Morning Pointe Senior Living Honors 4 Outstanding Associates For 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Morning Pointe Senior Living presented the annual Exceeding Expectations Awards to four associates exemplifying exceptional customer service and dedication to senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care residents and their families.

Every year, the company acknowledges top performing team members in its 30 communities in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Candidates are selected from three regions and the corporate headquarters based in Ooltewah. Each associate received a certificate, a $500 cash prize, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Chattanooga to be recognized by executive leadership during the company’s annual Christmas awards ceremony.

“Our 1,500 dedicated, hardworking associates and professionals are the reason why Morning Pointe is the region’s choice for senior living in the communities we serve,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe. “These outstanding associates have truly demonstrated exceptional service in their roles. Their commitment to our seniors and families is inspiring and worthy of great recognition.”

The 2017 Exceeding Expectations Awards were presented to:

Corporate Office: Amy Clarke, vice president of Corporate Communications, Morning Pointe Senior Living, Ooltewah – seven years of service

Lookout Region: Shelby Wilson, Life Enrichment director, Morning Pointe of Athens, Tn. – three years of service

Bluegrass Region: Shelly Stivers, Food Services director, The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Frankfort, Ky. – six years of service

Cumberland Region: Lisa Grant, Lead Certified Nursing Assistant, Morning Pointe of Tullahoma, Tn. – seven years of service

“We celebrate these four associates who truly have gone above and beyond while making a difference in the lives of our seniors,” said Rob Pollard, regional vice president of operations at Morning Pointe. “Their 23 years of combined experience serves as a timeline of dedication for these servant-leaders who have helped make Morning Pointe the region’s choice for senior living.”



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