On July 25, 2016, Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver hosted an event dedicating a hallway in memory of an associate who passed away from cancer.
Liz Moreno worked for Life Care Centers of America, Hallmark Nursing Center’s parent company, for 12 years. She was a unit secretary at Hallmark when she was diagnosed, and it was a hallway on her unit that was renamed in her honor. She had served Hallmark for more than seven years.
Hallmark Nursing Center, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Denver, recently received the 2016 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.
Aug. 3, 2015, marked the 70th anniversary of the capture of the Japanese “hospital ship” Tachibana Maru, the only Japanese ship captured under sail by the U.S. Navy during World War II.
While quite a significant feat, the story of this capture went almost unnoticed by the media due to the bombing of Hiroshima shortly after. The care team at Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver, Colorado, had the privilege of meeting and caring for one of the unsung war heroes involved in the capture, Joseph Natale.