Signature HealthCARE held a company-wide voter registration day on March 10, 2016. Both stakeholders and residents were given the opportunity to register and make their voices heard in this transformative election year.
Engaging with County Election Board Supervisors, a coordinated effort was made for more than 130 facilities in 11 states. Championing the event at the facility-level were Quality of Life directors partnering with facility chaplains. The day proved to be a great success, preliminary results show more than 300 residents and 100 stakeholders were registered and can now be active participants in shaping policy by casting their ballots.
Dianne Timmering, VP of Spirituality and Legislative Affairs, emboldened by the Faith in Works initiative, said, “It was overwhelming how many registered to vote, both residents and stakeholders engaged in different voices driving the future of the healthcare industry in both job sustainability and quality of life!”
Not only did Signature provide the opportunity to register, but many facilities also teamed with their local County Board of Elections to vote in the primaries. Fannie Morgan, a proud republican and resident of SHC of McCreary in Kentucky, was able to still be a part of the voting process at the age of 104.
Signature has a long history of legislative involvement and raising consumer awareness of legislative issues relating to long-term care. This involvement is integral to Signature’s mission to change the landscape of healthcare forever, ensuring both their residents and stakeholders have the opportunity to impact and influence their future.