant percentage of Powerlink’s corporate staff are minorities. In addition, Powerlink works to ensure that minority employees are equally represented in today’s marketplace and is committed to building a highly qualified workforce that is reflective of the communities it serves.
Winning Futures is a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through their evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout Metro Detroit are immersed in a seven-year experiential curriculum that starts in high school and continues through college. The program includes mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, career exploration, and college success coaching.
With help from local business professionals who serve as volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, students become self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. The program is currently engaging students from Cass Technical High School, Community High School, Mumford High School, Warren Mott High School, Pontiac Academy for Excellence, and Harper Woods High School.
Powerlink President Scott Rice serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the organization. In 2012, Powerlink CEO Link Howard and former NBA player Greg Kelser created a summer camp for 100 Detroit students in grades 6th-9th. Students in the program spent time on the court learning basketball skills and time in the classroom developing life skills and learning about goal setting.
Powerlink believes it has a responsibility to be an ethical steward of the environment. It stands by a series of guiding principles that include a yearly report outlining continuous improvement action items that work to decrease the use of chemicals, natural resources, or waste. A copy of the report is made available to each client.
Providing food and nutrition services in the healthcare industry requires developing effective food policies and procedures while maintaining high quality standards and delivering a highly valued dining experience
Maintaining safe and clean environments within any healthcare institution is increasingly recognized as an essential benchmark to reducing the risk of infections for patients and staff within every setting
In healthcare, priority is always set on the patient’s comfort and health. In order to achieve this goal, the highest quality linens must be professionally cleaned to make sure germs and possible toxins have been removed
Patient transportation issues result hidden waste, increased expenditures and poorer healthcare and is critical in non-emergency situations. Powerlink delivers solutions for varying demands while protecting your brand
Powerlink can assist in solving healthcare facility management problems by partnering with you. Whether you try solve your problems internally or count on us to manage the solution, we can help
A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a credentialed healthcare professional who applies evidence-based information about nutrition and diet to contribute to the health and wellness of Residents in LTC facilities.
Speech & language pathologists (SLPs), in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTC-F), work to, assess, diagnose, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in adult Residences.
Certified at managing foodservice operations and ensuring food safety. Responsible for implementation of menus, foodservice purchasing, and food preparation. They apply principles, document nutrition information, and manage kitchen.
The KPI Dashboard facilitates factual data driven discussions and informed decision-making at the senior management and operational levels. Monthly review of dashboards accelerate teamwork performance and improve collaborations. KPI Dashboards democratize data and promote and enable an effective data-driven culture.
The KPI Life Cycle:
The Complexity of the Relationship between These Three Complementary Disciplines have a Significant Impact on the Quality of Care Delivered by Your Facility.