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.

Nottingham: 5-star CMS

Nottingham Health & Rehabilitation has received a 5-star rating from Medicare. You can view the full rating at the medicare.gov website by clicking here.

Our skilled nursing facilities have had a wonderful year, with four of the facilities we support achieving and maintaining 5-star ratings.

The Five-Star Quality Rating System used by the <em>Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services</em> measures three sources: health inspections, staffing, and quality measures (QMs) to build an overall score for each nursing home. Nursing Homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality. You can view how the rating system works here.

Thank you to the team at Nottingham who continues to improve lives and exceed expectations.

You can keep up with Nottingham through their Facebook page.

2017 Best Places to Work Honoree

The Wichita Business Journal released the list of 2017 honorees for their annual Best Places to Work program. Axiom Healthcare Services made the list of 40 Wichita companies whose employees have deemed a Best Place to Work.

As a company that takes their culture seriously, we are dedicated to making sure that our employees are satisfied with their job. When you work for Axiom, you have a family with us. The mission of our company and with the facilities we manage is "Improving Lives. Exceeding Expectations.", which we refer to as ILEE. We achieve ILEE through our 10 Guiding Virtues, some of which include: I build trusting and meaningful relationships, I embrace and inspire positive change, and I pursue growth and learning. We want our employees to grow and offer them opportunities to do so. We also offer Healthcare benefits, a 401K plan, Wellness program, discounts with a number of companies, a pet-friendly environment, volunteer opportunities, and we currently have other programs in the works.

Scoring for Best Places to Work took place through Quantum Workplace. A survey was sent to all employees and the results that were received determined the companies ranking. 

We will be in attendance for the awards ceremony in December where there will be awards given in specific categories.

View the article and full list here.

Reeds Cove: 5-star CMS

Reeds Cove Health & Rehabilitation has received a 5-star rating from Medicare. You can view the full rating at the medicare.gov website by clicking here.

This is a wonderful accomplishment for our East Wichita, Kansas skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Reeds Cove achieved this with an incredible amount of hard work and dedication from the staff.

The Five-Star Quality Rating System used by the <em>Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services</em> measures three sources: health inspections, staffing, and quality measures (QMs) to build an overall score for each nursing home. Nursing Homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality. You can view how the rating system works here.

Thank you to the team at Reeds Cove that continues to improve lives and exceed expectations.

You can keep up with Reeds Cove through their Facebook page.

2017 KHCA/KCAL award winners & honorable mentions

Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions from the KHCA/KCAL Awards!

Derby Assisted Living's team won three separate awards:

  • Assisted Living Nurse/RCC of the Year - Miranda Rowland
  • Support Staff of the Year - Blenda Fisher, Dietary Manager
  • Volunteer of the Year - Eileen Strong

These three women attended the Kansas Health Care Association & Kansas Center for Assisted Living Staff Recognition Awards on September 28, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center to accept their well-deserved awards.

Two of our other facilities staff members received honorable mentions for 2017.

Derby Health & Rehabilitation - Derby, KS

  • Olivia Griffin, Cook
  • Jessica Quinones, Restorative Aide

Nottingham Health & Rehabilitation - Olathe, KS

  • Brian Barbeau, Executive Director
  • Christine Bailes, Director of Nursing
  • Gala Martinez, Cook
  • Kathy Crigger, Medication Aide
  • Kimberlee Hutchison, Director of Operations

We are lucky to have such amazing staff that continue to improve lives and exceed the expectations of our patients and residents.

2017 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Winners

Congratulations Family Health & Rehab, Reeds Cove Health & Rehab and Derby Assisted Living!

Axiom is honored to announce that three of our partners have received the Bronze award for Commitment to Quality from the American Health Care Association. There were only 10 Bronze winners in Kansas.

The Bronze award is a great achievement. The criteria is based on the Baldridge Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, designed to help organizations improve and achieve excellence.

The Baldrige framework is based on core values and concepts that represent beliefs and behaviors found in high-performing organizations:

  • Systems perspective
  • Visionary leadership
  • Patient-focused excellence
  • Valuing people
  • Organizational learning and agility
  • Focus on success
  • Managing for innovation
  • Management by fact
  • Societal responsibility and community health
  • Ethics and transparency
  • Delivering value and results

Derby Health & Rehab won this award in 2015.

Family Health & Rehab Wins Womens Choice Award

Family Health & Rehab in Wichita, KS has won the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best for Extended Care! This is an exciting accomplishment, as this signifies Family Health & Rehab as one of the top 825 extended care facilities out of over 15,000 in the nation.

Women’s Choice Award indicates that women make the majority of healthcare decisions for their families, and this organization is a trusted referral source to empower women to make smart healthcare choices. This couldn’t be more true, as Family receives inquiries from female family members about their loved ones daily.

These are the awards Family Health & Rehab has won in 2017:

  • America’s Best for Extended Care - Women’s Choice Award
  • 5-star Skilled Nursing Facility - Medicare
  • Bronze Award for Commitment to Quality - American Health Care Association


We are proud to partner with Family Health &amp; Rehab!

Visit their website and Facebook.

Kathi Bragg, HR Professionals Award Winner

With the culture that we create at Axiom Healthcare Services, we are always honored when one of our own accomplishes something so great.

We are proud to announce that Vice President of HR, Kathi Bragg, will be honored at the Wichita Business Journal’s 2017 HR Professionals awards. The honorees list was published by the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) last Friday, July 28, 2017.

Kathi is one of 24 winners at this year’s awards, a ceremony that will be held in October. Only 58 people have been HR Professionals award winners previously, and this year is WBJ’s biggest class.

The human resource professionals on this list are chosen because of their contributions to their company, their industry and their community. WBJ noted the major issues that HR professionals have dealt with regarding the Affordable Care Act and the 2016 U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to change the country’s overtime rules. Which makes this award all the more valuable.

Great Job Kathi!

If you have a WBJ subscription, you can view the full list of winners here.

Flatirons Health and Rehab Facility Opening Soon

Axiom Healthcare Services is excited to be expanding into the beautiful mountains of Colorado. 

Flatirons Health and Rehab will be our first facility in Colorado, currently under construction in Louisville. Axiom's client communities are beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities in a progressive healthcare culture that focuses on improving lives and exceeding expectations. Flatirons Health and Rehab offers state of the art facilities and a wide selection of personalized amenities for short-term rehabilitation.

Watch the progress of Flatirons' construction at www.flatironshealthandrehab.com!Flatirons Health and Rehab Facility Opening Soon