Signature HealthCARE Named to List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc. 5000 Recognizes Signature HealthCARE

Louisville, Ky. – September 5, 2017 –  Inc. 5000 recognized Signature HealthCARE most recently on its 2017 list of fastest growing private companies. This ranking is the fifth time that Inc. 5000 has named Signature HealthCARE to its list.

“We are thrilled that the healthcare revolution is growing and to be named to the Inc. 5000 list. It’s a testament to our stakeholders, who carry out the healthcare revolution every day in Signature HealthCARE locations,” Joe Steier, President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE, said.

Signature HealthCARE Welcomes Foreign Trained Nurses and Physical Therapists

Signature expands its recruiting boundaries internationally to meet increasing needs

Louisville, Ky. – August 30, 2017 –  When Joyce Matara first found out about the chance to work as a nurse with Signature HealthCARE, she thought, “Why not grab the opportunity!” She is the first of several foreign trained registered nurses and physical therapists making the journey across the world to join Signature HealthCARE’s revolution.

For Signature HealthCARE, Joyce and other nurses and physical therapists have the knowledge and skills required to fill a need that is industry wide. The long-term care industry is projected to need four million new workers by 2050, according to the American Health Care Association.

Linda Howe, Vice President of International Recruitment, sees this gap and goes beyond normal boundaries of creative solutions. With over 20 years of industry experience, Linda knows what it takes to be a caregiver with Signature HealthCARE. More than their hard skills and medical training, Joyce and others have strong sense of perseverance and unique communication skills that are ingredients for success in long-term care.

Ma Edessa Gejon Reyes is the second registered nurse to arrive at Signature HealthCARE from the Philippines. After beginning to settle in a foreign land, she reflects on the journey and said, “I’m looking forward to many more years working for this company and sharing good memories together.”

Joyce Matara is the first foreign-trained nurse to join the Signature HealthCARE revolution.

In the Philippines, Joyce worked in one of the biggest hospitals in Manila. “Every race, religion and type of person was a patient, and I gave everyone the care that they deserve.”

The journey for Joyce, Ma Edessa and others, also comes with separation from their friends and family in the Philippines; however, the Signature HealthCARE family is thrilled to welcome them to their new home.

102 Signature HealthCARE Locations Recognized for Excellence

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Accreditation Awarded

Louisville, Ky. – August 9, 2017 –  Over one hundred Signature HealthCARE locations are honored to earn accreditation through Providigm’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI). 72 Signature HealthCARE locations earned advanced QAPI accreditation, and 30 Signature HealthCARE locations received basic QAPI accreditation.

“We know that the Signature revolution translates into meaningful clinical results and positive quality of life improvements for our residents. To have the Providigm QAPI Accreditation Program recognize over a hundred of our locations is exciting. It is only with each of our committed stakeholders, from nurses to CNAs, that Signature’s culture change initiatives truly transform our homes into excellence,” Joe Steier, President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE, said.

The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program embraces a comprehensive, data drive approach to care. A recent study in the Providigm Research Brief surveyed 463 QAPI accredited locations and concluded that after accreditation, the average number of deficiencies significantly decreased, as well as the percent of facilities who received penalties.

72 Signature HealthCARE locations earned Advanced Accreditation in 2017.

Advanced Accreditation

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Anchor Care and Rehabilitation Center

Golfcrest Healthcare Center

Golfview Healthcare Center

Gulfport Rehabilitation Center

Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center

Peninsula Care & Rehabilitation Center

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Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

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Signature HealthCARE’s Reflect N Us Showcases Artistry

Innovative Quality of Life Program Embraces the Power of Art

Louisville, Ky., July 28, 2017 – Art has the power to move people at every age, and Signature HealthCARE’s Reflect N Us quality of life program encourages patients and residents to flex their creative arms. This year’s Reflect N Us art gallery features 700 pieces of art, which families, community members and more have voted on their favorite piece.

The 2017 Reflect N Us winner is an intricate sewing project from Shirley, a resident at Chesapeake Shores in Lexington Park, Maryland. Shirley first started the sewing project three years ago for her daughter. With the help of the staff at Chesapeake Shores, Shirley picked up her crochet needle to finish the project.

“Reflect N Us empowers Signature HealthCARE residents to touch, imagine and create a piece of art that is meaningful to them. Every year the unique talents of our residents inspires our staff company-wide,” Anna Bass-Wilson, Quality of Life Director for Signature HealthCARE, said.

