Well, I have been the Chaplain here at Pikeville for a couple of weeks now and as alot of us I had a stereotype of what I thought a “Nursing home” was. Yes, I had preached in a bunch of them over the years and had visited “occasionally” but other than that I had kept my distance from them for one reason or the other. Even , as I was in the process of getting this job I had a anxiousness about it that I couldn’t explain, I thought it was a little bit of nerves mixed with fear of being around “old” people all day and not knowing what to do or say to them. Boy was I wrong! from the first day of being here the residents have adopted me as their friend and I hadn’t realized that until I got the oppurtunity to go on a fishing outing with them. On that day my view not only of the residents but of the facilities changed forever. God has a way of showing us where we stand in the grand scheme of things, when we think that we have it all figured out he has a way of showing us that everything we thought we knew is just that…..what WE thought not what the reality of it is.
News & Updates
Signature HealthCARE and the Department of Spirituality will welcome several spiritual and community leaders to our corporate office in Louisville, KY for our 2015 Interfaith Global Day of Prayer celebration.
Beginning at 10:30AM EST, watch the celebration LIVE in the video player above.
To participate virtually, follow us at @LTCrevolution on Twitter and use the hashtag #GDOP.
A group of stakeholders from Signature facilities in Kentucky, along with members of the home office team, gathered in Lexington, Ky., this week to attend the ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ awards ceremony. Signature has received the award for two consecutive years and this year came in fourth place in its category!
For more, read the press release from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce here: http://bit.ly/1E2bzgP
More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.
And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
John Stanley Webb was born in Columbus, Ohio to a family of two brothers and one sister. John graduated from Inglewood High School in Inglewood, Calif. John didn’t go to college, but instead enlisted in the United States Air Force and eventually became a welding instructor. What makes John Webb so special is his strong work ethic and his belief in God.
These two attributes took him to the Philippines with the hope of building a homeless shelter for the locals. He had designed a building that would house several families which could be built with minimal costs and largely untrained labor. When he returned to Pike County, his goal was to inform local churches about the needs of the Filipino people. John worked his whole life, yet the Philippines remained at the fore of his mind.
Mary Beth Webb was born in LaSalle, Ind. to a family of one brother. She graduated from LaSalle High School, then went on to Illinois State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education. At 22 she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that resulted in paralysis, loss of some math knowledge and the ability to tell time. Her recovery made her a better teacher because it gave her the ability to understand the difficulties of struggling students.
She taught grade school and high school before she returned to college and earned her Master of Science in Education. Shortly after, she received her Doctor of Education in math education. She directed and assisted the learning clinic at Illinois State University. She taught math and math education at the University of Pikeville for 25 years.