Life Care Announces 2012 Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award Winners

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Life Care Centers of America has announced its 2011 Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award winners for customer service on Sept. 11.

Each year, an award is given 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 2012 recipients for acts of service in 2011 were:

• Maria Johnson, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Omaha, Neb., for the Central Division 

• Glenda Glosson, a cook at Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock in Bruceton, Tenn., for the Eastern Division

• Dustie Burke, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Elyria, Ohio, for the Heartland Division 

• Jana Underwood, a registered nurse at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colo., for the Mountain States Division

• Julienne Hubert, an occupational therapist at Life Care Center of Raynham, Mass., for the Northeast Division 

• Frank Amrine, an activity assistant at Life Care Center of Ritzville, Wash., for the Northwest Division

• Sonya Starnes, an occupational therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Pensacola, Fla., for the Southeast Division 

• Amber Keene, a receptionist at Life Care Center of Sierra Vista, Ariz., for the Southwest Division

Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some customer service campaign 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 operates or manages nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.


La-Z-Boy Receives Commissioner's Award Of Excellence For Safety, Health

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that La-Z-Boy, Inc. located in Dayton was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.  "La-Z-Boy, Inc. has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Commissioner Phillips, who presented the award ... (click for more)

Community Support Needed For Local Food Banks

Local food banks are preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. BI-LO has launched the Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program in all stores to help children who don’t know from where their next meal will come from.  Customers are encouraged to donate at any store register through August 19 to help provide meals for healthy minds and bodies ... (click for more)

DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign Sending Filled-Out Requests For Absentee Ballot To Elderly Voters

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters. Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said there have been four instances in which such requests came from the Elect John Brooks campaign. He said state law says in Section 2-6-202:  (3) A person ... (click for more)

Graham Says County School-City Lawsuit Settlement "Stinks," But County Commission Approves It

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Hamilton County Schools against the city of Chattanooga, though several commissioners said they were not happy with the deal and Commissioner Joe Graham said it "stinks." Commissioner Graham was the lone no vote. He was joined by Commissioner Tim Boyd in a failed effort to defer it a week. ... (click for more)

The Truth From Weston’s Sister - And Response (3)

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Say It Ain't So, Larry Joe!

Larry Joe Wheelon, the tainted horse trainer who was charged with 18 counts of aggravated animal cruelty when his barn was raided in April of 2013 and some animals were sored so badly that they could barely walk, finally went to a court hearing in Blount County on Wednesday and his steps toward Judge Tammy Harrington’s bench were decidedly heavy. My goodness, yours would have been ... (click for more)