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Create Change Institute Engages Community

Signature HealthCARE Partners with TimeSlips, Fund for the Arts, It’s Never Too Late!, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence & Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services

Louisville, Ky. –January 18, 2018 – Too often nursing home elders are untapped for their imagination, creativity and wisdom. A new project is tackling the problem of leaving many older adults idle. Signature HealthCARE is partnering with TimeSlips and Fund for the Arts to empower older adults to exercise their creative muscles and embrace their imagination.

“Relationships built during these few days together will enhance well-being and growth for all of the attendees. Anytime a diverse group of individuals such as this can come together to rally around a common vision, magic is sure to happen,” Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation at Signature HealthCARE and International Board Member of the Eden Alternative Registry.

The Create Change Institute brings together healthcare professionals working in long-term care, professional artists, students at any stage and older adults. Taking place at the Brown Theatre from January 18th to 19th, the Create Change Institute brings people together of different perspectives in integrating creativity in long-term healthcare.

“The Institute is a blast of inspiration for folks to re-imagine what is possible when worlds of creativity and care collide,” said Anne Basting, Founder & Director of TimeSlips, Professor of Theatre at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.

From flying lessons to a music workshop, the Create Change Institute connects creativity in arts to care in the healthcare business. The Create Change Institute is a collaboration between Time Slips, Signature HealthCARE, Fund for the Arts and is sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, It’s Never Too Late! and the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services.

Sebring Mayor Declares Signature HealthCARE Senior Olympics Day in Florida

16 Signature HealthCARE Locations Compete in Florida Senior Olympics 

Sebring Mayor John Schoop declared January 11th Signature HealthCARE Senior Olympics Day.

Sebring, Fl. –January 11, 2018 – Signature HealthCARE of Jacksonville joined 15 other Signature facilities in friendly competition at Senior Olympics. The event took place in Sebring, Fl. on January 11th with teams competing in events such as basketball, corn-hole toss, reacher relay, wheelchair race, volleyball and cheering.

Sebring Mayor John Schoop and Sheriff Paul Blackman kicked off the event by declaring January 11th Signature HealthCARE Senior Olympics Day across Florida. Followed by a presentation of colors and the Sebring High School Marching Band, the competition officially began for patients, staff and volunteers of 16 Signature HealthCARE nursing and rehabilitation centers. Stakeholders and patients from Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation took the first place trophy home to Orange County, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE’s Senior Olympics brings together patients and long-term care stakeholders from across Florida to push aside the aging clichés for fierce competition, perseverance and teamwork.

Regional Quality of Life Director, Sheri Morin, organized the event and said, “Instead of looking back at their life, Signature HealthCARE patients at Senior Olympics look to their friendly competitors and say, ‘I’ll get you next year.’”

Senior Olympics teams represented these Signature HealthCARE locations:

Anchor Care & Rehabilitation Center in Palm Bay, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Brookwood Gardens in Homestead, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE at College Park in Fort Meyers, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Gainesville in Gainesville, Fl.

Golfview Healthcare Center in St. Petersburg, Fl.

Gulfport Rehabilitation Center in Pasadena, Fl.

Golfcrest Healthcare Center in Hollywood, Fl.

Heritage Park Care & Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fl.

Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sebring, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Orange Park in Orange Park, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE of Ormond in Ormond Beach, Fl.

Peninsula Care & Rehabilitation Center in Tarpon Springs, Fl.

Signature HealthCARE Port Charlotte in Port Charlotte, Fl.

Southern Pines Healthcare Center in New Port Richey, Fl.

Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center in Orange County, Fl.

It’s Official! Signature HealthCARE Is a Great Place to Work

Majority of Signature Stakeholders Say “My Work Has Special Meaning”

Louisville, Ky. –January 3, 2018 – Independent analysts at Great Place to Work® have crunched the numbers and determined that Signature HealthCARE is, indeed, a great workplace for over 18,000 stakeholders. Signature HealthCARE earned this distinction based on extensive ratings given by its stakeholders in anonymous surveys.

“At Signature, we are made of passionate people caring for other people,” CEO and President Joe Steier said. “To see that our stakeholders truly find meaning in offering the highest quality healthcare we can, means we will continue to lead the healthcare revolution from the front.”

 With innovative programs, such as Pinnacle, a CNA Career Ladder, Administrator-in-Training and the Hall of Fame, Signature is committed to being a caring workplace. 92 percent of Signature HealthCARE stakeholders said “My work has special meaning. This is not ‘just a job.’” And 88 percent of Signature HealthCARE stakeholders said, “I’m proud to tell others I work here.”

“We take a different approach when it comes to people who are part of the Signature family. We commit to investing in our stakeholder’s growth and to recognizing their accomplishments,” Mary McNevin, Chief People Officer at Signature HealthCARE, said.

Signature HealthCARE employees completed 1,509 anonymous surveys, resulting in a 90 percent confidence level.

Signature HealthCARE Marks Major Culture Change Milestone in 2017

Nine Signature HealthCARE Locations Added to Eden Registry

Louisville, Ky. – December 30, 2017 – Signature HealthCARE added nine locations to the national Eden Alternative Registry in 2017 marking a major milestone in culture change. Leading the person-directed care movement, Eden certified Signature HealthCARE locations embrace a new mindset, from the administrator to nurses, where an elder’s unique needs and specific wants are at the heart of daily decisions.

49 Signature HealthCARE locations are officially named to the Eden Alternative Registry.

“These milestones are not the end of a journey. It is the beginning. It is so often a transformation for the stakeholders, elders and even families at a Signature HealthCARE community,” Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation at Signature HealthCARE said. “We’re thrilled to see 49 Signature HealthCARE locations named to the Eden Alternative Registry.

The Signature HealthCARE locations added to the Eden Registry in 2017 include:

Signature HealthCARE of Spencer County in Taylorsville, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Rehab & Wellness Center in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County Rehab & Wellness Center in Tompkinsville, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE of Hartford Rehab & Wellness Center in Hartford, Ky.

Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Beattyville, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE at Colonial Rehab & Wellness Center in Bardstown, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE of Hart County Rehab & Wellness Center in Horse Cave, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE of Glasgow in Glasgow, Ky.

Signature HealthCARE of Carrollton Rehab & Wellness Center in Carroll Co., Ky.

Nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry are committed to transforming 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 national registry.

Signature HealthCARE Home Office Stakeholders Volunteer 100 Hours During 12 Days of Service

12 Days of Service Puts Compassion to Work at Signature HealthCARE

Louisville, Ky. – December 12, 2017 – Signature HealthCARE stakeholders at the home office volunteered 100 hours during the annual 12 Days of Service. The program, which began in 2011, has become a beloved company tradition. Stakeholders chose between working shifts as a Certified Nursing Assistant or volunteering for quality of life activities at one of the Louisville area Signature locations.

For those that work as a CNA, the experience serves as a reminder, particularly to stakeholders not working in a clinical capacity, that CNA’s are the heart of Signature HealthCARE. And for those volunteering with quality of life activities from Christmas caroling, bingo and card games, and tree decorating, the experience leaves an impact they take back with them to the home office.

Signature HealthCARE CEO and President, Joe Steier, and Vice President of Spirituality, David Baumgartner, worked as CNAs at Signature HealthCARE of South Louisville. “It’s about going further than talking about our Sacred Six values. It’s about showing our company values at work,” David Baumgartner said.

Stakeholders also volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul’s Open Hand Kitchen as part of the annual 12 Days of Service volunteer program.

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

2017 Hall of Fame Adds Over 450 Accomplished Names

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 volunteers.

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.