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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Announces 2012 Awards for Excellence

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is pleased to announce the 2012 Award for Excellence honorees for providing quality care to their residents and patients.

From over twenty-two hundred candidates, 122 skilled and assisted living facilities, physicians, and hospitals in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana were selected for this annual award in recognition of their collaborative efforts to help determine in a timely manner home health- and hospice-appropriate patients in order to provide meaningful and helpful quality care while avoiding unnecessary rehospitalizations.

“It’s important to recognize these partners who are committed to their residents’ and their patients’ best interests,” said Great Lakes Caring Chief Executive Officer William Deary. “This is the fifth year Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice has recognized outstanding partners for their excellence and dedication in providing quality care.”

Each honoree and its dedicated team were chosen from over a 2,200 facilities, physicians and hospitals around the state for three very important reasons:  1) the organization’s belief in the importance of good communication between Great Lakes Caring and the honoree’s staff; 2) for keeping in mind the needs of their patients or residents and the importance of making timely referrals; and 3) for their support and understanding of the importance of collaborative care when a patient is need of home health or hospice care. 

This is the fifth year Great Lakes Caring Home Health and hospice has presented this award; no more than a total of 400 facilities or individuals have been chosen to date.


Aberdeen Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Trenton); All American Physicians (Waterford); Altercare of Big Rapids (Big Rapids); Applewood Nursing Center (Woodhaven); Bethany (Jackson); Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care (Okemos); Bortz on Green Lake (Orchard Lake); Bowman House ALF (Three Rivers); Brookhaven Medical Care Facility (Muskegon); Burcham Hills Center for Health & Rehabilitation (East Lansing); Cambrian Assisted Living (Tecumseh); Cambridge North (Clawson); Canterbury on the Lake (Waterford); Capital Area Health & Rehab (Lansing); Caretel Inn of Brighton (Brighton); Church of Christ Care Center (Clinton Township); Clare Bridge & Sterling House of Battle Creek (Battle Creek); Clare Bridge & Sterling House of Delta (Lansing); Country Living (Portland); Delta Retirement Center (Lansing); Dr. Channing Smith (Jackson); Dr. Daniel Harper (Dearborn Heights); Dr. Matt Rosenberg (Jackson); Dr. Robert Doane (Jackson); Dr. Stephen Arntz (Jackson); Dr. Tatiana Masyk (Adrian); DRS Services (Birmingham); Edgewood Retirement Center (Lansing); Fountain View of Coopersville (Coopersville); Fountain View of Monroe (Monroe); The Fountains at Franklin (Southfield); Fran’s Lean-On Me (Jackson); Friendship Village (Kalamazoo); Grand Court Adrian (Adrian); Green Acres (Lowell); Greenfield Rehab (Royal Oak); GreenLeaf Care Home (Jackson); Harbor Chase of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills); Hazel Findlay (St. Johns); Highland Alzheimer’s Care (Jackson); Holt Senior Care & Rehab Center (Holt); Jackson Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Jackson); Lakeside Vista (Holland); Laurels of Kent (Lowell); Laurels of Sandy Creek (Wayland); Lenawee Medical Care Facility (Adrian); Life Care Center of Plainwell (Plainwell); Lifehouse-Prestige Way (Holt); Lutheran Home (Monroe); Lynwood Manor (Adrian); Magnum Care of Adrian (Adrian); Magnum Health Care & Rehab Center of Hastings (Hastings); Marquette House (Westland); Marycrest Manor (Livonia); Medical Care Facility & Rehabilitation Center of Ingham Co. (Okemos); Medilodge of Howell (Howell)


Green Tree at Ft. Harrison (Indianapolis); Clearwater Commons (Indianapolis); Rosewalk at Lutherwoods (Indianapolis); Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab – Southwood (Terre Haute); Bethesda Gardens (Terre Haute); Springhill Village (Terre Haute); Royal Oaks Health Care & Rehabilitation (Terre Haute); Wyndmoor Retirement Community (Terre Haute); Terre Haute Regional Hospital (Terre Haute); Wabash Internal Medicine (Wabash); Eric Heathers, MD Family Practice (Kokomo); Colonial Oaks Health Care Center (Marion); St. Vincent Clay Hospital (Brazil); The Waters of Covington (Covington); Williamsport Nursing & Rehabilitation (Williamsport); Indiana Masonic Home (Franklin); Brownsburg Healthcare Center (Brownsburg); The Harrison Retirement Community (Indianapolis); Avon Health & Rehabilitation (Avon); Century Villa Healthcare (Greentown); Waterford Place Health Campus (Kokomo); Dr. Frank Johnson (Kokomo); and Friendship Haven Senior Apartments (Kokomo)


Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls (Cuyahoga Falls); Sumner on Ridgewood (Copley); Park Village Care Center (Dover); Astoria Skilled Nursing & Rehab (Canton); and Meadow Wind Health Care Center (Massillon)


Great Lakes Caring is one of the Midwest’s premier providers of a continuum of care, consisting of home health, palliative care, and hospice care, as well as home medical equipment. Our care services are delivered with an unparalleled level of quality by our exceptionally dedicated team of health care professionals to more than 6,000 patients across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Our intimate approach to caring for our patients, along with our relentless pursuit of advanced health care technologies and innovative care services, drives more than 2,000 loyal physicians to entrust their patients’ care to Great Lakes Caring.