Morning Pointe Honors 2018 Exceeding Expectations Award Winners

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living presented its annual Exceeding Expectations Awards at the senior healthcare services company’s 21st annual Christmas awards banquet at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, recognizing the most exceptional of its associates for demonstrating leadership and excellence in providing quality senior care. Every year, the company acknowledges top performing team members in its 31 communities in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Candidates are nominated from three regions and the corporate headquarters based in Ooltewah.

Morning Pointe corporate leadership presented each nominee with a plaque of recognition during the company’s annual year-end awards banquet. Five Morning Pointe associates received the Exceeding Expectations Award:

·      Bryan Boyer, maintenance director at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga 

·      Heather Kerns, business office manager at Morning Pointe of Frankfort (KY)

·      Cynthia Brown, a certified nursing assistant at Morning Pointe of Spring Hill (TN)

·      Gwen Barnes and Peggy Turner, executive assistants at the IHP home office

Residents and associates had nothing but praise for each of the Exceeding Expectations Award winners. At Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford, they expressed their gratitude for Boyer’s work ethic, dedication, and compassion.

“He exceeds all expectations. Bryan [Boyer] is the type of person to take the bull by its horns,” said Freeman Atkins, a resident at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga – Shallowford.

At Morning Pointe of Frankfort, Ms. Kerns was lauded for her willingness to help out no matter the situation—and for her genuine care and concern for the personal care community’s residents.

“She [Heather Kerns] keeps me moving. She keeps me involved in things. She is just great. She is just a special lady,” said Emily Shaw, a resident at Morning Pointe of Frankfort.

The residents and associates of Morning Pointe of Spring Hill praised Ms. Brown’s positive attitude and welcoming manner.

“She [Cynthia Brown] makes me more comfortable here, and she is always smiling, which I really appreciate. That is very important to me, and the biggest thing to me is that she is open and approachable,” says Roma Hadley, a resident at Morning Pointe of Spring Hill.

Meanwhile, it was Ms. Barnes’ and Ms. Turner’s efficiency and unwavering commitment to the vision of Morning Pointe founders Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow that earned them recognition.

“Gwen and Peggy have been with us practically since the beginning,” said Mr.Vital, “and the entire time, they have supported us without fail. They have helped make Morning Pointe what it is today. We couldn’t have done it without them.”

“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all the award winners,” Mr. Vital concluded. “I am proud to honor them, as they have truly made Morning Pointe not just their career, but an opportunity to serve others.”


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