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January 9, 2020

For Immediate Release: 1/9/20

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – The Avamere Family of Companies (AFC) announced six strategic priorities in October 2018, entering a new era for the company.

Over the last year, the company has developed teams to lead these priorities and initiatives, set attainable goals, and have made impeccable progress in the last year.

Here are some of AFC’s 2019 accomplishments within their strategic priorities.

The People Priority is one of the key focuses of the six priorities. The Avamere Family of Companies is investing in its people to ensure everyone feels valued, respected, and supported in their professional growth.

Here are a few of the accomplishments under the People Priority:

  • Welcomed a Chief People Officer, Dale Fruehauf, to lead the People Priority
  • Participated in and sponsored the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising over $23,000 across AFC
  • Conducted an employee satisfaction survey; over 90% of employees who took the survey reported they feel AFC cares about the patient experience
  • Introduced OnShift Engage, an engaging platform where employees can report about their day and earn rewards for completing everyday tasks
  • Initiated the People Charter, a team to develop Avamere’s goals under the People Priority
  • Launched Team 150, a leadership development program, in December

The Quality Priority team developed a Nurse Practice Council, including nurses across the company. This team of qualified nurses analyzes issues from the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement results and makes recommendations on how the company should approach these situations.

Under the Growth & Development Priority, the team developed an investment committee to guide AFC’s growth opportunities and a capital strategy group to capitalize on potential growth and development opportunities. They also released a new tool for measuring performance, Balanced Scorecards, being rolled out throughout the company.

As part of the Continuum of Care Priority, Avamere is expanding its services in certain existing markets. The company welcomed Avamere at Mountain Ridge, an assisted living community in South Ogden, Utah, where it has home health and hospice services.

The Reimbursement Priority team had a successful year as AFC and the entire healthcare industry welcomed the Patient-Driven Payment Model, a move from volume to value-based care. AFC is embracing this transition by auditing current assessments to ensure therapists have the tools they need to achieve outstanding patient outcomes.

Under the Payer Priority, the team welcomed a Director of Payor Relations, Wade Bennett, and joined a quality post-acute care network, PACNet, to assist in negotiating rates within the post-acute network space.

These accomplishments are a select few of the tremendous achievements around AFC’s priorities. As the Avamere Family of Companies enters its 25th year of enhancing lives, the team continues their strong momentum in the strategic priorities. Keep up to date with AFC’s strategic priorities by following the company on social media or visiting avamere.com/blog.

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 19 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, please visit avamere.com.

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