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Owen Hammond

A Child’s Perspective (COVID-19)

By | Culture, Uncategorized | No Comments

COVID-19 has affected the lives of millions of people across the globe, more so the families of those in healthcare. Kids are home, business are closed and each night healthcare workers come home exhausted and scared. They leave their shoes at the door, forgo hugs from kids and head directly to the shower to protect their own families from the current unseen and menacing danger. These moments and images will be imprinted in the minds of all of our families and loved ones for generations. There is nothing I can say or do to adequately express the pride, the gratitude and the love I have for everyone thrust into the front lines of this pandemic. I have reflected on this a great deal over the past few weeks, feeling frustrated and helpless in many ways.

This morning my wife sent me a picture that my youngest daughter painted for her online art class. My daughter was instructed to paint, with perspective, “a mural about important community figures.” This is what she painted.

All three of my children have spent numerous hours in nursing homes over the years, mingling with residents and befriending staff. As I look at this image, I can see through the eyes of a child a healthcare worker with a mask on to protect herself, smiling as she looks to serve the people in her facility. Even with the dark and gloomy outlook and uncertainty before us, there is a light brighter than any other caring for our loved ones. Thank you to each and every person that supports healthcare workers and those that put their own health and comfort aside in the pursuit of caring for others. Each of you are extraordinary examples of courage and commitment. You are an inspiration and a beacon of hope for future generations of healthcare workers. Thank you for being a Force For Good in protecting our families and loved ones, may you be blessed for all you do!

With all of the fear and misinformation out there, let’s all commit to “Sharing the Good” these talented healthcare workers do daily without complaint and without proper recognition for their sacrifices. We see you and we thank you!

New Sign at Shaw Mountain – More Progress to come

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The new sign has been installed at Shaw Mountain! Over the next 60 days you will see a lot more progress at Shaw as we continue to invest in our operations and equipment enhancing the patient and employee experience. There will be some new windows, landscaping, parking and other general enhancements, please excuse the dust. Grateful for all the hard work and dedication our staff put into their jobs, allowing us to Be a Force For Good!

 

Building our foundation at Cascadia Healthcare

By | Cascadia Healthcare, Culture, Nampa Development
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”
David Allan Coe

Building Our FoundationAs I walk the freshly constructed halls of our Transitional Care Facility in Nampa, I am reminded how important it is to ensure Cascadia is built with the strength to stand the test of time. Solid cultural, clinical and financial pillars from the beginning will ensure we have laid the groundwork to consistently be the company we want to be. We will continue to face challenges in the industry with regulation, reimbursement and attrition, and it is ever more apparent that our energy needs to be focused on sound and disciplined decisions strengthening the foundation of Cascadia.
Just over two years ago we started Cascadia Healthcare with a desire to build something unique and meaningful – something we could be proud of. In these two years we have grown through challenges, built amazing and meaningful partnerships, and expanded our footprint in the Northwest.  Every new opportunity has allowed us to be stronger and able to do more good. We look forward to continuing our growth with the addition of our Nampa Transitional Facility in the early Fall of 2017.

Cascadia Wants You! Now accepting applications for our Nampa New Build!

By | Cascadia Healthcare, Nampa Development

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

IMG_3574Things are looking great at our Nampa Site, Therapy gym is looking amazing and the 300 hall is almost ready to be painted.  We are still targeting an early September opening, we are starting to take application for all positions. Interviews will be in the next month or two, but we are actively starting to take your applications for all shifts and all positions.  This includes Administrator and Director of Nursing.  Please submit your resume on our Contact Page.

WE ARE HIRING

By | Cascadia Healthcare, Culture

We are always looking for honest hardworking people to join our team.  If you are looking to to make a change, or you are just interested in learning more about Cascadia Healthcare or one of our locations, please reach out on our contacts page or send us an email at info@cascadiahc.com.

Some of our Core Values

Family – We believe in building families at home, at work, and in our communities.
At Cascadia being a Force For Good starts with building strong foundations in all
parts of our lives.

Ownership – At our core we believe in ownership, owning the work you do, the
way you conduct business, give care, interact with staff, residents, and our community.

Responsibility – It is our duty to uphold our core values, provide excellent care,
interact with all people with kindness and professionalism, build a strong culture,
and to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Celebration – We believe in celebration- whether it is the life stories that our residents
continue to write or the small accomplishments our team does to enhance the lives of
the ones we are entrusted to serve, we passionately celebrate all of them.

Experience Driven -We believe in building a company guided and driven by developing
and nurturing meaningful and rich experiences in all areas of the company.

Welcome to the Cascadia Family!

By | Cascadia Healthcare

transition-2BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cascadia Healthcare, LLC today announced that it has acquired the operations of three Skilled Nursing Facilities. Libby Care of Cascadia, a 101-bed skilled nursing facility located in Libby, Montana, Coeur D’Alene Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia, a 117-bed skilled nursing facility located in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia, a 60-bed skilled nursing facility located in Orofino, Idaho.  Cascadia Healthcare, via wholly owned subsidiaries, has entered into a triple-net leasing arrangement for the Facilities with the real estate owner of the property. Cascadia has assumed operations effective January 1, 2017.

These acquisitions are expected to materially add to Cascadia’s cash flow, while offering significant potential for growth.

“We are excited about these strategic acquisitions that allow us to expand our growing footprint into the Northern Idaho and Western Montana markets, said Owen Hammond, Cascadia’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Hammond also noted that, “Cascadia is pleased that our disciplined growth plan allowed us the opportunity to acquire these Facilities and deliver on Cascadia’s commitment to being a Force for Good to our residents, Employees, and the communities that we serve.”

Doug Bodily, Cascadia’s Chief Operations Officer, added, “We have long enjoyed a great relationship with Idaho’s Department of Health and are enthusiastic to enter the Montana market with the intent to replicate that great relationship.”

In addition to these acquisitions, Cascadia continues its development of two state of the art 99-bed Transitional Care Facilities in Nampa and Boise, Idaho, with both expected to commence operations in the latter half of 2017.

About Cascadia Healthcare  Cascadia Healthcare is a growing post-acute healthcare company, based in Eagle, Idaho. Cascadia’s principals bring a deep understanding of healthcare operations at both the facility and regional levels, having worked in different capacities over many years at one of the nation’s most highly-respected publicly-traded post-acute care providers. www.cascadiahc.com