SKLD Facilities Recognized for Commitment to Quality
September 10th 2020
SKLD New Lebanon and SKLD New Lexington facilities in Ohio are proud to receive the 2020 AHCA Bronze Commitment to Quality award. This award is the first step in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The award is based on the Baldridge Excellence Framework for healthcare. Congratulations, to SKLD New Lebanon facility administrator, Alyssa Carter,...
Passion and Positivity Go a Long Way at SKLD
June 2nd 2020
Three years ago Ryan Bokas would have laughed if you told him he’d be the transitional care liaison at SKLD’s Livonia branch. At the time, he was working in maintenance at SKLD and unsure of what career path he would take. Today, Ryan is working on the frontlines during one of the most challenging times...
Celebrating healthcare heroes this Nurse’s Week
May 5th 2020
If there was ever a week to celebrate nurses worldwide, this year’s National Nurse’s Week during COVID-19 is it. Nurses have been called to task throughout history, gaining renown from Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year in 2020 is the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, and in her honor...
Nurse reminds us all why we do this work
April 20th 2020
There are heroes who are standing out just by showing up to work each day in the midst of these trying months for healthcare workers around the world. Their courage to serve on the frontlines in the world’s largest health crisis in 100 years is saving lives. We at SKLD have been privileged to watch...
Recognizing women in leadership this International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day, Illuminate HC is proud to recognize some of the hard-working, determined women in leadership roles, whose contributions are invaluable to SKLD facilities. Although in nearly every industry women have made significant strides in achieving gender equality, society still has a long way to go. This is true even in the field...
10 Perfect Gifts for Nurses in 2019
December 19th 2019
How do you buy a gift for someone who cares for others as a living? Look no further than our list of best gifts for nurses in 2019. Bring a smile to the face healthcare worker you love with our top picks for the perfect gift this holiday season. Prescription Coffee Mug For some people, coffee...
1 key step to avoid employee burnout in skilled nursing
Working in skilled nursing can be so rewarding and oh-so-challenging all at the same time. Every job in the field requires so much teamwork for a workforce tasked with caring for residents’ urgent and frequent needs. Add to that a whole array of personalities from co-workers to residents, and a day can go from frustrating to rewarding...
Skilled Nursing: How to Avoid Burnout
Nursing is one of the most demanding jobs around, and sometimes the job can feel thankless as well. We asked our Michigan and Ohio skilled nursing facility heads of nursing how they personally avoid burnout on the job and how they encourage staff to stay focused and motivated. Rachel Gilbert, director of nursing at SKLD Ionia, offers...
Illuminate HC snares Innovator of the Year Gold Award in Tech competition
The research and development arm of Illuminate HC this year earned the Gold Award in the Innovator of the Year category in the Skilled Care track of the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards competition for its Illuminate Patient Response System. Our company, which is dedicated to creating technological solutions for healthcare, previously also won a Gold...
Working at Illuminate HC Inspires Leader to Think Differently
The first time Chelsea Rink proposed a few some out-of-the-box solutions for her facility to the new SKLD Muskegon owners, she received a resounding YES! As the facility administrator, she assumed it would be up to the Illuminate HC leadership to approve her plans. Instead she heard that she would be empowered as the “CEO”...