The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means another year is winding down, and we’re closing another chapter in the LifeCare Health Partners book.
It has been an exciting year at LifeCare. We launched a bold new movement to reach deep into our organization and redirect our guiding compass – our mission, vision and values. We also welcomed two new home care agencies to our family in Nevada: Care First and Ever Care. We restructured our core leadership team to better fit the ever-changing needs of our facilities. And, we’ve also seen some big changes in the way payments and reimbursements are being handled in the LTACH and home care industries, which is challenging us to think even more outside of the box.
As the founding fathers of this great nation experienced, forging a new path is not always the easiest of tasks. However, with determination, gratitude, open minds and hearts, we can truly make a difference together. We have learned valuable lessons, developed best practices, and achieved great success – none of which would be possible without each of our more than 4,500 associates’ individual contributions to our organization. We are committed to listening to your ideas, hearing what’s working and what’s not, and making improvements.
Every day, we have the opportunity to witness members of the LifeCare family talking the talk and walking the walk of what our LifeCare movement is all about. From providing world-class care to our patients, like Megan Veitenheimer and Shelly Morton – to treating our peers with dignity and respect like Dari Immediato, each of you has the power to make a difference in someone’s life. Regardless of your role here at LifeCare, each of you contributes to our mission to Accelerate Healing, Restore Health and Improve Life in a significant way. Thank you for caring for people when they need it the most, supporting those who provide patient care, and doing so with a high level of ownership, respect, personalization, teamwork and creativity.
For those of you who will work over the Thanksgiving holiday, thank you for being here to give our patients a little extra compassion that day and for treating them like family.
We thank you for all that you do and for who you are. We wish you and your family happiness, joy and of course, good health, this Thanksgiving holiday.
All the best,
Jim Murray, CEO Frank Battafarano, President and COO