We have some exciting news to share today! Sun Health Senior Living Chief Operating Officer Sharon Grambow will be a guest on “When Things Go Wrong” – a weekly show on Business Radio powered by The Wharton School on Sirius/XM Radio Channel 111.
Sharon will be on at 1:00 p.m. PST (4 p.m. EST) today talking about customer service successes and other positives at Sun Health Senior Living’s three Life Care Communities: Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, La Loma Village in Litchfield Park and The Colonnade in Surprise!
If you have Sirius/XM, you can listen live on Channel 111. You can also hear the show live or archived for 30 days on www.siriusxm.com.
A free, 30-day trial online subscription is available with no credit card required. Just click on www.siriusxm.com/freetrial to sign up. The trial will allow non-subscribers to listen live online at SiriusXM.com and via the SiriusXM free mobile app. Business Radio is in the Talk and Entertainment section of the site. Please feel free to pass it along to any colleagues, followers, friends, etc.
Once you have the trial or an online subscription:
Go to SiriusXM.com and sign in
Click ‘Listen Online’ in top right corner
Click ‘Shows On-Demand’
Then search for the show by name – When Things Go Wrong
A breath of fresh air just blew into the Grandview Care Center… and her name is Penny Jacobs. As the new administrator of the center, her competency is obvious from the very first conversation and she is clearly excited about this new phase of her career.
Penny’s first day was August 25th.
“I’m proud to be part of such a wonderful, strong team.
After seeing the incredible things Sun Health has done with the Grandview Care Center, their other properties and the surrounding community – not to mention the numerous awards and accolades they’ve earned – I was over the moon to be offered the position.
I was welcomed with open arms and phenomenal acceptance, and have a deep appreciation for the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. No wonder patients love it.”
Licensed as a health care administrator in Arizona, Nebraska and Iowa, Penny comes to Sun Health from a small community nursing home in Nebraska. Having moved away from Arizona for sixteen months, she’s happy to be living in the Valley once again.
In case you missed this month’s issue of Healthy U – we have some wonderful classes coming up. Take a few minutes to scan over the calendar and see what pique’s your interest. We hope to see you at one (or more)!
In case you’ve missed the hoopla, today marks the one-month countdown for purchasing tickets to win a golf dream trip to Pebble Beach.
Once all three hundred are gone, there are no more!
Benefiting Sun Health Foundation’s Memory Care Navigator program – a free support program for those impacted by dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss – the winning player and a friend will enjoy fifty-four holes of golf over three days at the Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill golf courses.
The winning package includes participation in the December 10-14, 2014 Lexus Champions For Charity Golf Tournament, meals, golf carts, a tee-prize package, greens fees, and transportation between local airports and the golf resorts for two people. You’ll also receive a fantastic teaching clinic by a top PGA player! (Airfare to/from California and accommodations are not included.)
What is the value? At Pebble Beach alone – not including the other two courses and prize package benefits – greens fees are among the highest in the world, at $495 (see the rate sheet here.) The total prize package is valued at MORE THAN $4,000!
Watch this YouTube video for a tantalizing glimpse of the Spanish Bay course, deer and all. It’s stunning and you could be there this December.
Tickets for the drawing are $150 each or five for $550 (a savings of $200) and since only three hundred tickets are available, your odds are better than most drawings. Buy your ticket today!
A greater than 25 percent improvement in overall cancer detection rates – finding 40 percent more invasive cancers than conventional 2D mammography alone
Better visualization of masses, distortions and asymmetric densities
A significant reduction (up to 40 percent) in false-positive readings
Lower dose and faster testing, resulting in less exposure and greater comfort
With one of the new 3D Mammography units are (L-R) Nancy Horskey, breast cancer survivor; Barbara McGeeney, radiology technologist (mammographer); and Claudine Shelley, nurse and certified breast patient navigator in imaging and cancer care.
Sun Health Chief Operating Officer Sharon Grambow was recently recognized as a top leader in “Who’s Who in Business 2014,” a special online publication of Republic Media, highlighting the top 10 Arizona companies in 50 business categories, including senior living.
The publication named Grandview Terrace as one of the “top 10 Arizona assisted living facilities” and Sharon as one of the top executives working in the state’s senior living market.
She derives most of her job satisfaction from getting to know residents. In the publication, she’s quoted as saying: “The residents are definitely what I love the most about my work. Coming to work every day and knowing I’m truly making a difference in the lives of people is really fulfilling.”
She added that residents often express their gratitude to her and other staff members. “I love that they often end up thinking of us as family.”
Representatives from the Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm working for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), visited Sun Health in June to learn what the Care Transitions team is doing to help Medicare beneficiaries make a smooth transition from hospital to home and to keep from being readmitted.
Studies show that 18-20% of Medicare
patients discharged from a hospital – approximately 2.6 million seniors – are readmitted within 30 days at a cost of over $26 billion every year. In contrast, Sun Health’s Care Transitions Program has been able to dramatically reduce hospital readmissions an average of 7% for its enrolled patients.
Today is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year, but it also marks the Alzheimer’s Association’s national awareness movement celebrating the strength of those facing Alzheimer’s disease.
“On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity.
Held on the summer solstice, June 21, 2014, this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.” ~ thelongestday.org
If you’d like to join the activities, head over to the Find A Team page to identify which of the 19 Arizona participants might be near you.
In recognition of the awareness day, we spoke to Marty Finley, M.Ed., who manages Sun Health Memory Care Navigator Program - a free service for those in the West Valley struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s or dementia.