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Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame Preserves Patient, Stakeholder and Volunteer Accomplishments

Louisville, Ky. – November 2, 2017 – Across 11 states today, Signature HealthCARE is adding to its Hall of Fame and cementing the stories of over 450 patients, stakeholders and volunteer accomplishments.

Signature HealthCARE’s 2017 Hall of Fame honors over 400 individuals.

 This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include: a lightweight professional boxer; Air Force, Navy and Army servicemen; World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans; and numerous small business owners, educators and community volunteers. In addition, inductees include many nurses, physical therapists and Certified Nursing Assistants who have served long-term care patients for over 20 years.

“Everyone has a story, and the Hall of Fame celebrates those stories and preserves them for future generations. The Hall of Fame showcases hundreds of patients, employees, volunteers and others who have impacted others and their community. We treasure this event each year to celebrate those living with purpose in our organization,” Jason Kwart, Signature Hall of Fame co-founder, said.

Since 2003, Signature HealthCARE’s annual Hall of Fame has celebrated the contributions of patients, employees and volunteers. From hometown heroes to nationally recognized servicemen, authors, entrepreneurs and more, thousands have been added to Signature’s Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame inductees are nominated into one of the following categories: academia, author, community involvement, military servicemen, entrepreneur, founder, journalism, leadership, personal accomplishments, professional accomplishments, public service, sports, theater and entertainment and volunteerism.

Signature HealthCARE Recognized for Innovations in Senior Care Community

Signature HealthCARE Awarded with Bluegrass Aging Care Award

Louisville, Ky. – October 25, 2017 – Signature HealthCARE accepted the Bluegrass Care Navigators Aging Care Award yesterday at the MediStar awards. The Bluegrass Aging Care Award is presented to an organization that shows forward-thinking and innovation in providing care for the senior community.

Signature HealthCARE and YourDoc2U leaders celebrate at the Kentucky MediStar Awards.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by others in the healthcare industry. Signature strives to serve every patient along our continuum of care with our mission and compassion at heart, even in the face of growing political and regulatory challenges,” Joe Steier, President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE, said.

Signature HealthCARE is leading the culture change movement in the long-term care industry with 44 locations currently added to the national Eden Alternative Registry, over 100 locations accredited through Providigm’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program and eight locations on the 2016-2017 US News & World Report Best Nursing Homes List.

With the aging of the baby-boomers, the need for short-term care, rehabilitation, long-term care and skilled-nursing will be far greater in the next ten to twenty years. Signature HealthCARE puts its mission of revolutionizing the healthcare industry at the center to constantly implement services meeting the changing needs of the senior community.

The MediStar awards have previously recognized Signature HealthCARE’s Dianne Timmering and Linda Howe for the Hall Render Leadership in Healthcare Award.

Signature HealthCARE Day, Oct. 11th, Marks Anniversary

Over 500 employees in Louisville celebrate Signature HealthCARE Day

Louisville, Ky. – October 11, 2017 – Today marks Signature HealthCARE Day in Louisville, Kentucky, where the company’s home offices are located. The Louisville Metro Council, then-Jeffersontown Mayor Clay Foreman and then-Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson each proclaimed Oct. 11 as Signature HealthCARE Day.

Above: Signature HealthCARE’s home office located in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.

Seven years ago, on Oct. 11, 2010, Signature HealthCARE’s grand opening event celebrated the relocation of Signature’s home office from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. to Louisville. A number of dignitaries attended the event, including U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

Since 2010 and relocating the home offices to Kentucky, Signature HealthCARE has continued to revolutionize the long-term care industry, serve 11 states across the Eastern United States and employ over 18,000 people. Earlier this year, Inc 5000 recognized Signature HealthCARE as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

Senators Presented with Save Our Nursing Homes Petition

Save Our Nursing Homes Petition Signed by 10,000 Delivered to Senators

Signature HealthCARE’s legislative director, Kathy Gallin, and Peggy King delivered the Save Our Nursing Home Petition to policy staff at Florida Senator Bill Nelson’s office.

Louisville, Ky. – September 27, 2017 –   Signature HealthCARE delivered the Save Our Nursing Home petition to the halls of Capitol Hill yesterday advocating for our residents. Over 10,000 nursing home residents, stakeholders and more signed the petition.

“We had a wonderful, honest dialogue about the issues in each of the Senate offices of the 11 states Signature operates. We then presented each Senate office with the Save Our Nursing Homes petiton signed by constituents in their state,” Kathy Gallin, Signature HealthCARE’s legislative director said.

Each signature to the Save Our Nursing Homes petition counts and is now in the hands of Congressmen.

With Congress proposing changes to Medicaid, the Save Our Nursing Homes petition puts real names to current and any future proposed Medicaid changes for lawmakers. “It is important for Signature HealthCARE to advocate on behalf of our residents, families and stakeholders, who would be affected by any change the Senate makes,” Gallin adds.

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 of Hartford Added to Person-Directed Care Registry

Eden Alternative Registry Adds Signature HealthCARE of Hartford

Hartford, Ky., September 1, 2017 – The Eden Alternative Registry officially added Signature HealthCARE of to its national list of certified nursing homes. Those on the national registry have completed steps to integrating a person-directed approach into daily operations.

Signature HealthCARE of Hartford’s journey to be added to Eden Certification has motivated a new mindset, a person-directed care approach, for every employee, from the administrator to nurses. A person’s unique needs and particular wants are considered in daily care and health care decisions with person-directed care at the heart of the staff.

