Category Archives: Providence News

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Providence Life Services Magazine:
Issue 3 of 2019

This issue of the Providence Newsletter features Torchlight, which is our our annual celebration of service. Torchlight’s 2019 theme is “A Legacy of Care,” where we will look back on the decades of care that Providence Life Services has provided. Also included in this issue the Grand Opening of Phase II at Park Place of St. John as well as wonderful story of how one of our residents at Victorian Village continues her lifetime of volunteer work. There is much more to discover so please click here or the headline to view the Magazine.

Providence Downers Grove Awarded Gold Seal of Approval

(July 2019) Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Downers Grove was recently granted re-accreditation as a Nursing Care Center from The Joint Commission, earning the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval,® as well as a special certification in Post-Acute Care. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Joint Commission re-accreditation is yet another validation of Providence’s commitment to excellence in care. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission holds health facilities to high performance standards, going far beyond what is required by the state in all areas of care. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is not mandatory,” explains Megan Tengerstrom, Vice President of Operations. “But Providence of Downers Grove – like all of our Providence skilled nursing facilities – is happy to undergo this voluntary survey. It’s important to us that our residents and families can rest assured that our team has taken extra steps to ensure the highest levels of quality and safety.” The accreditation was received following a rigorous, three-day site review. During the visit, The Joint Commission’s surveyor evaluated Providence’s compliance with nursing standards of care, emergency preparedness, and environment of care in the […]

Providence Life Services Magazine:
Issue 2 of 2019

This issue of the Providence Newsletter features some of our volunteers, as well as an update on Phase II of Park Place of St. John. Read about our new Board Members and join us in our thankfulness for the service of our outgoing members. You may also enjoy an article about Park Place of Elmhurst resident Michael Harrington’s firsthand memories of the opening of the State Street subway in Chicago. You can also read one family’s experience working with our care navigation service, Providence Solutions. Click the headline to view this magazine.

Providence Newsletter:
Skilled Care Earns Highest Honors

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (April 2019) — This issue of the Providence Newsletter for 2019 features our Transition to Home program that helps people adjust to life after discharge from the hospital or rehab. It also includes a story about former Bear, Gene Schroeder, as well as information on our Downers Grove medical director Dr. Zaman, the divestiture of our Palos Heights Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Also featured is the announcement of our being rated “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News and World Report. You can also read about wonderful connections made between older adults and students, updates on Park Place Saint John Phase 2, our generous donors and much more. Click the headline to view this Providence Newsletter.

2018 Annual Report

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (February 2019) — From continued expansion in Indiana, to a new service offering called “Providence Solutions” to help anyone navigate the world of aging, Providence Life Services continues to strive to achieve our mission of enhancing the live of those we serve in the name of Jesus Christ. Read more about these and other details of our ministry this past year in our 2018 Annual Report. Each year’s Annual Report gives the entire Providence family an opportunity to look back at God’s leadership and look around at the broad expanse of skills, personalities, and locations He has brought together to do His work. We pray you will be blessed as you catch a glimpse of the ministry that has been accomplished in 2018. Click here to download the 2018 Annual Report.