Morning Pointe Names New Executive Director

Monday, November 25, 2013

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC (IHP) and Morning Pointe Assisted Living announced Will Otis is the new executive director for Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove.

Mr. Otis first began with Morning Pointe in its executive director-in-training program learning the assisted living and The Lantern Alzheimer’s memory care programs. He worked in several Morning Pointe communities in various roles to learn how each position contributes to overall facility operations.


The executive director-in-training program at Morning Pointe is committed to training dedicated young professionals who want to work in the senior living industry.  They gain understanding of the qualifications and acquire the skills necessary to become a successful executive director.


“We are very pleased to have Will on board as executive director at Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove,” said Franklin Farrow, COO of IHP and Morning Pointe. “His dedication to enriching the lives of our residents and helping them continue to have meaning and purpose is an admirable skill that makes Will the perfect addition to our Morning Pointe team.”


Mr. Otis received his bachelor’s degree in health science and long-term care from Southern Adventist University and is now working towards a master’s degree in health care administration. Will is married and volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association in his spare time. In addition, Otis is the race director for the Run to Remember 5K.


Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove is in the Greenbriar Cove master planned retirement community on Ooltewah Ringgold Road in Collegedale. The campus features over 20 acres of green space and is accessible to the local greenway walking trail system. The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence is located nearby.



Dr. Benjamin Miller Joins Parkridge Health System

Orthopaedist Benjamin Miller, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Parkridge Health System.  Dr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Freed-Hardeman University and a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed a residency in Orthopaedics at the University of Arkansas and a Sports Medicine fellowship ... (click for more)

Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For September 1-14

Erlanger offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to ... (click for more)

Jury Finds In Favor Of Texas Sheriff In Suit Brought By Chattanooga Photographer

A Federal Court jury on Friday found in favor of a Texas sheriff and his chief deputy who had been sued by a Chattanooga photographer. The jury in the courtroom of Judge Curtis Collier awarded no damages to Donna Johnson. In his closing argument after a two-week civil trial, attorney John Anderson said, "This is about the Fourth Amendment." Attorney Anderson represented Ms. ... (click for more)

Justin Wilkins Selected As Deputy Chief Of Staff For Mayor Berke

Native Chattanoogan Justin Wilkins will serve as Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, it was announced Friday. Mr. Wilkins has spent the last several years serving as the Tennessee state director for multiple advocacy and electoral organizations, including Organizing for America and Organizing for Action. Prior to that, he worked as project manager at Profit Plans LLC ... (click for more)

Mackey Should Be Thankful For The State Troopers On Highway 153

This is in response to a statement made by Warren Mackey at the commission meeting.  His question was to the mayor regarding the state troopers writing tickets on Highway 153, saying they were on a rampage.   It is apparent that Mr. Mackey doesn’t travel this highway.  His only concern was that the ticket money was going into state funds and not into county funds. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Must-Read For Parents

If you have a child or if you love one, what you are about to read could be one of the most important lessons in your life. I have a great friend in Dallas – Sandy Pohfal – who regularly shares stories with me that are moving, inspirational or important. This is all three. This story was written by a celebrated author, Christie Craig. She has written hundreds of articles for ... (click for more)