3rd Quarter thoughts from SPLHC Executive Director, Cheri Leachman

I am very pleased to share with all of you that the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community has been selected to receive a 2018 Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their dedication to quality care.  The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program honors providers throughout the country that have demonstrated their commitment to delivering quality care for seniors and persons with disabilities.  “Quality improvement within the selected organizations is the direct result of staff dedication and innovative team engagement and collaboration that leads to quality of life and quality of care for the Iowans whose care is entrusted to them,” said Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA VP, Quality Improvement and Clinical Affairs.  The award will be presented during the AHCA/NCAL 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, CA, October 7-10, 2018.

This is an exciting and well-deserved honor for the employees, families and volunteers of the Strawberry Point Lutheran Community. No group of individuals have worked harder to ensure that those who call the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community “home” receive the highest quality of care, delivered with compassion and respect.  It is fitting that this National award recognizes their efforts. I have no doubt this award will be the first of many.

One of the reasons the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home was awarded the 2018 Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award is because we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to serve not only our residents and their family but the surrounding community as well. I want to share the latest service available. We have partnered with Encounter Telehealth to provide professional psychiatric services.  An appointment is usually able to be scheduled within 2 to 4 days, as compared to the 4-6 month wait for a traditional office visit.  These appointments are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you feel your loved one could benefit from this opportunity.

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