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Whatever It Takes And Then Some – January 2017 winners

Headband stock photo

Tamela Litner, transportation assistant at Rivergate Terrace in Riverview, Michigan, went out of her way for a resident the day after taking her to a doctor’s appointment. The patient had lost her hair due to chemotherapy and was concerned with her appearance. Litner brought in all kinds of colorful headbands to help the patient feel more pretty and feminine.

Stroke survivor and author connects with Rivergate Terrace

Left to right: Mitch Metzger, executive director at Rivergate Health Care Center; John Polturanus, Lakes Region vice president; Garrison; Amy Swalwell, executive director at Rivergate Terrace; and Zo Long, Northeast Division vice president

On July 13, 2016, Julia Fox Garrison, a stroke survivor and bestselling author, stood before a group of Life Care associates dressed in superhero capes to share her story.

It was the Lakes Region’s annual Rewarding Excellence banquet, with executive directors, certified nursing assistants and other associates from the company’s Ohio and Michigan buildings gathered to present awards and gain inspiration. The event had a superhero theme.

Rivergate Complex hosts celebration marking 25,000 residents

Amy Swalwell, executive director at Rivergate Terrace, with Mike Magnoni, regional director of clinical services

The town of Riverview, Michigan, has a population of around 13,000, and Rivergate Complex, a skilled nursing and rehab campus in town, has served almost double that number. 

On May 19, 2016, Rivergate Terrace and Rivergate Health Care Center, which together make up the Rivergate Complex, hosted a Celebration of Service in honor of having served more than 25,000 patients since the first building opened in 1971.