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Rehab Administrator Earns ‘Fast Start’ Feature

Since Ashley Daggett transitioned to rehabilitation administrator at St. John’s in January 2018, her expertise has sparked many positive improvements to the department.  Her unique career history and the success she has enjoyed in her current role earned Ashley recognition as this week’s Rochester Business Journal “Fast Start” professional. The RBJ article notes that the…

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National Column Highlights Successful St. John’s Recruitment Practices

Recruiting and retaining talent has always been a challenging aspect of running a successful long-term care community. St. John’s Human Resources Operations Manager Dean Moore recently shared his insights with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on how the organization has changed approaches to better cultivate outstanding employees and create a culture that motivates them to remain…

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Charlie Runyon is a CEO You Should Know

When his father took a job as an accountant at a Central New York nursing home, a young Charlie Runyon was told that he would be joining dad at work. At first, Charlie was not too enthused with the idea of a summer job where he had to be indoors wearing a tie instead of…

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Virtual Reality Program Helps Promote Empathy and Better Care

St. John’s is in the midst of a push to employ the latest technology to ensure that residents receive the best possible living experience. One of these programs was recently highlighted in the local media as a way to assist those providing direct care for residents living with progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Embodied…

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W.I.S.E. Partnership with Harley School in the News

A great intergenerational program connecting local sixth grade students and independent living residents from St. John’s was recently highlighted in the local news. W.I.S.E. (Working Together: Student/Senior Intergenerational Exchange) started at the Harley School in Brighton this fall. St. John’s residents have enjoyed travelling to the school each Tuesday afternoon to interact with students and…

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St. John’s Highlights National Nurses Week

May 6- 12 is designated as National Nurses Week to highlight and recognize the important profession of nursing. Nurses provide an imperative role at St. John’s with our residents and other staff members. Recognizing both our residents who are former nurses and our nursing department, we packed a full week of events for relaxation and…

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St. John’s Social Worker’s Fast Start Earns Headlines

Page 2 of this week’s Rochester Business Journal features the story of St. John’s Social Work Clinical Coordinator Danielle Guillemette. Danielle– who has been with St. John’s for two years– was chosen as a “Fast Start” young professional. The article details her unique path after graduating from Roberts Wesleyan College. Danielle’s professional career began with…

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Veterans Program with St. John’s Connections Featured Nationally

“I was drafted at age 18 in 1944. When I got the draft notice, I had to report to Madison Square Garden.” Harold Schwartz– resident at St. John’s Meadows– certainly fit the profile of an ideal participant in Dialogues on War, a program that took shape in 2018 featuring St. John’s Fisher College students leading…

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St. John’s Celebrates Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month. The designation was formalized in 1984 as “an opportunity for social workers around the world and their supporters to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession,” according to the National Association of Social Workers. Social work professionals have always played a critical role in the…

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The Beat Carries On: Now We Drum Group Garners Media

What once started out as a small percussion ensemble in 2016 is now garnering the attention of not only numerous residents and family members, but also local media. Led by therapeutic recreation specialists, Ed Keegan and Alicia Montalvo, the group is known as Now We Drum! and has consistently grown throughout the years. Every Friday…

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