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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Highlandspring of Fort Thomas Wins Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities Award

Highlandspring of Fort Thomas Wins Back-to-Back Award


At a recent statewide quality awards banquet held at the Galt House, Highlandspring of Fort Thomas received awards and recognition by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) and the Kentucky Center for Assisted Living (KCAL) for outstanding care and quality.


“We are so proud of Highlandspring as a “back to back” award winner.  Highland spring and our Team Members are a valuable part of our community, this “Best of Kentucky” award recognizes their contributions and results.  We are so extremely blessed to have a Caregiver like Sarah Phelps caring for our patients,” said Carespring COO, John Muller.

John Muller. 
The Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation honorees were selected based on CMS star ratings of four or higher as well as high marks on satisfaction surveys of residents and families.  Highlandspring was among the Honorees.

Nursing Care Award - Sarah Phelps, a nurse at Highlandspring of Ft. Thomas was honored for nursing excellence, receiving the Nursing Care Award.  “Sarah is an outstanding clinician who has grown and developed.  She cares deeply for the patients she serves.  Highlandspring is so blessed to have her on the team and thankful Sarah embodies the ideals of a “career in care”,” said Muller.
More than 700 long-term care providers met during the annual meeting of the association, energized by general sessions challenging them with strategies to cope with stress on the job, hiring and retaining quality staff, and breakout sessions on a variety of issues facing long-term care providers. The Association honored 23 facilities with the Best of Kentucky - Nursing and Rehabilitation Award.  Sarah Phelps was among 9 honorees receiving the Nursing Care Award.


Established in 1954, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is the trade association that represents the proprietary and nonproprietary nursing facilities and personal care homes across the Commonwealth. Kentucky Center for Assisted Living (KCAL) was established in 2018.



Highlandspring is part of the Carespring family of facilities.  Carespring is one of the largest, regionally owned and managed health care providers in the Greater Cincinnati area, operating 13 facilities in Ohio and Kentucky. The company provides senior living, nursing care, rehabilitative care, respite care, Hospice and Alzheimer’s care. Carespring has received Top Workplaces Award in 2017, 2018 and again in 2019.


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