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Shady Oaks Healthcare named finalist for award

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Jan Thompson

Staff Writer

THAYER -- Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer was recently named as a finalist in the Primaris Nursing Home Quality Award competition.

According to Primaris CEO Richard Royer, there are many outstanding nursing homes in Missouri. "Shady Oaks stood out among the contenders for both the high quality of care they deliver and their continued dedication to high standards," he said.

Primaris is Missouri's federally designated Medicare Quality Improvement Organization.

Shady Oaks Director of Nursing Leigh Kincheloe said, "The Primaris award recognizes outstanding efforts to improve care for people with Medicare."

Kincheloe said the award recognizes Shady Oaks' professional dedication to improving quality healthcare.

"Shady Oaks is in the top seven of the 228 nursing homes in the state. This is quite an achievement for Shady Oaks," she said.

Kincheloe said the staff and Administrator Janie Walters had the opportunity to pick three clinic areas to advance in. "We chose pressure sores, pain and physical restraints. We are very proud of our staff at Shady Oaks. We maintain very high standards of care here and this is just one more thing we have done to help our residents and give back to the community," she said.

The final award winner will be announced sometime this month.

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