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Celebrating National Nurse Practitioner’s Week: Your Partner in Health, the Nurse Practitioner

National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers. It is also a national week full of advocacy, public awareness and community outreach on the role of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and how consumers can seek NPs for quality patient-centered care. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses (RN) with advanced education and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses.  They provide some of the same services as physicians, maintain a close working relationship with physicians, and can serve as a patient’s primary health care provider. Signature is proud to offer Nurse Practitioner … Continue reading

Millcreek Home Health and Hospice Receives HealthInsight Quality Award

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Millcreek Home Health and Hospice, a member of Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care – is a proud recipient of the 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award. HealthInsight, a nonprofit, community-based health care collaborative working to improve health and health care for patients and providers, recognizes senior care providers who strive to improve the quality of life for seniors and their family members. “We are very proud of the entire team at Millcreek Home Health and Hospice,” says Bob Thomas, President of Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care. “They work very hard to provide seniors in the greater Salt Lake … Continue reading

XL Hospice Announces Company Name Change to Signature Hospice

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XL Hospice announced today that it will begin using Signature Hospice as its corporate name. In 2014, XL Hospice was purchased by Signature Hospice, a privately owned regional leader of hospice care for seniors throughout Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Through this purchase, XL Hospice aligned with Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care–a larger organization focused on quality care, service line development, and technological health care advancements. “Over the past year, XL Hospice has enjoyed a smooth onboarding and transition into a larger, regional post-acute provider,” says Bob Thomas, President of Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care. … Continue reading

Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care Acquires Access Home Care and Hospice

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Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care – a regional leader of home care and home health solutions for seniors throughout the Pacific Northwest – announced its purchase of Access Home Care – an established provider of home-based medical and rehabilitation services. The purchase follows Signature’s recent acquisitions of Millcreek Hospice and Home Health and XL Hospice. “We are very excited to welcome Access to the Signature family,” says Bob Thomas, PT, and President of Signature. “Access brings many years of home health and hospice experience and their commitment to patients and employees reflects our own mission which is to enhance … Continue reading

Signature Home Health of Bellingham Ranks #1 in Washington for Quality Patient Services

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Signature Home Health, a provider of home health, hospice, and home care services to Whatcom County, is ranked number one in the State for Quality Patient Services according to data collected by HealthInsight. The private, non-profit, community-based organization computed home health care rankings provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 62 home health agencies in Washington. Signature Home Health of Bellingham ranked the highest for Quality Patient Services across 22 quality measures. “To be considered the number one provider of Quality Patient Services by HealthInsight is wonderful recognition for the Bellingham Signature team and really speaks … Continue reading

Signature Elder Life and Health Carnival featured on 1120 KPNW-AM

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Our amazing intern at Signature Eugene, Katie Wright, was interviewed this morning on Wake Up Call with Holloway and Lundun, a morning news talk show on Eugene’s 1120 KPNW-AM. Katie spoke about the upcoming Signature Services Elder Life & Health Carnival, her passion for helping others and many other topics. Give it a listen and we’re looking forward to seeing each of you at the Carnival this Saturday! Click Play to listen to the full interview!

A closer look at the man behind the friendly waves at Avamere at Seaside

If you have traveled along U.S. Highway 101 in south Seaside any time during the past few months, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of Gary Lewis doing one of his favorite pastimes: Smiling and waving at passersby, or perhaps soliciting a honk from a fleeting truck. On dry days, the 69-year-old resident of Avamere at Seaside – formerly Necanicum Village Senior Living before its recent acquisition by the Avamere Family of Companies – frequents the sidewalk in front of the facility, trying to brighten the days of those he sees. [Read full article]