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2014 Siggy Award winners announced!

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Today, Signature held the ‘Siggy Awards’, a ceremony to honor facility leaders and caregivers in several categories for their daily contributions to the Revolution. See the categories and winners below…

Most Innovative
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Mountain City Care & Rehab
  • Urban – SHC of East Louisville

Runner Up
SHC of Cherokee Park

Winner
SHC of East Louisville

5-Star Winner
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Pinellas Park
  • Rural – Pickett Care & Rehab
  • Urban – Golfview HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfview HealthCARE Center

Winner
Pickett Care & Rehab

Best Quality of Life Program
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Erin
  • Urban – SHC of Memphis

Runner Up
SHC of Memphis

Winner
SHC of Erin

Best in Culture
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Palm Beach
  • Rural – Prestonsburg Health Care Center
  • Urban – SHC of South Louisville

Runner Up
Prestonsburg Health Care Center

Winner
SHC of Palm Beach

Best Chaplain Program
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Buckhead
  • Rural – SHC at The Courtyard
  • Urban – Winter Park Care & Rehab

Runner Up
SHC at The Courtyard

Winner
Winter Park Care & Rehab

Best in Therapy
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of North Florida
  • Urban – SHC of Cleveland and Hermitage Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Waterford

Top Operating Potential
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – Westmoreland Care & Rehab
  • Urban – SHC of Cleveland

Runner Up
Westmoreland Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Cleveland

Best in Digital Communications
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Buckhead
  • Rural – Washington Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – SHC at St. Peter Villa

Runner Up
SHC at St. Peter Villa

Winner
Washington Rehab & Nursing

Most Compassion Fund Giving/Highest Dollar Raised
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Marietta
  • Rural – SHC of Erin
  • Urban – SHC of Jacksonville

Runner Up
SHC of Jacksonville

Winner
SHC of Erin

Most Compassion Fund Giving/Greatest Percent of Participation
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Pickett Care & Rehab
  • Urban – Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Winner
Pickett Care & Rehab

Most Compassion Fund Raising/Award Total
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – SHC of Ormond

Runner Up
SHC of Cherokee Park

Winner
Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing

Most Compassion Fund Raising/Best Advocate Team
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Chaplain Craig Cantrall and HRD Jack Abrams
  • Rural – Chaplain Gina Bowden and HRD Lee Ann Wallace
  • Urban – Administrator Denise Crosby

Safest Place to Work
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC at Saint Francis
  • Rural – Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – Golfview HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfview HealthCARE Center

Winner
Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing

Most Improved AR
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – SHC of Greeneville
  • Urban – Donelson Place Care & Rehab

Runner Up
Donelson Place Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Greeneville

Best AR
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – Prestonsburg Health Care Center
  • Urban – SHC of Spencer County

Runner Up
SHC of Spencer County

Winner
Prestonsburg Health Care Center

Most Improved Red to Black
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Buckhead
  • Urban – SHC at College Park

Runner Up
SHC at College Park

Winner
SHC of Buckhead

Best Customer Satisfaction Score
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Cherokee Park
  • Rural – Pine Ridge Care & Rehab
  • Urban – SHC of Cleveland

Runner Up
SHC of Cleveland

Winner
Pine Ridge Care & Rehab

Best EBITDAR %
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and SHC of North Florida
  • Urban – Peninsula Care & Rehab

Runner Up
Peninsula Care & Rehab

Winner
Heritage Park Care & Rehab

Lowest Turnover
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – SHC at College Park

Runner Up
SHC of Waterford

Winner
SHC of Rogersville

Best Labor Retention
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Winner
SHC of Waterford

Highest Discharge to Home %
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – Heritage Park Care & Rehab
  • Rural – SHC of Fentress County
  • Urban – SHC at Methodist and SHC of Ormond

Runner Up
Heritage Park Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC at Methodist and SHC of Ormond

Best Nursing Stability
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing
  • Urban – Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Runner Up
SHC of Waterford

Winner
Golfcrest HealthCARE Center

Most Improvement on Unnecessary Re-hospitalized Patients Under 30 Days
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Palm Beach
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – SHC of Clarksville and Peninsula Care & Rehab

Runner Up
SHC of Clarksville and Peninsula Care & Rehab

Winner
SHC of Palm Beach

Learning Leadership
Segment Winners

  • Post Acute – SHC of Waterford
  • Rural – SHC of Rogersville
  • Urban – SHC of Columbia

Runner Up
SHC of Columbia

Winner
SHC of Rogersville

Signature adds skilled home health to repertoire of services

6110_SHC_HomeNow_LOGOSignature HealthCARE has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of ConfiCare Home Health Solutions, positioning the companies to leverage their individual strengths to enhance the services they can offer to Florida residents in need of home care.

Both companies are headquartered in Louisville, Ky. The partnership took effect March 1, and the entity has been renamed Signature HomeNow.

The majority of ConfiCare’s approximately 200 employees, including leadership, will remain in place, and non-medical services will begin at each location. The newly-formed company’s vision is to revolutionize home care services in all their markets.

