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Signature HealthCARE acquires first hospital

As federal legislation and other changes push health care providers to work more closely together, Signature HealthCARE has acquired its first hospital, Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla.

SHC leaders were on hand earlier this week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of NFCH’s new specialty center. For more about the event, view the footage above from local NBC affiliate WJHG News Channel 7.

For more about NFCH, click HERE.



Louisville aging care evolution covered by McKnight’s

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living has published a column from several aging-care leaders detailing Louisville’s rise to prominence as a hub for aging care and innovation. To read the article, click HERE.

Joe Steier receives ‘Champion for the Aging’ Award

Signature President and CEO Joe Steier today proudly accepted the ‘Champion for the Aging’ Award from ElderServe Inc. ElderServe, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is a Louisville-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of aging adults.

The theme for this year’s award luncheon was “50 Years of Service and Innovating for Tomorrow.” In conjunction with the award ceremony, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer proclaimed June 15 ‘Joe Steier Day.’

For more about ElderServe, click HERE.

Courier-Journal covers National Day of Prayer at SHC

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.

Silver Angels opens first standalone office to provide home care services

Silver Angels Home Based Services in Elizabethton, TN

Photo originally published by Elizabethton Star

Signature HealthCARE held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the opening of the first standalone office for Silver Angels, an agency that provides home and community-based services in Elizabethton, Tenn. and the surrounding area.

Signature also operates Pine Ridge Care & Rehabilitation Center in Elizabethton.

Silver Angels originated as HCBS, which was launched four years ago and led by Charles Hewgley. The rebranding is part of the effort to expand the program, particularly to clients outside of Signature.

The dream of creating a unique home-care business that relates to the nursing home market has been a longtime passion for Hewgley, Signature President and CEO Joe Steier and Doug Hornsby, CEO of Silver Angels.

“Our purpose is to provide the community more choices for their long-term health care needs and be a local business partner that provides jobs in Carter County, that both pay well and are rewarding in one’s heart,” Hornsby said. “I firmly believe that we are accountable to serve others as we would expect to be served ourselves. Service starts in the heart, and with the spirit of giving of one’s time and spirit.”

Silver Angels meets the needs of area residents who don’t require around-the-clock nursing care but might need some assistance to ensure they can remain comfortably in their own homes. The home care agency offers home-delivered meals, light housekeeping, home modifications, shopping assistance, pet assistance, personal emergency response systems, extended companion care, short-term respite care for families and several other services.

Home-based services are expected to be in high demand as baby boomers continue to reach retirement age in the coming years. The number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to more than double by 2050, to 88.5 million, according to a report issued last year by the U.S. Census Bureau.

In some cases, home-care services are being seen as a less-costly alternative to traditional nursing home care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging states to move individuals to less restrictive care and Medicaid programs are shifting funding from nursing homes to home care. AARP, a nonprofit membership organization for individuals aged 50 and over, also is aggressively promoting home care.

Elizabethton was chosen as the site of the first Silver Angels office, at 411 Bemberg Drive, for its location in upper-east Tennessee and close proximity to other rural communities. The Silver Angels leadership team is exploring the idea of franchising the brand.

For more information, contact the Silver Angels office at (423) 543-1250 or e-mail silverangels@signaturehealthcarellc.com.

Joe Steier looks to future of LTC after speaking engagement

LTC - 100 Executive Management Conference

Signature President and CEO Joe Steier was a guest speaker earlier this year at the LTC 100 Executive Management Conference, an annual gathering of 150 senior-level LTC executives. Afterward, he paused to consider key takeaways and thoughts prompted by the event.

Read Joe’s reflections at JoeSteier.com.

Signature President/CEO Joe Steier named one of Louisville’s ‘most powerful’

Signature CEO One of Louisville's Most PowerfulSignature HealthCARE President and CEO Joe Steier was recently named to Louisville Magazine’s list of the city’s most powerful people. The list is based on surveys sent to alumni of the Leadership Louisville and Ignite Louisville programs, which prepare local professionals for leadership roles within the community.

To read more, click the magazine cover above.

Signature’s Joe Steier featured in McKnight’s

McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A profile of Signature President and CEO Joe Steier is featured in the November issue of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. To read the article, click the logo above.

Oct. 11 marks Signature HealthCARE Day

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.

Signature HealthCARE Day