SHC of Buckhead will host an event on Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Thursday in May. A law was enacted in 1952 formalizing observance of the day, although its origins trace back to 1775, when the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer and melding the relationship between government and the blessings of God. This year’s theme for Signature’s third annual National Day of Prayer celebration is ‘In Defiance of Suffering.’ “The act of unified prayer is important as a symbol of faith, but even more than that, we want this event to be actionable,” said Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality for Signature HealthCARE. “Each and every one of us suffers, in some way, maybe daily. Under this year’s theme, we want the National Day of Prayer to be a springboard for every day to be a day in defiance of suffering. We are a movement in defiance of suffering.” “As a faith-based company, we are proud to host an event that brings together so many spiritual groups,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “We hope many will join us to celebrate this historic day.” Representatives from several religions and faith groups will join to pray together, signifying spiritual diversity and the importance of prayer in daily life. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. in the Dining Area on the Second Floor of our Buckhead facility.
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We celebrated Signature HealthCARE Spring Break Day and Earth Day today with planting petunia flowers in the raised planters in our outdoor garden. The weather was beautiful while we planted this morning and then a soft, gentle rain watered our newly planted flowers.
Today was a blessed day for some of Atlanta’s homeless population. With the weather predicted to plummet to the vicinity of freezing tonight, we distributed meals and blankets to nearly one hundred persons who were grateful for the food, the blankets, the water, and the apple juice. One of the stakeholders new to this outreach said she had never seen anything like this: she was moved to compassion and wanted to help them. We would like to challenge communities to consider what you can do to reach out and touch someone in need. We are all able to plant seeds of kindness. Where will you plant your seeds of kindness?
2010 Georgia Health Care Association Ms. Mary Hood joined by the 2011 Ms. Georgia as they prepare to crown the 2011Georgia Health Care Association winner!
by Ben Adkins
by Ben Adkins
A new concierge program being tested at a handful of Signature HealthCARE’s post-acute buildings is helping to improve the customer experience and retain patient. Purveyors of the program are now combining efforts to formalize processes related to the initiative and lay the groundwork for future expansion.
St. Francis, Four Courts, Marietta and Buckhead have each conducted concierge programs for varying lengths of time. A meeting held this week at Signature’s home office in Louisville provided an opportunity for representatives from the four facilities to gather and merge their ideas.
The Compassion Fund, a 501 (c) (3) grew out of the desire to provide assistance and alleviate suffering of our employees and communities. The community and Signature HealthCARE employees are eligible to apply for awards if the recipients have experienced an unexpected, catastrophic event beyond their control and must be unable to meet the basic financial needs without assistance.