Year in Review 2018 Avamere

December 19, 2018

As 2018 ends, we reflect on the great accomplishments within the Avamere Family of Companies. Here are a few of this year’s wins.

Avamere Family of Companies

We’re breaking down the silos! In November we announced our strategic plan to bring together the companies that make up our Family of Companies. As part of this change, we created six key priorities for the next three years and restructured our leadership teams.

“This is an exciting time for the Avamere Family of Companies,” states CEO Rick Miller. “With this new organizational structure, our company will be able to more effectively uphold our mission, core values, quality initiatives, growth, our level of care, and social responsibility.”

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Avamere Living

Welcomed 15 new communities

Avamere Living Community-Based Care welcomed 15 new communities this year, spanning Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, and Washington.

Received quality awards

Four communities received the Bronze Quality Award from the American Health Care Association: Avamere Rehabilitation of King City, Avamere at Waterford Assisted Living, Laurelhurst Village Rehab Center, and The Terrace at Laurelhurst Village.

Several of our communities received basic and advanced Quality Assurance & Performance Accreditation:

  • Avamere Rehabilitation of Beaverton (basic)
  • Avamere Rehabilitation of Clackamas (advanced)
  • Avamere Rehabilitation of Eugene (advanced)


Received Excellence in Resident Safety Award

Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City and Avamere Twin Oaks of Sweet Home received the Excellence in Resident Safety Award for being the top 25th percentile in Oregon for anti-psychotic usage reduction.

Health Insight also recognized Avamere Rehabilitation of Beaverton for maintaining a Quality Measure composite score of six or lower.

Congratulations to all of our communities that received awards this year!

Employees recognized by the Oregon Health Care Association

OHCA presented awards to three Avamere Living employees this year.

Marcus Roshak, Administrator at Avamere Crestview of Portland, received Administrator of the Year for skilled nursing.

Isabella Pagano, Director of Community Relations at Avamere at Cascadia Village, received the Above & Beyond Award.

Sherri Pullen, Dietary Services Manager at Avamere at Sandy, received the Leadership Award.

Participated in the Alzheimer’s Walk

Avamere Living participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s again this year, raising a grand total of $9,808. Our Portland teams had the second largest group in the walk and won second place in fundraising with a total of $8,630. The walks in Oregon and Southwest Washington made history by having the association’s first-ever million-dollar walk season since their beginnings 27 years ago.

We had 34 teams participate:

  • 1 team in Roseburg, OR
  • 1 team in Vancouver, WA
  • 3 teams in Eugene, OR
  • 5 teams in Medford, OR
  • 24 teams in Portland, OR

While the walks take place between August and October, people can raise funds all year long. These funds are used to support Alzheimer’s programs and services in local communities as well as support research to finding a cure.

The association is always looking for volunteers to help plan and run the events. Visit their website to find out more.

Thank you to all our team members for participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in your local communities!

Ovation by Avamere

Ovation by Avamere, a development of large retirement and assisted living communities, is a new division of the Avamere Family of Companies. The first groundbreakings took place this Fall in Omaha, Nebraska and St. George, Utah. Nicolette Merino, who previously led Avamere Living CBC operations, is the Division President of Ovation.

Thank you to all our wonderful team members

2018 was a great year for the Avamere Family of Companies. Visit Infinity Rehab and Signature Healthcare at Home to find out the amazing thing the rest of our team accomplished this year. We look forward to the great things our team will achieve in 2019!

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