Lake City, IA: 2 Year’s Injury Free!

Shady Oaks Care Center, in Lake City, Iowa, recently reached two years injury free, which is 730 days, or 17,2250 hours without a single injury!

A celebration to honor Shady Oaks Care Center was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Vetter Senior Living provided a delicious meal of steak or chicken, bar-be-que’d to perfection. Team members from the Home Office in Elkhorn, Nebraska, drove up for the day to serve and celebrate with Shady Oaks.
The celebration kicked off with a presentation of a plaque honoring Shady Oaks for the accomplishment. Chief Operations Officer, Shari Terry presented the plaque and commemorated the Shady Oaks staff and Safety Committee for the achievement. Team members were also awarded “2-Year Injury Free” lapel pins. to recognize their personal commitment to the daily effort of creating, and sustaining, a safe work environment. It takes great teamwork from Shady Oaks staff members to provide continuous world class resident care for which Vetter Senior Living facilities are known for.
Safety Coordinator, Ed Remm commented about healthcare being one of the most dangerous professions when it comes to work place injuries. So, how do we keep our team members safe? Our Safety Committee has monthly meetings to review disaster drills, safety concerns, and new goals to implement for the future. The nursing department also works to keep their team members safe and free of injury by continually educating team members on the care of our residents. By our evolving our team and pursuing excellence in safety awareness, the Shady Oaks team is confident we will meet our 3 year injury free mark next in January of 2019!

Excellent Teams:  We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion and respect while skillfully performing their duties.

Submitted By:

Brittany Drew, Public Relations

Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City IA