Yesterday, I had the pleasure to re-visit our Signature of Buckhead Post Acute Center, which is a real miracle to witness.
It seems like yesterday (it has been six years, actually) when we were launching Signature HealthCARE and acquired this troubled facility that was the laughing stock of Atlanta. Under the prior operator, the place was falling down, vendors were unpaid by the millions, and drug deals were taking place in the parking lot.
I recently visited our Signature of Brookwood Gardens facility in Miami to check on the pulse of the Revolution where many were concerned about where we were headed. I dug in deeply, starting with the morning clinical meeting, interacting at the stand-up meeting, and visiting every customer who was willing to share some Cuban coffee and discuss life.
I always start with, ‘Where were you born? What was your vocation, not your occupation? How did you fall in love?’ And so on… All of these questions, regardless of where we are in our sacred journey, create a deep connection because we never forget where we came from, or what we loved to do, or who we loved the most – truly universal questions that make our life reappear.
At Brookwood Gardens, something big happened. Continue reading
Joe was one of three Louisville-area health care professionals to be named a ‘Leader of the Year’ by Business First newspaper. The other two honorees are Norton Healthcare President and CEO Steve Williams, and the University of Louisville’s Dr. Roberto Bolli.
A full-length article about Joe was featured in the local business paper’s annual Partners in Health Care publication. To read the article, click the link below.
Last night during our wrap up session, I decided to build our normal prayer circle by tenure and longevity in a spiritual effort to build a circle of passion about our Revolution! As I started, I asked Eddie Stockton to calculate how many years of service to the Revolution were in our leadership team. We have always prayed holding hands, as an entire team, for as long as I can remember.
There are no small things to God, and little things will become really big, powerful things that eventually help us all!
I recently released the blog about Richard Cusati, the amazing man who has fought a battle with MS every day for almost three decades without ever thinking about giving up or feeling sorry for himself. Encounters like the one I experienced with Richard help me stay motivated during a very challenging time for Signature HealthCARE and our LTC industry with lawsuits every day in Kentucky, rate cuts by states and the new Obama care coupled with proposed ‘fiscal cliff’ cuts.
Some days you wonder, ‘does anyone forget these sacred people?’ Continue reading
During the past year, my wife and I started to take our four beautiful children to Signature nursing centers to visit residents, celebrate holidays, or just sing Christmas carols.
Our children are 13, 10, 8 and 6, so I thought it’s about time to teach them “the business” (just kidding). No, it was finally time for them to start learning community service, respect for elders, feeling the power of prayer, and witnessing life’s fragility up close.
This post is co-authored by Dianne Timmering
“Compassion in the Workplace” session on November 16, 2012, a dream from the Festival of Faiths in Downtown Louisville, KY
Our move back to Louisville two years ago seemed perfectly timed with a city-wide charge to create and launch a “lifelong wellness and aging” movement that we could play a major role in. At the same time, the expanding Festival of Faiths International conference was growing and the launching of the compassionate city charter by our new mayor that we were blessed to sign-on early, made it a divine exodus from south Florida seem like a dream come true.