“Home health care is a natural complement to Signature’s existing services,” said Signature HomeNow CEO Vickie Norvell. “Meanwhile, our patients and staff will benefit from Signature’s long-standing cultural pillars of Learning, Spirituality and Intra-preneurship. Working with our long-term care partners, we are already discovering opportunities to improve the patient’s experience as they transition home.

Signature HealthCARE is a growing provider of long-term care, rehabilitation and health care services with approximately 100 locations in eight states. Signature’s affiliate ventures include Silver Angels, a provider of non-skilled home health services with locations across Tennessee.

ConfiCare operates Medicare-certified agencies that provide skilled home health services across the state of Florida. Services include nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapies; medical social work and home health aides. ConfiCare has been accredited through the Community Health Accreditation Program, or CHAP, since 2007, the year after the company was founded.

This marks Signature’s foray into the skilled home health market. Signature and ConfiCare already operate in many of the same Florida communities and company leaders see opportunities for future expansion where other synergies exist. This, company leaders say, positions them to provide consistent care and sustained wellness for patients and clients as the nation’s health system becomes increasingly more integrated under the Affordable Care Act. Signature has already taken decisive steps in this direction with its TransitionalCARE program, the acquisition of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in North Florida and other measures.

Both Signature and ConfiCare were founded on principles such as compassion, collaboration, innovation and quality, among others.

“More than anything, this is a merger of cultures,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “The leadership team at ConfiCare has built a strong company that is already very much aligned with our values and vision for how care should, and increasingly will, be delivered. We’re excited to see where this partnership takes us.”

SHC Year in Review – 2013

This year was a pivotal one  for Signature in many ways. Take a look below at some of the highlights…

  • Signature successfully moves into acute care after purchase of Northwest Florida Community Hospital (December/January)
  • U.S. News & World Report names Signature homes among nation’s best (February)
  • More than half of Signature centers achieve four- or five-star rating (April)
  • Six new centers in Kentucky and Indiana join Signature family (April)
  • Signature’s second annual interfaith National Day of Prayer ceremony joins political, business and community leaders with residents and staff from Signature centers to celebrate the freedom to pray and exercise one’s faith. Representatives from about a dozen faiths or religions gathered on stage to offer unique prayers of healing and unity. (May)
  • Reflect N Us art gallery launched to showcase residents’ artistic abilities. There were more than 600 entries. (July)
  • TransitionalCARE program earns Spirit of Innovation Award at LTC & Senior Living LINK Conference in Chicago (July)
  • Seven centers in Indiana, North Carolina and Kentucky join Signature (August)
  • AIT (Administrator In Training) Rockstar Academy debuts (August)
  • Signature facility CEOs meet to map future of company (August)
  • Signature is honored as one of nation’s ‘Best Places to Work’ by Modern Healthcare (August)
  • Third annual SHC vacation takes residents to Branson, Missouri for Ozark Mountain adventures (September)
  • Record crowd attends third annual Senior Olympics (September)
  • Signature affiliate HomeNow Medical Supplies opens first retail location (October)
  • Serenity Summit educates staff, others about Alzheimer’s and dementia care (November)
  • Residents honored with largest-known Hall of Fame induction ceremony on record, with 322 honorees at 77 locations (November)
  • First Louisville Innovation Summit draws leaders and visionaries from long-term care and beyond to envision the future of aging care (November)
  • Serenity Summit lays groundwork for new Alzheimer’s/dementia education programming (November)
  • Three Ohio centers join Signature (December)
  • ’12 Days of Service’ volunteer program offers team-building, renewed purpose (December)
  • 12 Signature homes now on Eden Alternative Registry with more to come (December)

HomeNow Medical Supplies opens first retail location in Monterey, Tenn.

Home Now Open House Fall 2013-WEB-0922HomeNow Medical Supplies recently opened the doors to its first retail location, in Monterey, Tenn.

HomeNow hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in November at 103 E. Commercial Ave., in downtown Monterey, welcoming the community to visit the store. Local leaders, elected officials and other community members attended the event.

HomeNow Medical Supplies is a Louisville, Ky.-based affiliate of Signature HealthCARE, a long-term care, rehabilitation and healthcare provider with 90 locations in eight states.

Also in Monterey, Signature operates Standing Stone Care & Rehabilitation Center. Another Signature affiliate, Silver Angels, which provides home care services, has an office in Monterey located adjacent to the retail space HomeNow Medical Supplies occupies.

HomeNow offers a variety of products for individuals who may have physical limitations or certain other medical needs. These products include bathroom aids, grooming kits, diabetic socks, blood pressure cuffs, pill organizers, handicapped-accessible bathtubs and many other items.

“Already being acquainted with the community, we knew Monterey was the perfect fit to open our first HomeNow location,” said HomeNow Director Hope Dwyer. “We think we are filling a need and providing a convenience that doesn’t currently exist as local residents now have to drive some 20 miles to buy the products we are offering. We’re grateful to be a part of this community and can’t wait to meet all of our new neighbors.”

For more pictures, check out the Facebook photo album.

Intra-preneurship – what does it mean?

Signature HealthCARE’s culture is founded on three pillars: Learning, Spirituality, and Intra-preneurship.

