Karia Browning, Office Patient Coordinator, Gail Heitman RN, Program Director, Sarah Watkins MS, LPC

Community Hospital-Fairfax's Senior Life Solutions Named Finalist for 2016 Program of the Year

Community Hospital-Fairfax’s (CH-F) Senior Life Solutions (SLS) team including Gail Heitman RN, Program Director, Sarah Watkins MS, LPC and Karia Browning, Office Patient Coordinator was the recipient of an incredible honor last Thursday, March 3, 2017. Brian Shotwell, Regional Director for Senior Life Solutions, was on site to congratulate the team for being a finalist for the Senior Life Solutions 2016 Program of the Year. Senior Life Solutions has 42 programs nationwide and CH-F’s program finished in the top 5 in 2016.

Criteria for the Senior Life Solutions 2016 Program of the Year included being established within the community as a leader in geriatric health through highly effective community education, maintaining an exceptional relationship with the hospital leadership, consistently meeting or exceeding participation goals and meeting established Medicare and healthcare quality and compliance standards.

Leadership from Community Hospital-Fairfax was on hand to congratulate the team. Roger Steinkruger, CEO, explained how the Senior Life Solutions program has been very positive for the hospital, community and especially for the participants.

“It has been extremely rewarding to be in the community and hear stories of gratitude for this program and the incredible impact it has had. We feel that Senior Life Solutions meets a vital need in our community.”

Gail Heitman, Program Director feels grateful to be a part of this opportunity to serve seniors. She explains, “I feel so blessed to work with CH-F and our dedicated SLS team.  How gratifying it is to see the positive changes in the lives of the seniors we serve!”  

This summer, Senior Life Solutions will be celebrating again with a move to their own building on the campus of CH-F. A modular building will be moved onsite to better accommodate the current program and provide additional opportunities for growth.

Senior Life Solutions has been on campus at Community Hospital-Fairfax since January of 2016. The program is dedicated to addressing the emotional and behavior health of senior adults. For more information about this program, call (660) 686-2319.