Team photo.

On Aug. 27, 2018, Life Care Centers of America presented Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver with the Facility of the Year Award for its Mountain States Division.


The award was presented during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognized the facility as the premier location in the division, which includes 30 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Hawaii.


Criteria for this award include excellent customer service, a strong activities department, an active volunteer program and involvement in the community.


Hallmark Nursing Center, led by Executive Director Kailey McNerney, was praised for its recent deficiency-free survey, as well as establishing a culture of mutual respect and patient-centered care.


Each year, the facility puts on a community fair in August and a trick-or-treating event in October for local children. It also partners with local organizations for activities, such as one local church that brings infants to the facility from time to time for the residents to dote on. Columbine High School’s dancers and cheerleaders, as well as its choir, regularly perform at the building as well.


“We congratulate Kailey and her team of associates who, together, have developed such a strong facility,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “The residents and rehab patients at Hallmark Nursing Center are the real winners as they benefit from the works of love performed by the team every day.”