2018 Accomplishments: Reeds Cove Health & Rehab

Reeds Cove Health & Rehab celebrated it’s 5 year anniversary, having opened in 2015. This 58-bed facility is located in East Wichita, Kansas and offers short-stay rehabilitation and long-term care. 2018 has been the most successful year for Reeds Cove so far. It is currently under the Executive Direction of Robert Bragg.

Learn more about Reeds Cove Health & Rehab on their website.

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2018 Accomplishments: Nottingham Health & Rehab

Nottingham Health & Rehab opened in 2014. This Olathe, Kansas location only has 40-beds and focuses on short-stay rehabilitation and long-term care. This facility shares a building with St. Anthony’s Senior Care Hospital, which offers short-term geriatric behavioral health services. Both facilities are under the direction of Brian Barbeau, who has been with Nottingham since it’s opening.

Learn more about Nottingham Health & Rehab on their website and take a virtual tour.


2018 Accomplishments: Flatirons Health & Rehab

Flatirons Health & Rehab opened in 2016 and is the newest facility in the Axiom HCS portfolio. This Louisville, Colorado location only has 48-beds and focuses in short-stay inpatient rehabilitation and extended care services, while also offering respite care. It is currently under the direction of Executive Director, Stacey Love.

Learn more about Flatirons Health & Rehab on their website and take a virtual tour of the new facility.

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2018 Accomplishments: Family Health & Rehab

Family Health and Rehab was the first facility to join the Axiom HCS portfolio. This year the skilled nursing facility celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary. It is a 5-star Centers for Medicare and Medicaid rated facility, 2 year Women’s Choice Award Best for Extended Care award winner, and has won the AHCA/NCAL Bronze award for Commitment to Quality. The current Executive Director is Vicky Gooch.

Visit Family Health and Rehab’s website to learn more.

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2018 Accomplishments: Derby Health and Rehab

Derby Health and Rehab opened in 2009. It is a 5-star Centers for Medicare and Medicaid rated facility and only 1 out of 8 facilities in Kansas to have ever won the KHCA/NCAL Silver Award for Achievement in Quality. This short-stay rehabilitation and long-term care community is currently under the direction of Executive Director, John Brand.

To learn more about Derby Health & Rehab, visit their website.

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Employee Wellness Program

We’re always looking for interesting ways to get employees excited about their job!

This fall we started an employee wellness program, titled “ILEE Employee Wellness”, tying in our mission of improving lives and exceeding expectations. Our goal was to get people motivated in improving their physical, mental, and financial well-being…and what better way to do that than with a little friendly competition?

Our competition was BINGO. We sent out a BINGO card at the beginning of each week for four weeks. These BINGO cards included activities such as “exercise for 30 minutes three nights this week,” “drink 32 ounces of water every day,” “place flowers on an employee’s desk,” and “create a savings plan and stick to it.” At the end of each week, BINGO cards were collected by a designated ILEE Wellness Champion at each community. Every BINGO equaled one entry into two drawings.

The first drawing was facility wide. Each facility received a fitness tracker (similar to a Fitbit) to give to a Wellness participant in their facility. The second drawing was company-wide for the grand prize of a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV.

We incorporated a Facebook group for employees to join, where they could complete BINGO squares by posting photos, sharing posts, interacting with one another, and had the opportunity to watch videos from Blue Cross Blue Shield for bonus entries.

During this event, we organized times where the local YMCAs went to facilities and offered Biometric Screenings for employees using their Blue Cross Blue Shield benefit. Participation in this event was rewarded with three bonus entries into the drawings.

On December 8, 2017 at 9:00 am, we drew for a TV live on the Facebook group. The winner was Cathy Hageman, the Dietary Manager at Derby Health & Rehabilitation. She has been an employee at Derby since 2010.

Of our 600+ employees throughout 11 communities, we had 101 participants from 10 communities, 664 total entries, and 81 members in the Facebook Group.

Thank you to all of the employees who participated in this ILEE Employee Wellness challenge, the ILEE Wellness Champions from each community who led the challenges, the local YMCAs, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Madison Osoba for implementing the Wellness program, and congratulations to Cathy Hageman for winning the grand prize!

We plan on creating more ILEE Employee Wellness challenges in 2018.