Intra-preneurship is about growing new businesses – and business owners – from inside the company. What better place for new ideas to come from, than the people who are working in long-term care every day?

Entrepreneurs usually have to quit their jobs to try to start a new business. The Intra-preneurship Pillar offers Signature HealthCARE employees the best of both worlds: the opportunity to start a new business, within the security of their jobs, with the support of their employer.

http://LTCrevolution.com
http://Facebook.com/SignatureHealthCARE
http://Twitter.com/LTCrevolution

If it works, everybody wins: the Intra-preneur, Signature HealthCARE, the long-term care industry, and the customer.

U.S. Congressman Mitch McConnell visits Signature HealthCARE

(Note: Signature HealthCARE welcomes all manner of political discourse and opinion, and regularly hosts elected officials in its facilities and offices regardless of party affiliation. These visits should not necessarily be taken as an endorsement of the views or policies of any particular party or representative. Signature strives to be a conduit for the freedoms this great nation affords through the company’s three pillars: Spirituality (the freedom to choose/to be); Education (the freedom to learn, think and opine); Intrapreneurship (the freedom to express new ideas and manifest those ideas into reality. For more about Signature, visit www.ltcrevolution.com.)

With the national presidential election just over two months away, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spent an impassioned hour with stakeholders at Signature HealthCARE’s home office in Louisville last week, answering questions and detailing reasons he believes the nation is in need of new leadership.

During the event, arranged by SHC Director of Legislative Affairs Kathy Gallin, McConnell specifically discussed the Affordable Care Act – the health care reform bill signed into law in March 2010 that sparked a lengthy and ongoing debate among members of Congress. McConnell called the bill “the single worst piece of legislation that’s been passed in modern times.”

“For the country, it’s an unmitigated disaster,” he said.

The bill includes provisions and requirements that would extend health benefits to the nation’s 30-40 million uninsured. Of those without health insurance, half lack the financial means to purchase it, while the remainder simply choose not to, McConnell said. A “happy circumstance” that also poses cost challenges, he added, is the fact that people are living longer now than they were decades ago.

“The dilemma here for our country is that we can’t provide this much, for this many, for this long.”

To fund the expansion of health insurance coverage, the Affordable Care Act proposes to cut $716 billion from the federal Medicare budget, which would account for half of the money needed. The balance, McConnell noted, will come from new taxes.

To address the matter, the senior U.S. Senator said changes in eligibility rules for entitlement programs are needed, referencing billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

“Why in the world are we spreading these benefits across affluent people in our country?” he said. “We can’t afford it.”

McConnell also touched on an issue central to LTC providers in Kentucky: tort reform. While surrounding states, including Indiana and Tennessee, have in place some form of tort reform to ensure that lawsuits are valid and monetary awards are reasonable. Disagreements between the state Senate and House of Representatives prevented legislation from being passed during the 2012 regular legislative session, but similar legislation is expected to be filed again next year.

Among other issues raised during the visit, McConnell…

• Addressed the United States’ economic woes amid increasing competitive pressures from other countries. To strengthen the United States‘ standing as the dominant economic force in the world, he said we must create a pro-business environment by refraining from overtaxation and overregulation.

• Cast doubt that the U.S. would default on its debt but added that it was a reasonable concern to question whether foreign investors might eventually lose confidence in the U.S. economy and decide to invest elsewhere. He noted that the national debt is now roughly equivalent to the nation’s economy, or Gross Domestic Product. Both the national debt and the GDP hover at about $16 trillion.

• Was sympathetic to Americans’ dismal 12% approval rating of Congress. “If you’re one of the 88 percent, I’m with you,” he said.

• Said parties could work together to solve the nation’s problems and avoid Congressional gridlock. He cited political tandems from opposite sides of the aisle – Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill raising the age of eligibility for Social Security recipients in the 1980s, for instance – that were able to successfully work together to craft important legislation. And, should President Obama be reelected, McConnell expressed a desire to set aside partisan bickering and focus on effective governance.

“It’s time to get serious and get a result,” he said.

Lastly, McConnell expressed industry-wide appreciation for all health care workers.

“To me, everybody in the health care field deserves a lot of credit. I just want to thank you for all you’re doing.”

 

 

Silver Angels named top home health agency

Silver Angels, a Signature HealthCARE affiliate company that provides non-medical home care services, was named ‘Best Home Health Care’ agency by the Elizabethton Star. Silver Angels opened an office in Elizabethton late last year and has since seen explosive growth in demand for the services the agency provides, with plans to continue expanding the company to new locations.

Silver Angels plans to launch its own website soon. In the meantime, for more information, visit www.ltcrevolution.com.

NY Times covers Louisville aging-care effort

 

The New York Times published a story this week about Louisville’s standing as a burgeoning aging-care hub. To read the article, visit The New York Times website.

 

Signature HealthCARE named one of top workplaces in Courier-Journal

Named one of Louisville's top work places

Signature HealthCARE was named one of the Louisville area’s top workplaces in The Courier-Journal yesterday. Results are based on stakeholder surveys. Signature ranked ahead of several large employers in the area, including the Zappos Kentucky Family.

For more on the listing, click the logo above.