Thursday, April 19, 2018

Appreciating our Innovations Volunteers!

This week is National Volunteer Week, and Imagine! Innovations has two wonderful volunteers at our administrative building who we want to thank!

Christina and Beth have committed many hours per month over the last year, and their time and talents have made a real difference here at Innovations. The Innovations staff wanted to recognize their hard work, and did so by throwing them a little shindig complete with cake, gifts, and a giant poster filled with well-deserved “thank you's!”

A HUGE thank you to Christina and Beth for your help in volunteering at Innovations-- we appreciate all that you do!

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Are you interested in volunteering at Imagine!, or do you know someone who might be? Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities here at Imagine!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Super Hero of the Month for March!

Each month, Innovations presents the “Super Hero of the Month” award to the employee or provider who has best demonstrated excellence in one or more of our Innovations Quality Standards:
  • Health, Safety, and Wellbeing
  • Effective and Efficient
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Opportunities
  • Integrity
  • Care

This month, the award was presented to Matt Barnert, who is the Systems Architect for Innovations.

Matt was nominated by his coworkers, who wrote:

Matt is such a great resource to staff in so many areas.  Recently, a supervisor asked him to do a cross QA on one of her residents to help prepare for survey.  He obliged without hesitation.  I’ve often come to him with questions that I’m unsure about pertaining to regulations and he always chats with me to flesh out the issue, find a resolution, and is so thorough to make sure that we’ve thought about the situation from every angle.  He has such an upbeat attitude every day, and is always more than happy to help anyone in any way that he can.  I can’t imagine this place without him!

Matt’s support and expertise with Financials, Surveys, State status/info, Programmatic Documentation, MANE issues, Regulations, Policies/Procedures, etc. is more appreciated than I can say. It makes everyone in the office, sites, HHs and throughout Innovations feel supported and brings a comfort level to these areas that is essential to our success. We all feel in very good hands with Matt supporting these important areas of our program.

If you see Matt around, please congratulate him on being our Super Hero of the Month!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Imagine! Customer Service Award Winner!

Each month, Imagine! presents the Excellence in Customer Service award to an employee who embodies one or more of Imagine!'s Customer Service Values:
  1. We provide a culture of support that relies on respect, open and timely communication, and integrity.
  2. We achieve results through continual improvement and creativity.
  3. We actively engage in and promote community.
This month, the award was presented to Imagine! Innovations Site Supervisor Sarah Gumson, who works at our Foothills Group Home.

Sarah's nomination included the following praise:
Sarah is a kind, hardworking and empowering supervisor. She gives very specific feedback that gets right to the point, and is tailored to meet each staff member in a way that facilitates growth and a feeling of belonging. She created an appreciation board for all staff and residents to show love and appreciation for one another. Sarah loves and deeply respects all residents. She is creative, innovative, and always looking out for new ways to improve services for each resident. She is so passionate about this population that she writes all of her graduate school papers on how to best work with people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges. She somehow manages to be a grad student and a group home site supervisor, and she deserves recognition! 
Congratulations on this honor, Sarah! We're lucky to have you here at Imagine! Innovations. 😊