Morning Pointe Recognizes Outstanding Assisted Living Facilities For 2012

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Matt Fox, Morning Pointe Assisted Living divisional vice president of Operations, Suzanne Foster, Morning Pointe executive vice president of Operations, Kim Baker, winner of the “Facility of the Year” Award and
executive director of Morning Pointe of Athens, Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP), Franklin Farrow, COO of Morning Pointe and IHP.
Matt Fox, Morning Pointe Assisted Living divisional vice president of Operations, Suzanne Foster, Morning Pointe executive vice president of Operations, Kim Baker, winner of the “Facility of the Year” Award and executive director of Morning Pointe of Athens, Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP), Franklin Farrow, COO of Morning Pointe and IHP.

Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Assisted Living presented its “Facility of the Year” Award for 2012 to Morning Pointe of Athens, Tn. Assisted Living and Kim Baker, executive director. 

The award was presented at the company’s annual corporate Christmas party and celebrates outstanding customer service at all levels, out of 20 Morning Pointe communities in the southeast.

“You can feel the energy of love and compassion when you walk into our community in Athens,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of IHP and Morning Pointe. “Kim Baker is a real servant leader and her team of
associates goes above and beyond in their quality of care and customer service for each of our residents.”

“I am so proud of this award,” said Ms. Baker. “I am passionate about my work and know it wouldn’t be possible without the help of every single one of my team members, thank-you from the bottom of my heart.”

In addition, Morning Pointe of Hixson and Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove were also recognized during the annual event. Both received facility awards for their work in the fields of operations and customer service. Teresa Bryant is the executive director for the Hixson Morning Pointe and Stacy Hill leads the community in Collegedale.

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