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Witkemper Named IHCA Administrator of the Year

Holly Witkemper, executive director at Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center, will be recognized by the Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) as the 2017 Administrator of the Year on August 15 at the 2017 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.   Witkemper joined Morning Breeze in 2011 bringing nearly 20 ­­years of long-term care experience to ...

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Centers Recognized as AHCA Quality Award Winners

Randolph Nursing & Rehabilitation (Winchester, Indiana), Bethel Center (Arpin, Wisconsin), and Sanders Glen Assisted Living (Westfield, Indiana) have been recognized as 2017 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for their dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Qu...

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Marc Hurst Joins Exceptional Living Centers

Marc Hurst, a 20-year senior living veteran, has joined Exceptional Living Centers as the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Hurst will guide operations in clinical care, facility management, and business development.   Hurst started his long-term care career as a licensed healthcare administrator for a skilled nursing center in 1997. Over the years,...

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Shining Star Winner Announced

Beata Brovich at Claremont Center in Point Pleasant, NJ, has been named the 2016 Exceptional Living Centers’ Shining Star of the Year. With more than 2000 Exceptional Living Centers employees, Brovich won out because of her exceptional service and care for residents. Executive Director Susan Wood nominated Beata and wrote, “Beata is the true definition of a team player. She i...

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Centers Named U.S. News 2016-2017 Best Nursing Homes

Three Exceptional Living Centers managed facilities have received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News 2016-2017 Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Recognized are Exceptional Living Center of Brazil (Brazil, IN), Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center (Greensburg, IN), and Parkview Nursing & Re...

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National Nursing Home Week Highlights the American Spirit

Skilled nursing facilities across the United States are celebrating National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), May 14 to 20, 2017. This year’s national observance’s theme, “The Spirit of America”, highlights the bond among staff, volunteers and residents that captures the American spirit.   Events throughout the week serve to encourage acts of kindness, generosity, and...

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LOUISVILLE AREA CENTER TO HOST DEMENTIA SEMINAR

Everybody misplaces items, forgets the name of someone they know well, or doesn't show up for an appointment because it slips their mind. While memory loss is a common occurrence, especially in aging, there is a difference in memory loss and a significant decline in cognition such as those associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.    Exceptional Senior Living, a...

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MARSHFIELD CLINIC BRINGS TELEHEALTH SERVICES TO WISCONSIN CENTERS

Residents at two central Wisconsin skilled nursing centers have access to world-class health care in the comfort of their community thanks to telehealth technology and a partnership between Marshfield Clinic, Bethel Center and Colonial Center. This expansion was made possible with funding provided through the Marshfield Clinic Health System’s 2016-20 Health Resources and Services Administrat...

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WALTER LAWSON CHILDREN'S HOME AWARDED GRANT FUNDS

Walter Lawson Children's Home is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant to make necessary audio/visual upgrades for our residential services. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program.                 ...

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COLONIAL CENTER EARNS CMS FIVE-STAR QUALITY RATING

Colonial Center has received a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the highest rating a skilled nursing center can achieve and is based on 18 clinical quality measurements for long-term and short-term nursing care resident stays, staffing measurements, and the last three years annual health inspections.   The CMS Five-Star Qualit...

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MUSIC & MEMORY PROGRAM BENEFITS SENIORS

  Don’t be surprised to see smiling faces and individuals singing when you visit Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes, Delaware. Residents at this local skilled nursing community are benefiting from new Music & Memory programming that allows individuals to enjoy their favorite music to encourage feelings of happiness and joy. “Becoming a MUSIC & M...

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Eau Claire Center Hosts Open House

Clearwater Care Center celebrated the opening of the newly renovated short-term rehabilitation wing with a community-wide open house on October 6. Throughout the evening, resident families, area citizens, and the medical community came out to tour Clearwater Care Center’s new private 33 rehabilitation suites, the expansive rehabilitation therapy area, and our first-ever transition suite. T...

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NURSING DIRECTOR WINS 2016 IHCA AWARD

Vicky Hesser, director of nursing at Randolph Nursing & Rehabilitation, will be recognized by the Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) as the 2016 Clinical Staff Member of the Year on August 23 at the 2016 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Vicky joined Randolph in 2011 bringing 13 years of long-term care experience to the position. Over the last five years, Vicky has gui...

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RANDOLPH EMPLOYEE RECEIVES SHINING STAR AWARD

Jarrod Gullett at Randolph Nursing & Rehabilitation in Winchester, Indiana, has been named the 2015 Exceptional Living Centers’ Shining Star award winner. If you have recently visited the center, you may have noticed how nice it looks. Jarrod is part of the team that keeps the facility looking beautiful for our residents. He joined Randolph Nursing & Rehabilitation in 2013 as th...

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NEW ASSISTED LIVING CENTER PROVIDES HOMETOWN CHOICE

Towne Park Assisted Living of Brazil is now open and residents are moving in, including long-time Brazil resident, Harold Plunkett. “After a year of watching Towne Park going through its construction phases, I can’t believe it’s finally here…I”M MOVING IN! I’m even more excited than I thought I would be, and the center is even more wonderful than I had ima...

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COLONIAL CENTER RECEIVES BRONZE AHCA QUALITY AWARD

Colonial Center has been recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL),...

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HARBOR HEALTHCARE PRESENTS “THE BRYANS”

The 2016 Oscars!!! The 2016 Tony’s!!!!! But the 2016 Bryans???” During one of Harbor Healthcare &Rehabilitation’s Culture of Excellence meetings, the team was trying to figure out how we could tie in lessons learned during our conversion to the culture and celebrate those who have led the way thus far in our journey. I am still not sure how it happened, but whi...

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TOM WATTS, CEO OF EXCEPTIONAL LIVING CENTERS CHATS WITH DR. ALVIN

Tom Watts, president and CEO of Exceptional Living Centers, chats with Dr. Alvin about the new center set to open in 2017. Listen to the complete interview. The public is invited to join The Reserve at Spring Hill for a ceremonial groundbreaking May 18 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate a new senior skilled nursing and assisted living community in Spring Hill. The ceremony will take place on Rese...

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EXCEPTIONAL LIVING CENTERS EXPANDS TEAM TO SUPPORT GROWTH

Exceptional Living Centers has recently expanded the regional leadership team to support the centers in a time of growth. Kelly Brewer joined the Lexington-based management company as the vice president of sales and marketing in February. Her role is to guide and support our community sales teams as they work with area hospitals and referral sources to build relationships. Rhonda Schaefer joined...

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JOHN JERNEJCIC NAMED DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION

Exceptional Living Centers has appointed John Jernejcic as the director of construction for the Lexington-based professional management company. In this role, Jernejcic will lead the development of new senior living centers nationwide. This is the first position of its kind at Exceptional Living Centers and is a reflection of the trending growth in senior living. In his position, Jernejcic wi...

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