Life Care announces Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Posted 8/31/17

Life Care Centers of America announced its annual Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award winners for customer service on Aug. 16.

The awards are presented to one associate from each of Life …

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Life Care announces Whatever It Takes And Then Some 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. 16.

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.

Winners are honored during a session of Life Care’s Annual Management Meeting at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland.

“Customer service is Life Care’s reason for being,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “Our company is blessed with associates who view their work as a life’s calling, and they are extraordinary practitioners of a heartfelt commitment to always act in the best interest of our residents. The eight individuals we are honoring this year with our Whatever It Takes And Then Some awards represent thousands of others like them. I am always inspired and humbled to be in their presence and see and sense their devotion to serving people.”

The winners were:

• George Rogers, bus driver at Life Care Center of Carrollton, Missouri, for the Central Division, who planted a garden for residents and uses his own money to fill residents’ bird feeders.

• Debbie Adams, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, for the Eastern Division, who helped a homeless resident and his fiancée find a place to live and assisted with the move.

• Michelle Hall, activities assistant at Alameda Oaks Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, for the Gulf States Region, who started a program to create photo scrapbooks for the families of residents who have passed away.

• Karen Downs, certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the Mountain States Division, who brought in her sewing machine for a resident to use in teaching her grandchild how to sew.

• Aimee Robinson, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Attleboro, Massachusetts, for the Northeast Division, who used her own time and money to help a patient find, apply for and move in to an apartment when she completed her rehab.

• Amanda Edgar, social services director at Life Care Center of Port Townsend, Washington, for the Northwest Division, who cleaned a patient’s home for him before he returned home and used her day off to take him grocery shopping.

• Katy Fournie, occupational therapist at Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida, for the Southeast Division, who involved her quilting group in making patriotic quilts for veterans at the facility.

• Cory Fischer, environmental services director at Life Care Center of Reno, Nevada, for the Southwest Division, who spearheaded fundraisers to help an associate in need when the associate’s car broke down.

Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some program rewards associates for their extraordinary acts of kindness. Monthly awards are presented in Life Care facilities nationwide based on nominations from fellow associates, family members, residents and guests. Each facility then chooses an annual winner, from which the divisional winners are selected.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company that manages more than 200 skilled nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states.

For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.

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