The second annual GOlympics was held late last month on the patio at Someren Glen to celebrate quality improvement initiatives throughout the legacy communities of Clermont Park, Someren Glen and Holly Creek.

Twenty-six projects were entered into the competition among eight different categories that included Most Impactful to Residents, Most Improvement Shown, Risk Reduction and Most Creative.

Three years ago, CLC started a quality improvement movement called “GO CARTS,” which stands for “Growth Opportunity- Creative Attitudes Resulting in Team Success.” The GO CARTS continue to help team members and communities make improvements, using a proven quality improvement methodology.

To encourage participation in the movement and recognize team members for the work done in various areas, Susan Grayson, Director of Clinical Quality and Compliance, created the GOlympics games event.

“The CLC mission inspires us to enrich lives and one way to do this is by continuously improving our services and care,” said Grayson. “The GOlympic games highlights just a few of the many ways we make the residents and associates lives better one step at a time.”

This year’s entries were judged by CLC CEO Terry Rogers, CLC medical director Dr. Larry Plunkett and Holly Creek resident Dave Vitale. Top prizes went to the following team members:  the Clermont Park Assisted Living team for incorporating resident artwork on menus; the Suites at Clermont Park nursing team for improvements to 48-hour care plans and the nursing team at the Suites at Someren Glen for developing a plan to improve the timeliness of answering call lights.

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