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Life Care Center of Morristown earns perfect score on state survey

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Life Care Center of Morristown, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria...

Life Care announces 2018 Steps Contest winners

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On Feb. 1, 2019, Life Care Centers of America announced the winners of its 2018 Step Contest.

Life Care sponsors an annual wellness program in which associates in every skilled nursing and rehab center, as well as its corporate offices and affiliated Century Park independent living...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – February 2019

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Tammy Hobbs-Paterson, certified nursing assistant at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, anticipated a resident’s need. According to the resident’s husband, “I didn’t realize my wife needed some more socks and was told by Social Services when I was visiting one day..."

Life Care Center of Pensacola leader wins Facility Leadership Award

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On March 18, 2019, The American College of Health Care Administrators presented one of its 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Awards to Jennifer Landis, executive director of Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida.

The award, named in honor of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, is based on the criteria ranging from facility census to survey results...

McKnight’s names Life Care of Stonegate social worker a Rising Star

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On March 13, 2019, McKnight’s Senior Living announced the Rising Stars in its new Women of Distinction awards program.

Natalie Law, social services director at Life Care Center of Stonegate in Parker, Colorado, was one of the 21 women presented with this prestigious honor...

Life Care Center of Stonegate leader accepts leadership award

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On March 18, 2019, the American College of Health Care Administrators presented one of its 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Awards to Lucas Carroll, executive director of Life Care Center of Stonegate in Parker, Colorado.

The award, named in honor of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, is based on the criteria ranging from facility census to survey results. It acknowledges administrators who have guided their organizations to a higher level of quality...

Dr. Nancy Witherspoon named Life Care’s Physician of the Year

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Dr. Nancy Witherspoon, medical director at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, was named Physician of the Year for Life Care Centers of America on March 7, 2019.

The honor was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Atlanta...

Life Care Center of Hendersonville leader accepts Eli Pick award

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On March 18, 2019, The American College of Health Care Administrators presented one of its 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Awards to Thomas Hager, executive director of Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – January 2019

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Chelsee Brown, assistant director of nursing at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, took a special interest in a resident who had no family in the area. She took the resident home with her to share dinner with her family and also took her to her children’s wrestling matches and baseball games...

Life Care Center of Hilo nurse named Clinical Leader of the Year

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On Jan. 24, 2019, Val Nishi, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, was named Clinical Leader of the Year for parent company Life Care Centers of America’s Mountain States Division...

The Clinical Leader of the Year award recognizes clinical excellence in all key clinical systems, as well as professionalism, moral and ethical leadership, adaptability, communication skills and stewardship....

Local readers name Life Care Center of Plano Best Rehab Center

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On Jan. 30, 2019, Star Local Media honored the winners of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018, including Life Care Center of Plano, Texas.

Readers of the Plano Star Courier voted for the facility for Best Rehabilitation Center...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – December 2018

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Miste Obwoge, CNA, staff scheduler at Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, has gone above and beyond the expectations of her position. She can be found any day feeding residents and making them feel important. She knows everyone down to their clothing color preferences. Obwoge has even purchased clothing for residents...

Eastern Division presents 2018 Business Development Awards

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Life Care’s Eastern Division recently presented its Eighth Annual Business Development Awards of Excellence.

On Jan. 9, 2019, the division bestowed honors on one skilled nursing and rehab facility in each of its four regions. The awards recognize facilities for innovative programs in serving their communities.

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – November 2018

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Meg Larson, speech therapist at Life Care Center of Carrollton, Missouri, heard that a new resident was unable to take care of her puppy. The resident didn’t know anyone who could do the job for her, so Larson promised to take the puppy home and care for him until the resident was able to look after him again ...

Life Care Center of Scottsdale Named a Best Nursing Home for 2018-19

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Life Care Center of Scottsdale, Arizona, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, was recently named a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.

“We have a team of amazing people who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes possible for our patients, and this award exemplifies that dedication,” said Jennifer Mancebo, director of nursing at the facility...

San Luis Care Center named a Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehab

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San Luis Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Alamosa, was recently named a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehab.

This year, the publication changed how it lists its ratings. Centers around the country were rated in an Overall category, and those that offer short-term rehabilitation were rated in an additional category – Short-Stay Rehab...

September 2018 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

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Pam Hartman, licensed practical nurse at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, bought fall door decorations for every room on the wing she works on. The residents really enjoyed the extra décor and said that it brightened their hallway and their day to look at them...

U.S. News & World Report honors multiple Life Care facilities

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On Oct. 30, 2018, U.S. News & World Report released its 2018-2019 Best Nursing Home results, including naming 60 Life Care Centers of America facilities in 15 states.

This year, the publication changed how it lists its ratings. Centers around the country were rated in an Overall category, and those that offer short-term rehabilitation were rated in an additional category – Short-Stay Rehab...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some - August 2018 winners

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Jackie Hembree, certified nursing assistant at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge, Tennessee, will make countless trips to the kitchen to try to get residents with dementia something they will eat. When she found out that a new resident was not eating, she identified the resident’s favorite food and asked the kitchen to serve the resident breakfast food even at lunch time...

Life Care wins two Tennessee Health Care Association Awards for 2018

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On Aug. 17, 2018, Life Care received two awards during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s awards luncheon in Nashville.

Eric Fruehauf, a volunteer at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, won the Individual Volunteer of the Year Award, while Ronald and Bevaline Willis, volunteers at The Heritage Center in Morristown, won the Group Volunteer Award...

Cherry Hill Manor RN receives Long-term Care Nurse of the Year award

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Mariangelin Perez, a registered nurse at Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston, Rhode Island, recently won the Long-term Care Nurse of the Year award given by the American Nurses Association of Rhode Island in conjunction with RI Monthly Magazine...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – July 2018

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Tamara Darby, restorative nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Medina, Ohio, found out that one of her patients really wanted to go to a Cleveland Indians baseball game. Darby made arrangements, helped the resident get prepared and took her to a game...

Life Care Centers of America bestows 2018 awards for excellence

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Life Care Centers of America bestowed this year’s awards for excellence in an array of presentations on Aug. 27, 2018, at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The Chairman’s Award for outstanding commitment to excellence went to Jeff Thomas, executive director at Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, Florida...

Life Care announces 2018 WITATS Award winners

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Life Care Centers of America announced its annual Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award winners for customer service on Aug. 29, 2018.

The awards are presented to one associate from each of Life Care’s divisions. Executives present each winner with a $1,000 cash prize and share the stories behind their acts of exceptional caring...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – June 2018

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Denise Whitesides, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho, heard a resident say that he could not go to heaven without a record player. Instead of dismissing this unusual statement, she went home and ordered him a new record player...