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A Child’s Perspective (COVID-19)

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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!

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.

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.

Great Partnerships are the Secret Sauce!

By | Cascadia Healthcare, Culture

Thank you to all of our partners!

 

When we started Cascadia in 2015, we knew that one of the most important things we could do to ensure our success would be to partner with people that shared our values and commitment to the same core principles that we do. This is not an easy task, as there are many potential partners out there that are great at what they do. We sought to partner with people that not only do great work, but those companies that were interested in building long-lasting real and personal relationships. These relationships are rare, and if you are lucky, you might come across only a few partnerships that demonstrate this trait in your career.

This past year has been a whirlwind of activity full of anxiety, hope, and a sincere appreciation for these remarkable partnerships. As big as this industry appears from the outside, the Healthcare Industry is a small and intimate group of caretakers, service providers, and talented leaders. I believe there is a shared bond among all those that choose to serve in this delicate and often challenging industry. The common thread that weaves us together is that of selfless service. It can be seen directly with our residents and patients, our staff, or in other ways within the communities that we serve. We are all dedicated to this industry and the longevity of each of the crafts that we practice.

Not every company is perfect. Execution can be tricky and there are many variables that can hinder our ability to do more. Acknowledging not every company is perfect, including our own, I wanted to specifically thank a few partnerships out of the many that have helped us in extraordinary ways this past year.

Each of these partners have shown the unique strength to personalize their services for Cascadia in a real and meaningful way specific to our needs in 2016.

We are immensely grateful for your leadership, support, and partnership as we continue to grow our company. Thank you from everyone at Cascadia!

Cascadia Home Office Fun – Experiencing the joy of the season!

By | Cascadia Healthcare, Culture
Be a Force for Good

Cascadia Healthcare – Experience Driven

What a treat to spend the afternoon with all the talented people that support Cascadia Healthcare from our home office. We believe in building an “Experience Driven” company guided by developing and nurturing meaningful and rich experiences. There is no better way to get to know people than breaking bread together and in this case MAKING bread together! Experiences and traditions weave the fabric of our culture ensuring our greatest capital, our people, feel connected, inspired and loved. Grateful for all the laughs, fun and memories forged at Sur La Table this past week with everyone at Cascadia’s Home Office.