Friday, September 21, 2018

Innovations and the Imagine! Leadership Development Group for 2018-19

Our first company value here at Imagine! is that "our workforce is our number one asset."  That means we do our best to support our employees, and give them opportunities to learn and grow.  Each year, several exceptional employees are selected to be a part of the Imagine! Leadership Development Group.  The purpose of this group is to help develop the knowledge and skills of up-and-coming leaders here at Imagine!.  This year, one of the participants selected is Innovations Group Home Site Supervisor Paula McCormick!

If you see Paula around, please congratulate her on this prestigious honor!


Click here to read CEO Mark Emery's post on this year's Leadership Development Group.

You can also watch the short video below to learn more about Imagine!’s Leadership Development Group.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Super Hero of the Month for August, 2018

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 Kent Vogel, who is a Primary Residential Counselor at the Foothills Group Home.

Kent was nominated by his supervisor, who wrote:

Kent is passionate about his work with the residents at Foothill,s and has outstanding work ethic. He works so efficiently that he often picks up extra tasks to help out his coworkers. A shift with Kent always seems to run smoothly. While the Residential Assistant Site Supervisor and the Site Supervisor were both on vacation, Kent stepped up and helped complete additional responsibilities to help the house. He made the weekly menus and ordered the groceries, which really helped the house and other staff. Kent always has a friendly attitude while at work, and enjoys helping the team strive. His presence is much appreciated by both the staff and residents.

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

Wednesday, September 5, 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 Chelsea O'Day, who is the Residential Assistant Site Supervisor at our Foothills Group Home.

Chelsea's nomination included the following praise:
Chelsea has developed genuine friendships with the residents at Imagine!’s Foothills Group Home. When she walks through the door, it brightens their day. Chelsea has been practicing a Johnny Cash song with one of the residents for a long time. She helped him learn the lyrics and then brought in her personal recording equipment to record him singing. She provided background music with her ukulele. Check it out below.

Congratulations on this honor, Chelsea! We're lucky to have you here at Imagine! Innovations. 😊