The two facilities, located about a mile apart, took part in some friendly competition during January to see which one could register the most blood donations. Then, on Feb. 3, both facilities participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Associates dressed in red and helped residents do the same.
For the past few years, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck has spearheaded a project for school children to create valentines for local veterans.
In 2016, the congressman personally delivered some of the valentines to veterans at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington. Life Care Center of Puyallup and Life Care Center of South Hill, also in Puyallup, are located near one of the largest combined military bases in the country, and many veterans and their families choose to settle in the area after their service.
“It was surreal,” said Soriano. “I don’t win anything.”
Life Care sponsors an annual wellness program for associates in every skilled nursing and rehab center, its corporate offices and affiliated Century Park communities.
The Communities In Schools of Puyallup’s, March Gladness Leadership Team decorated Christmas trees for Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington, in early December 2016.
For the second year in a row, approximately 25 students volunteered to decorate the facility’s Christmas trees.
Members of the Resident Council at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington, formed a Pay it Forward committee in August 2016.
The committee’s mission is to help individuals come together to change the community for the better through charitable giving.
Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington, hosted a barbecue for residents, associates, the community and local police, fire and rescue personnel on Aug. 2, 2016.
The barbecue was organized to celebrate National Night Out and show support for those who serve and protect.
In late 2015, Paul Nimz was named executive director at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington.
Nimz had served as a nursing home administrator since 1998. Most recently, he led operations at Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center in Centralia, Washington. Prior to that appointment, he was an administrator at Tacoma Nursing and Rehab Center in Tacoma.
Dr. William Elledge, on-site physician at Life Care Center of Puyallup, was named Physician of the Year for Life Care Centers of America’s Northwest Division on March 19.
The award was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Six other division award winners and a company-wide winner were also honored.
Stan Flemming, D.O., has been a general in the U.S. Army, the first mayor of University Place, Washington, a state representative and a family medicine physician. He was even on the short list of candidates for Surgeon General in 1995.
Now Flemming is getting in on a relatively new trend in medical care: physicians working on-site in nursing homes and rehab centers.
William Elledge, M.D., recently began as an on-site physician at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Wash.
Elledge was hired as part of Life Care’s initiative to place physicians in Life Care Centers of America’s buildings in Washington. In his new position, Elledge will work with the Life Care Center of Puyallup interdisciplinary team and other attending physicians in caring for each of the facility’s patients.