Enlivant Employee Wins Argentum Hero Award 3rd Consecutive Year
May 4, 2017
CHICAGO, May 4, 2017 – Enlivant, a national senior living provider, is pleased to announce that Preston Place employee Patricia Gatewood was honored by Argentum with its 2017 Hero Award. The Hero Award honors outstanding senior living staff members across the nation. Chosen from tens of thousands of senior living community professionals, Gatewood is one of just six Heroes recognized by Argentum for exceptional excellence, caring and dedication to serving seniors. This is the third consecutive year Enlivant has had an employee recognized with this prestigious national honor.
“It was no surprise to anyone who knows Patricia that she would be awarded an Argentum Hero Award,” said Enlivant Chief Executive Officer Jack R. Callison, Jr. “The tremendous love she has for all of the residents makes her an extremely compassionate and caring worker.”
Patricia joined the Preston Place team in 2014 after moving in-laws into the community and loving it so much. Her genuineness, compassion, and strong worth ethic can make any resident feel comfortable, safe and secure. She is known to her coworkers as ‘mama’ because she cares about them as much as she does for the residents at Preston Place.
“The 2017 Argentum Heroes showcase the caring and committed service provided every day by professionals in senior living communities,” Argentum President & CEO James Balda said. “Because of the excellent support and caring spirit exhibited by individuals like Patricia, more seniors are able to experience life to the fullest.”
Gatewood and her fellow Heroes were honored May 3, 2017 at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville, TN.
“This award is a big honor. I never thought anything like this would happen to me,” said Gatewood. “Being there for my residents, listening to them, and having one-on-one time with the people I take care of brings me great joy.”
Enlivant will honor and celebrate Gatewood’s achievements by hosting a celebration on May 18, 2016 at Preston Place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The mayor of Sherman, Texas, David Plyler, plans to present a Mayoral Proclamation in Gatewood’s honor.
With a proud 35+ year history as pioneers in the assisted living industry, Enlivant and its subsidiaries operates more than 230 senior living communities, representing 11,000 apartment units across 27 states. At Enlivant, we are in the business of enriching lives through meaningful relationships and vibrant communities. The ultimate vision for our organization is to earn the right to be viewed as the nation’s most trusted senior living provider, by living our core values – Compassion, Humility, Integrity, Excellence and Fun. Our more than 7,000 employees are passionate about their individual role as part of a larger organization that places a premium on culture, values and teamwork. Sound "different"? That's because we are. For more information, please visit www.Enlivant.com.
Argentum, formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. Argentum’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit Argentum’s website at https://www.argentum.org.
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