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2014-QAPI-Accreditation-Seal1Signature HealthCARE (SHC) of Cherokee Park has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing patients’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for a patient’s choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet patient needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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Best Places To Work

This week, Signature HealthCARE was named to the list of ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ for the second year in a row.

The list is published annually by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.

To read more about the process and view a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.

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View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

SHC Hall of Fame

For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our patients, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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Art Gallery 2014 Cruikshank

Eugene ‘Geno’ Cruikshank was admitted to Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park in mid-March with the hopes of regaining his strength so he could return home to help care for his loving wife, Clara, who has Alzheimer’s.

Mr. Cruikshank was a gentleman who everyone got to know quickly. He had a quick wit and a great smile, and he always had a genuine story to tell. While working with our occupational therapy department, Geno let us know that he had not picked up a sketch pad in over two years due to his health. Mr. Cruikshank is a former art teacher and community supporter of the arts in all mediums.

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“I am having a great experience and very pleased with my stay.  The therapists are excellent!  All around, excellent!”

—R.T., patient at Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park


“This is a fantastic facility, therapy and everything, and things they do really make a difference. I will only come here for rehab after being in hospital, because I like it so much.”

— R. H. patient at Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park

” I’m having surgery on my other hip soon, and I’d like to come back here again for my therapy because the therapists have done such a good job.”

R.C., patient at Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park

Photos by Jaime Larimore. Click images to enlarge…

A patient from Signature HealthCARE of Cherokee Park was the lucky winner of tickets to last weekend’s ‘Battle of the Bluegrass’ in Lexington!

Signature held drawings for tickets to the game, for both patients and employees. Employees were able to purchase chances to win tickets to the game as part of a raffle for the Compassion Fund, a nonprofit organization operated by Signature that benefits employees and other community members in need.

SHC of Cherokee Park QOL Director Jaime Larimore said patient Barbara Wexler was so excited when she got word she had won the tickets that she hit the call light button to notify the staff.

“We had a wonderful day,” Larimore said. “It was both our first time going to a UK/U of L game. What a fantastic way to get up close and personal with tradition and rich Kentucky culture. Barbara Wexler and myself want to thank Signature HealthCARE for providing such an exciting opportunity.”