Positions that qualify are RN, LPN, CNA, Environmental Services Employees and Food Services Employees.
Those interested in the CNA position who are not already certified can choose a scholarship for training as part of the bonus.
Bonuses will be provided in two parts for most positions – at two months and at six months. The bonuses include $2,500 for RNs, $2,000 for LPNs, $1,500 (provided in three parts) or tuition assistance plus $500 for CNAs, $600 for Environmental Services employees, and $600 for Food Service employees.
“This is a great opportunity for people to start a new career making a meaningful impact while serving others,” said Matthew Cummings, director of operations for HLTC. “Working in long term care can be very rewarding.”
“He would come in the morning and leave in the evening,” said Helen Ionashku, administrator. “Since we are in quarantine, Mr. Lowery has not been able to visit his sweet heart, therefore he thought he would not be able to have any kind of celebration for their 70th anniversary.”
Mr. Lowery’s son, Kenny, emailed asking how his mom and dad could celebrate their anniversary.
Ionashku worked with Matthew Cummings, director of operations, and Lori Brown, director of Health Services, to come up with an idea. They decided to prepare a meal and set up two identical tables on each side of the glass window in the front of the facility so the couple could celebrate safely.
Ionashku brought the idea up to her staff. “One thing led to another, and we ended up making the day a big ‘Love always wins’ day for the couple,” Ionashku said.
Mary Sue Smith, Social Services, purchased an outfit and a veil for Mrs. Lowery. Gaye McKenzie, activities coordinator, gave Mrs. Lowery a makeover.
“This was absolutely amazing!” said Kenny Lowery. “It made my day. I’ll never be able to express how much my family appreciates the efforts of the Ridgewood staff in making this happen. Seventy years is quite a milestone!”
Ionashku said she is happy that the celebration came together. “This is a beautiful love story,” she said.
Hamilton Health Care System will hold a hiring event for Food Services, Environmental Services and Hamilton Long Term Care positions on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dalton Career Center, 1406 Chattanooga Ave., in Dalton.
Immediate openings are available for the following positions: chef, cook, certified nursing assistant, personal care assistant and registered nurse. Interviews will be conducted onsite. Additional positions are available as well.
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Hamilton Health Care System’s Long Term Care facilities, including Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation, Wood Dale Health and Rehabilitation, Ridgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation and Quinton Memorial Health and Rehabilitation, celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), which runs from May 12 to 18. The theme for this year’s national observance, “Live Soulfully,” celebrates skilled nursing centers, their residents and staff, by showcasing how they achieve happy minds and healthy souls. Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, NSNCW, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to acknowledge the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Quinton Memorial Health and Rehabilitation recently received a zero-deficiency rating in its annual recertification survey by the state of Georgia.
The zero-deficiency survey result means Quinton is in compliance with the rules and regulations that govern skilled nursing facilities set by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and that quality care is being provided.
Steve Fromm, Hamilton Long Term Care operations director, talked with one of the surveyors who said, “I have seen a lot of nursing homes over the years, and this is one I would be willing to recommend for my family and friends.”
The state average for deficiencies in Georgia is 4.4, and the national average is 6.5.
“This survey result is evidence of the excellent work that Dennis Stout (administrator), Tammy Wilson (director of nursing) and their entire team does on a regular basis!” said Fromm.