Providence Newsletter:
Making Connections in Service to the Elderly

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (July 2018) — The second issue of the Providence newsletter for 2018 highlights all of the different services we provide to meet our seniors where they are at and to compassionately provide the right level of care that best meets their individual circumstances. Click this link or the image to the right to download this issue to read about: Partners in Ministry Bill DeYoung named Chair of LeadingAge Illinois End of Life Conference Testimonials of Community Living Events Charity: The Greatest Gift Generous Community …and more! Click the image to view and download a PDF of the July 2018 newsletter. And feel free to share it with your friends!

Providence of Palos Heights named to Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. – Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Palos Heights has been named to the Illinois National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a quality measure composite score of six or less for at least one quarter, which has aligned with the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. “Nursing homes on the Illinois National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Deanna Curry, Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) quality improvement manager. “We applaud the hard work of Providence and its commitment to its residents and staff to provide excellent long-term care.” The National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC), led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and QIN-QIOs, launched in April 2015 with the mission to improve care for the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the United States. Nursing homes on the Illinois National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality.” NNHQCC strives to instill sustainable quality and performance improvement practices, […]

Dr. Masood Joins Providence Healthcare and Rehab of Downers Grove

Dr. Leslie A. Masood, a neurologist and pain management doctor, has joined Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Downers Grove. Dr. Masood is Board-Certified in Neurology, and she is also a Certified Headache Specialist with Fellowship Training in neurophysiology and pain medicine. Dr. Masood graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois with distinction in Psychology in 1998, obtained a medical degree from Rush Medical College in 2002, and completed her neurology residency training at the University of Chicago. She is trained in the advanced techniques in pain and headache management including Botox injections, radio frequency ablation, epidural steroid injections, and nerve stimulation procedures. Dr. Masood has treated a wide variety of conditions, including dementia, migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s Disease, Bell’s Palsy, and epilepsy. For more information on services available at Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation of Downers Grove, click here, or go to www.ProvidenceDownersGrove.com.

Providence staff become INTERACT Certified Champions

TINLEY PARK–On June 6-7, all of Providence’s Directors Of Nursing (DONs) and Clinical Nurse Managers participated in the INTERACT Certified Champions 4.0 Training, held at the Providence Life Services corporate office. Our leaders came to Providence’s Corporate Office, where Betty Brunner from Pathway Health presented the program and certified our team, who selflessly serve our communities. During the program, our clinical leaders, who will serve as champions and co-champions in their communities, were trained to implement and sustain the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program (QIP). They were provided with an in-depth description of the QIP strategies, care processes, tools, and other resources to improve care of changes in condition and prevent hospital transfers when safe and feasible. Any licensed health care professional is eligible to become a INTERACT Certified Champion, ideally those that have these qualities, according to the program’s studies: Well respected Experienced in Long Term Care Experienced Clinicians Able to demonstrate leadership skills Informal Leaders During the program, our clinical leaders, who will serve as champions and co-champions in their communities, were trained to implement and sustain the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program (QIP) to become INTERACT Certified Champions. All of these descriptors fit our DONs and Clinical Nurse Managers who participated in […]

Royal Park Place of Zeeland Receives Larry and Lori Mourey Excellence in Operations Award

The dining service at Royal Park Place was awarded the Larry and Lori Mourey Excellence in Operations Award on May 22, 2018. Determined by Steritech inspection scores, health inspection scores, and Serve-Safe Certfied personnel, Royal Park Place achieved the highest level in superior sanitation practices. Standing above the rest, Royal Park Place received the honor that is given to only one of over seventy accounts served by Creative Dining Services. Royal Park Place is dedicated to offering community, care, and holistic health and wellness to its residents. Residents also enjoy a restaurant-style dining experience which has now been recognized as one of the best around. Royal Park Place, a Providence Life Services community, is located in Zeeland, Michigan. For more information about retirement living at Royal Park Place, click here, or go to www.RoyalParkPlace.com.