During the 2011-2012 year, Quality of Life leaders with Signature HealthCARE were encouraged and inspired by Dianne Timmering to focus on each of our residents individually. The initiative was to give a “Purpose for Every Resident” and to renew joy and self-esteem into their lives once again. At Donelson Place Care & Rehabilitation Center in Nashville, TN we are doing just that – establishing pride, self-worth, and giving back to the community at the same time. We recently started our Donelson Angels Club and kickstarted our service projects at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Many of our residents wanted to visit and help at the women and children’s campus. Our ladies, along with Chaplain John Barnes and Quality of Life Director Casey Caulk, assisted in food preparation at the soup kitchen. This wasn’t just your typical day inside the facility, but gave our residents a chance to give back, network into the community, and made them feel important and needed. The Donelson Angels have plans to do a monthly service project and are currently on the waiting list to volunteer at the Humane Society. The also have hopes to read to children at the children’s shelter.
Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality for Signature, and Rick Underwood, Managing Partner of the Leadership Management Institute in Louisville, co-wrote an article about the value of spirituality in the workplace, and a growing interest in the topic among for-profit companies.
The article was published in Business First, a newspaper that covers business in the Greater Louisville area. To read the article, click HERE.
The Courier-Journal, Louisville’s daily newspaper, covered Signature HealthCARE’s National Day of Prayer event. The event featured nearly a dozen representatives from different religions and traditions, reciting prayers.
A number of political figures also attended, including state Attorney General Jack Conway, federal congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and others.
To read the article, click HERE.
Today, Signature HealthCARE (SHC) celebrates the one-year anniversary of a landmark in the evolution of the company.
Exactly one year ago, on Oct. 11, 2010, SHC hosted a grand opening event to celebrate 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.
“Kentucky is an ideal location for headquarter operations and the addition of Signature HealthCARE further demonstrates our ability to attract the best,” Gov. Beshear then said. “Our ongoing partnership with Mayor Abramson and Greater Louisville Inc. continues to cultivate a business climate where economic development opportunities can become a reality.”
Nashville was also being considered for the relocation, but Signature President and CEO Joe Steier outlined some of the reasons that Louisville was the top choice.
“After just six short weeks in Louisville, the city has shown us a great quality-of-life environment for our families, rich university partnerships and an amazing talent pool to foster aggressive growth,” he said. “We feel that our founding three pillars of spirituality, learning and intrapreneurship will thrive in this booming city. Our team is truly excited to call Louisville our permanent home.”
The move drew attention to Louisville’s position as an aging-care hub, with more than 4,000 industry professionals producing over $28 billion in revenue. Ten of the top 25 largest employers in the Louisville Metro area are health-related businesses.
The Louisville Metro Council, then-Jeffersontown Mayor Clay Foreman and then-Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson each proclaimed Oct. 11 as Signature HealthCARE Day.
“We welcome Signature HealthCARE to its new corporate home here in Louisville,” Abramson said. “This relocation helps solidify our city’s growing reputation as a national center for senior health care companies.”
Other highlights during the grand opening event included Dianne Timmering’s reading of a poem, “Our Town,” written by Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. To view footage of the event, visit Signature’s YouTube channel. To read Joe’s poem, see below.