“The Eden Registry is more than a national list. To be officially Eden Alternative Certified, culture change is accepted by everyone, from culinary staff to nurses. Signature HealthCARE of Hartford equals 44 Signature HealthCARE facilities are added to the national Eden Registry,” Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation at Signature HealthCARE said.

“This registry marks a big milestone for our staff. They care for our residents’ needs and wants day in and day out, and to be Eden Certified shows that our staff makes Signature HealthCARE of Hartford different than a conventional nursing home, “Tiffany Winchel, Administrator at Signature HealthCARE of Hartford, said.

Nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry, including dozens operated by Signature HealthCARE, work to transform the well-being and daily life of elders who call nursing homes their home. In addition, nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry experience less staff turnover, according to data from a survey of 2011-2016 members of the registry.

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.

Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County Added to National Culture Change Registry

Eden Alternative Registry Marks Culture Change Milestone for Monroe County 

Tompkinsville, Ky., August 17, 2017 – Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County was officially added to a national list of certified nursing homes. The Eden Alternative Registry represents a growing number of nursing homes changing the industry.

Monroe County’s journey to be added to the national registry has motivated a new mindset, a person-directed care approach, for every employee, from the administrator to nurses. A person’s unique needs and particular wants are considered in daily care and health care decisions with person-directed care at the heart of the staff.

“This milestone isn’t something that we achieve and then leave behind. Being added to the Eden Registry marks a point of culture change at Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County. From this point forward, the staff is guided by Eden principles that consider a person’s desires in their daily care,” Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation at Signature HealthCARE said.

“This milestone is a big win for our staff. Our team serves our residents every day with their needs in mind, and to be added to the Eden Registry is an honor. I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride in our team for staying the course throughout the journey of becoming a certified Eden Alternative center,” Rita Crabtree, Administrator at Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County, said.

Nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry, including dozens of facilities operated by Signature HealthCARE, work to transform the well-being and daily life of elders who call nursing homes their home. In addition, nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry experience less staff turnover, according to data from a survey of 2011-2016 members of the registry.

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

Signature HealthCARE of Whitesburg Gardens

Anchor Care and Rehabilitation Center

Golfcrest Healthcare Center

Golfview Healthcare Center

Gulfport Rehabilitation Center

Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center

Peninsula Care & Rehabilitation Center

Signature HealthCARE at the Courtyard

Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville

Signature HealthCARE of Jacksonville

Signature HealthCARE of North Florida

Signature HealthCARE of Orange Park

Signature HealthCARE of Ormond

Signature HealthCARE of Palm Beach

Signature HealthCARE of Pinellas Park

Signature HealthCARE of Port Charlotte

Southern Pines Healthcare Center

Rockcastle Care and Rehabilitation Center

Signature Healthcare at Heritage Hall Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest

Signature HealthCARE at Jackson Manor Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Manor Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature Healthcare at Tanbark Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green

Signature Healthcare of Carrollton Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park

Signature HealthCARE of Georgetown

Signature Healthcare of Glasgow Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature Healthcare of Monroe County Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Pikeville

Signature HealthCARE of South Louisville

Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Winter Park Care and Rehabilitation Center

Signature HealthCARE of Savannah

Signature HealthCARE of Bluffton

Signature HealthCARE of Bremen

Signature HealthCARE of Fort Wayne

Signature HealthCARE of Muncie

Clinton County Care & Rehabilitation Center

Lee County Care & Rehabilitation Center

Liberty Care & Rehabilitation Center

Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Riverview Health Care Center

Signature HealthCARE of Madison

Signature HealthCARE of Memphis

Signature HealthCARE of Monteagle Rehab and Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Putnam County

Signature HealthCARE of Ridgely Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville

Signature HealthCARE of Spencer County

Signature HealthCARE of Trimble County

Chesapeake Shores

Signature HealthCARE at Mallard Bay

Signature HealthCARE of Chillicothe

Signature HealthCARE of Coshocton

Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County

Signature HealthCARE of Galion

Signature HealthCARE of Warren

Signature HealthCARE of Bloomsburg Rehab & Wellness Center

Harriman Care and Rehab

Signature HealthCARE of Clarksville

Signature HealthCARE of Columbia

Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Erin

Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County

Signature HealthCARE of Greeneville

Signature HealthCARE of South Pittsburg Rehab & Wellness Center

Spring City Care & Rehabilitation

Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center

Westmoreland Care & Rehabilitation

Basic Accreditation

Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Heritage Park Care and Rehabilitation Center

Signature HealthCARE at College Park

Signature HealthCARE of Waterford

Signature HealthCARE of Tower Road

Surrey Place Care Center

Signature HealthCARE of Buckhead

Signature HealthCARE of Marietta

Signature HealthCARE at Parkwood

Signature HealthCARE of Lafayette

Signature HealthCARE of Newburgh

Signature HealthCARE of South Bend

Signature HealthCARE of Terre Haute

Bluegras Care and Rehabilitation

Bracken County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Danville Centre for Health & Rehabilitation

Fountain Circle Care and Rehabilitation

Signature HealthCARE at Colonial Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Place Rehab & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE at Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Signature HealthCARE at Summerfield Rehab & Wellness Center

Pickett Care and Rehabilitation Center

Pigeon Forge Care & Rehabilitation Center

Signature HealthCARE at Saint Francis

Signature HealthCARE of Cleveland

Signature HealthCARE of Nashville Rehabilitation & Wellness Center

Signature HealthCARE of Portland Rehab & Wellness Center