To see the artwork of the 2017 Reflect N Us winners, click the image above.

The online art gallery features artwork created by the residents of Signature HealthCARE’s 148 locations. Art submissions include these categories: drawing, group art projects, jewelry, painting, photography, poetry, mixed media, sculpture and pottery and sewing and quilting.

The Reflect N Us art gallery at Signature HealthCARE began in 2013 and has grown to a gallery showcasing thousands of art pieces. Winners are recognized based on overall votes and votes in each category.

Overall Winners
Grand Prize Intricate Pineapples Sewing & Quilting Shirley at Chesapeake Shores
First Runner Up Wrist Bling Jewelry Charlotte at Signature HealthCARE of South Pittsburg Rehab & Wellness Center
Second Runner Up Rainbow Horn Painting Ellie at Signature HealthCARE of East Louisville
Third Runner Up A Glorious Morn Drawing Gail at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Winners by Category
Sewing & Quilting Intricate Pineapples Shirley at Chesapeake Shores
Sculpture & Pottery Doll Ruth at Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park
Poetry The Last Witness Robert at Signature HealthCARE of Savannah
Photography Sweethearts Delores at Sunrise Manor
Painting Rainbow Horn Ellie at Signature HealthCARE of East Louisville
Mixed Media That’s My Name Mary at Signature HealthCARE of Lafayette
Jewelry Wrist Bling Charlotte at Signature HealthCARE of South Pittsburg Rehab & Wellness Center
Group Art Project Florida Lighthouse Eleanor, Amy and Lorraine at Heritage Park Care & Rehabilitation
Drawing A Glorious Morn Gail at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Signature HealthCARE CEO Inducted into Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Joe Steier, and Business Leaders Across Kentucky, Added to Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2017 – Joe Steier, President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE, will join the ranks of many successful entrepreneurs in November. Mr. Steier will be inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Joe Steier, Signature HealthCARE President and CEO, was inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

The Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame celebrates the diverse stories of Kentucky’s most successful entrepreneurs. The Hall of Fame strives to promote entrepreneurship, and its impact in the Commonwealth, and encourages others to pursue similar ambitious endeavors. Mr. Steier will be joined by Doug Cobb, Founder of The Cobb Group and Founder of Chrysalis Ventures, and  Kimberly Knopf, Founder of Innovative Mattress Solutions, for this year’s celebration in November.

Groundbreaking Celebrates Project to Enhance Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Services in Johnson City

Groundbreaking Celebrates Multi-Million Dollar Project

Johnson City, Tn., July 19, 2017 – Local leaders and executives of Signature HealthCARE and Mountain States Health Alliance picked up shovels on Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Princeton Transitional Care and Assisted Living Facility. The project will revive the dormant land and add 100 jobs to the Tri-Cities area.

Construction for the new, state-of-the-art Princeton Transitional Care & Assisted Living has officially begun.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mountain States Health Alliance on a project that will provide much needed services in a beautiful, state-of-art facility on a campus setting.”  George Burkley, Chief Strategy Officer for Signature HealthCARE, said.  “The services and options that will be provided will meet a vital need and we believe be a terrific addition to the community.”

The facility will provide a new home for the skilled nursing services of Princeton Transitional Care, and will also add 60 assisted living apartments, featuring a streetscape with a chapel and theatre, library and media center, market place, java bar, ice cream & bistro, billiard parlor, country store, pharmacy, and an on-site physician office.

“Princeton Transitional Care has a history of excellence in skilled nursing care,” said Grace Pereira, vice president of outpatient and post-acute care services for Mountain States. “With the addition of assisted living in this new facility, we will be able to provide a more comprehensive continuum of services to our region with the same quality and caring atmosphere people have come to know and trust.”

“We already serve several communities in Northeast Tennessee, and to add our expertise in post-acute care to the Johnson City community is an honor,” Joe Steier, President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE, said.

“Our senior population deserves to age with dignity and to have the support they need to continue thriving in our community,” said Alan Levine, president and CEO of Mountain States. “This investment by Mountain States Health Alliance and Signature HealthCARE is designed to meet the important needs of our beloved seniors.”

The new one-story, 73,000-square-foot facility will be located on Princeton Road on the site of the former North Side Hospital. It will be jointly owned by Signature HealthCARE and Mountain States Health Alliance and is slated to open in late 2018. Reservations for the assisted living facility will become available in the spring of 2018.

