More than 300 people from 28 states, including Hawaii, will travel to Cleveland this weekend for Life Care Centers of America’s 36th annual management meeting.
“Our executive directors, regional and divisional leadership, and corporate associates and spouses will come together for four days of learning – company updates and industry information – set amidst a lot of fellowship, inspiration and recommitment to the principles of our mission of serving people,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “It is also an important time for us to thank God for His blessings upon our company and to ask for His continued wisdom and guidance.”
The meetings begin Sunday at the Corporate Plaza with breakfast and a program of music and inspiration by Karen Peck and New River. The sessions will continue through lunch on Wednesday.
On Sunday afternoon, guests will participate in a variety of activities in the area, including whitewater rafting, a Chattanooga Double Decker history tour, a Civil War history tour, paintball, golf and shopping. In the evening, they will enjoy a tailgating party at the Corporate Plaza.
Education sessions begin Monday morning, and keynote speakers for the week include Christine Cashen, Eileen McDargh and Dale Henry.
The program with the biggest attendance will be Monday evening, when Life Care will honor excellence in performance. Among the presentations will be the two highest honors bestowed by Life Care: the Chairman’s Award to an outstanding associate, and the Carl W. Campbell Wind Beneath My Wings Award, which goes to the company-wide volunteer of the year. Music for the dinner and awards ceremony will be provided by three Life Care associates in a tribute to The Andrews Sisters.
Wednesday morning’s highlight will be the Looking Ahead session with addresses by Hunter; Forrest L. Preston, chairman; and Bart Walker, senior vice president of operations.
Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states.