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Whatever It Takes And Then Some December 2017 winners

Whatever It Takes And Then Some

Nancy Moffatt, restorative certified nursing assistant at Rivergate Health Care Center in Riverview, Michigan, used her talents to make a resident happy. When a resident noticed another resident’s side pouch on her wheelchair, she told Moffatt she would really like one just like it....

Stroke survivor and author connects with Rivergate Health Care Center

Left to right: Mitch Metzger, executive director at Rivergate Health Care Center; John Polturanus, Lakes Region vice president; Garrison; Amy Swalwell, executive director at Rivergate Terrace; and Zo Long, Northeast Division vice president

On July 13, 2016, Julia Fox Garrison, a stroke survivor and bestselling author, stood before a group of Life Care associates dressed in superhero capes to share her story.

It was the Lakes Region’s annual Rewarding Excellence banquet, with executive directors, certified nursing assistants and other associates from the company’s Ohio and Michigan buildings gathered to present awards and gain inspiration. The event had a superhero theme.

Rivergate Complex celebrates 25,000 residents

Amy Swalwell, executive director at Rivergate Terrace, with Mike Magnoni, regional director of clinical services

The town of Riverview, Michigan, has a population of around 13,000, and Rivergate Complex, a skilled nursing and rehab campus in town, has served almost double that number. 

On May 19, 2016, Rivergate Health Care Center and Rivergate Terrace, which together make up the Rivergate Complex, hosted a Celebration of Service in honor of having served more than 25,000 patients since the first building opened in 1971.

September 2015 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Nate Kruk, a janitor at Rivergate Health Care Center in Riverview, Michigan, made a resident’s last few days peaceful. The resident was on hospice. In her declining condition, she reverted to her native language, Polish. An associate knew that Kruk spoke Polish fluently and asked if he could visit the resident and talk to her.

Rivergate HCC and Rivergate Terrace host Walk to Cure Arthritis

Participants smile for the camera during the Walk to Cure Arthritis.

On Aug. 22, 2015, Rivergate Health Care Center and Rivergate Terrace in Riverview, Michigan, hosted the Downriver Walk to Cure Arthritis, a nationwide signature event of the Arthritis Foundation.