Danville Centre Celebrates 104-year-old Veteran

Birthday Celebration Marks Milestone for Danville Centre Resident

Danville, Ky., June 14, 2017 – It is rare to find a person with memories of the hardships of the ‘30’s, the vibrancy of the 60’s and many changes in the 90’s. Ernest Blanchet is one of those rare people with memories of all of these decades. Ernest, along with the Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, will mark his 104th birthday with a celebration on Friday, June 16th at 1:30 p.m. at 642 N. Third Street.

Members of the Army and Navy celebrated veteran Ernest Blanchet’s birthday at Danville Centre for Health & Rehabilitation.

Though Ernest does not have any secrets of life to share, he attributes his long life to knowing that he lives in his own heaven on earth…Kentucky. He enjoys each moment living in his heaven on earth with his favorite hobbies of gardening and watching silent movies.

Ernest’s days have been relaxing since retiring from both the Army and Navy. In fact, he is the oldest living naval veteran in Kentucky. Regional 1st Sergeant Hawkinson, along with other representatives of the military, will be in attendance honoring Ernest’s service to our country. Members of the community will join celebrating Ernest’s 104th birthday on Friday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Danville Centre for Health & Rehabilitation.

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Marks Culture Change Milestone

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Officially Added to Eden Alternative Registry

Lawrenceburg, Ky., June 28, 2017 – Staff at Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Rehab & Wellness Center have reason to celebrate this week. After several years, they achieved the industry milestone of being added to the Eden Alternative Registry.

Though slogans, such as patient centered care, clutter healthcare companies, person-directed care is an approach and mindset that everyone, from the nursing home administrator to each CNA, must adopt to achieve Eden-Alternative Certification. Person-directed care says that each person’s individual desires and needs are considered in their health care decisions.

“It is exciting to see Heritage Hall Rehab & Wellness Center be added to the Eden Alternative Registry.  This milestone is the beginning of their commitment to person-directed care, which honors individual preferences and needs of each of our elders,” Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation at Signature HealthCARE said.

The road for Heritage Hall to officially be added to the Eden Alternative Registry was worth the wait. “Since starting this journey, I have seen a transformation throughout our home. From nurses to CNAs to our residents, I see the values of an elder-centered community lived out every day. We here at Heritage Hall strive every day to create an atmosphere of family. I am tremendously proud to have been a part of our journey here towards culture change and elder-centered care,” Justin Carwile, Administrator at Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Rehab & Wellness Center, said.

The Eden Alternative Registry works to transform the well-being and daily life of elders who call nursing homes their home. Nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry experience less staff turnover, according to data from a survey of 2011-2016 members of the registry.

Documentary Filmmakers Showcase Person-Centered Care

Next Avenue Visits Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County

Cookeville, Tn., June 7, 2017 –  Person-centered care is transforming Signature HealthCARE, and documentary filmmakers visited Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County to get a firsthand look at the transformation. Next Avenue’s short documentary features person-centered care from each perspective inside a long-term care center.

At Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County person-centered care often takes the form of intergenerational events. The long-term care center recently hosted a Magical Mayhem Carnival, a Harry Potter themed event in conjunction with the elementary school just across the street. Person-centered care prioritizes the unique needs and desires of each individual, including social needs, and involves individuals in their daily care.

Watch Next Avenue’s short documentary featuring Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County here. Next Avenue is the public broadcasting service’s first and only national news devoted to the booming population of older Americans.

Danville Centre Celebrates 101-year-old Veteran

Epic Birthday Party Celebrates 101-year-old Veteran


Danville, Ky., May 15, 2017 – Walter Juteau has celebrated many life milestones since 1916, and this Saturday is a special landmark for the oldest World War II veteran in Kentucky. Family and lifelong friends are coming together Saturday, May 20th at the Danville Centre for an Epic Birthday Party celebrating Walter’s 101st birthday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will present Walter with a plaque recognizing his service to the country.

Photo courtesy The Advocate Messenger

While he has not found the fountain of youth, yet, Walters says his secret to a long life is “Not worrying about things.” He lives out this motto since retiring at the age of 90 years old with his favorite hobbies, fishing and riding a snow mobile.

Walter will celebrate his 101st birthday on Saturday, May 20th at the Danville Centre, 642 North 3rd Street, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  He was born in Newport, New York in 1916. He is the oldest World War II veteran in Kentucky and the second oldest marine in the country. He currently resides at the Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.