Morning Pointe Announces Annual Corporate Awards

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Matt Fox, Independent Healthcare Properties, Franklin Farrow, COO, Wanda Parker, Executive Director Morning Pointe Ridge, Russell, Ky., Greg A. Vital, CEO
Matt Fox, Independent Healthcare Properties, Franklin Farrow, COO, Wanda Parker, Executive Director Morning Pointe Ridge, Russell, Ky., Greg A. Vital, CEO
- photo by Amy Clarke

Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Assisted Living announced its annual corporate awards for 2013.

The awards were presented at the company's annual corporate Christmas party in Chattanooga. The top honors recognize the outstanding performance of an entire team as associates work together to ensure the highest quality of care and exceptional customer service.

"I am so impressed every time I walk into one of our Morning Pointe communities," said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of IHP and Morning Pointe Assisted Living. "There's always so much going on for our residents, our associates give 110% and for a community to be recognized for this award further reinforces our dedication to the families we serve."

Morning Pointe Ridge and Executive Director Wanda Parker won the 'Community of the Year' award.

"I am honored to receive this award on behalf of the entire team at Morning Pointe Ridge," said Ms. Parker. "We have so many dedicated associates who make such a big difference in the lives of our residents every day."

Other corporate awards announced include the following:

The 'Customer Service' Award of the year was presented to Morning Pointe of Chattanooga and Executive Director Holly Metcalf

The 'Marketing and Community Outreach' Award of the year was presented to The Lantern Alzheimer's Center of Excellence at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City and Executive Director Sue Boling

The 'Operational Achievement' award for the year was presented to Morning Pointe of Greeneville, Tn. and Executive Director Joyce Treadway

The 'Team' Award for the year was presented to Morning Pointe of Lexington, Ky., and Executive Director Liz Chappell.


Nominations Open For Youth Leadership Forum On Medicine

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society and Medical Foundation of Chattanooga’s 12th annual Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. The program will be held June 5-8 and includes daily round table discussions with physicians and shadowing a different physician each day. This year, the program is open to rising ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Launches Alzheimer's Center Of Excellence In Clinton

Local dignitaries, public officials, and community members, as well as residents and their families, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the conversion of Morning Pointe of Clinton to an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. The campus will offer memory and related dementia care services, while Morning Pointe of Powell will continue to offer both assisted living and memory ... (click for more)

Storm Costs EPB $2.5 Million; Smart Grid Helped Ease The Pain

Tuesday night's fierce storm cost EPB an estimated $2.5 million, President David Wade said Friday. He said the city utility will have to bear all the cost - unlike when it got federal aid after spending $18 million following tornadoes that raked the Chattanooga area in 2012. Mr. Wade said EPB's Smart Grid helped ease the pain, bringing back online about 27,000 affected customers ... (click for more)

1 Killed, 1 Injured In Brainerd Shooting

One person was killed and a second person injured in a shooting in Brainerd on Thursday night. The call was to 3301 Pinewood Ave. at 7:05 p.m. It was reported that a silver vehicle was seen leaving the scene. One of the persons shot, 23-year-old Antonio Baldwin, died during surgery. The injury to William Daniel, 21, is not life-threatening. Police said both of the ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Scottsboro Boys

There is a good-sized train tunnel that runs under the northern tip of Lookout Mountain, right next to Cummings Highway. It was inside that tunnel on this very weekend 86 years ago, that the worst tragedy in the fabled history of the South was born. This was during the tight grip of the Depression and about two dozen hobos had jumped the train from the time it left Southern Railway's ... (click for more)