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Providence Hospice awarded provisional license in Indiana

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (September 2016) — Providence Hospice was awarded its provisional license by the state of Indiana on Friday, Sept. 16, and is expected to begin serving clients within the next few days. The provisional license is good for 90 days, during which the division will undergo a state survey and a Joint Commission survey. If it goes well, the state survey will result in an official license, while the Joint Commission survey will result in accreditation and a Medicare certification. There are already hospice employees in place, ready to serve Indiana clients — Providence has hired two RNs (a clinical supervisor and a case manager), a medical director, a chaplain and a social worker to be part of the team. The process for obtaining the Indiana license began in the spring. “We started putting the pieces together and laying out a timeline in February,” said Richard Nolden, Vice President of Healthcare Strategy at Providence. “We saw a need for hospice in the area, and in light of the opening of Park Place of St. John, we felt that it would complete our continuum of services offered in Indiana.” Providence at Home will work alongside Park Place of St. John […]

Hallmark of Caring honors Providence employees

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (March 2016) — Each year, we honor outstanding employees in an event called “Hallmark of Caring.” Providence people in various jobs are nominated by their co-workers, our residents, or residents’ families for their efforts throughout the year. This year’s 74 honorees live out our mission to “enhance the lives of those we serve in the name of Jesus Christ,” and demonstrate excellence in skill, work ethic, and compassion. Employees will be added to the list below until the event on March 11 — look for updates here and on our Facebook pages. Join us in congratulating the honorees!   Honorees from Park Place of Elmhurst:   Stephanie James, CNA – Skilled Stephanie is extremely compassionate and always has a positive attitude. She makes an extra effort, like coming in early to shampoo a resident’s hair because they cannot extend their head in the shampoo bowl in the salon. She also shows initiative by leading restorative exercises with our residents.     Angela Bianchi, CNA – Skilled “When Angela’s here, you know it’s going to be a good day.” This was said by a client who has a great appreciation for her. That’s because Angela is always cheerful, takes pride in […]

Providence employees honored through Hallmark of Caring

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (March 2015) — At Providence Life Services, we are so blessed by and thankful for the wonderful staff members who fill a variety of roles at each Providence community. Every year in March, we honor some of our employees at the “Hallmark of Caring” event; this year, the theme of the event is “Reflections of Grace.” Staff, residents, and families at each location nominated people whose compassion, heart, and skill make a difference, and those who were selected are invited to a celebration on March 20. We’d like to bring these outstanding employees to your attention, too! We’ll share a little about each of the Providence people who were chosen this year to receive the honor, naming a few more each day until the Hallmark of Caring event. Look for updates here and announcements on our Facebook pages, and take a moment to congratulate the honorees! Want to work with these wonderful people? Look for job openings at www.workatprovidence.com. Honorees from Providence Life Services, corporate office:   Beth Cunningham, Executive Assistant Beth’s poise and sunny disposition, as well as her professionalism, are always a bright spot in the day. She is always eager to help and represents Providence with the […]

Providence At Home Earns Gold

TINLEY PARK, ILL. (August 2014) — Providence At Home’s Home Health and Hospice care services have once again received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation, demonstrating a continued commitment to excellence in care. This year, for the first time, the division also applied for and received accreditation for its private duty services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission holds health facilities to a high standard, going far beyond what is required by the state in all areas of care. Providence at Home has been accredited for its Home Health program for 19 years, and Providence Hospice has been accredited for nine years. “There are new standards and requirements constantly,” says Ann O’Heir, Vice President of Home and Community-Based Services for Providence at Home. “It takes us to a higher level or standardization, a higher level of quality. It takes more staff, more documentation, more training and education to become accredited.” Accreditation was awarded only after an intensive, five-day survey, an on-site evaluation that includes a review of all policies and human resources records, as well as staff interviews and patient visits. Accreditation is both very important and completely voluntary. “Insurance companies and hospitals only want to […]

Providence Newsletter:
Celebrating 20 Years of In-Home Care

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (August 2014) — In our third newsletter of 2014, we continue our celebration of God’s faithfulness throughout the past century. Issue 1 focused on our history of Retirement Living services. Issue 2 shared our history of Skilled Nursing care. In this third issue of the year, we describe our foray into what was, in the 90s, a relatively new type of service — in-home care. Click the image or the link below to download a PDF of Issue 3. Read Issue 3