Providing Thought Leadership / October 8, 2018
BrightSpring Health Services, one the nation’s largest home and community-based health services providers, recently honored Sharon Cook, its longest-tenured caregiver, for 39 years of service and dedication to the organization’s mission to help people live their best lives.
The company celebrated Sharon as its longest-tenured caregiver out of its 35,000-caregiver workforce during the month of September as part of The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) caregiver celebration. Sharon was invited to BrightSpring’s corporate headquarters and honored with a day of appreciation. She was invited to have lunch with the company’s top leadership. After lunch, she was invited to a party attended by the company’s 500 corporate employees to celebrate her accomplishment for the company’s Community Living Services line of business that provides support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability. Many of the individuals under her care have been with her for nearly 39 years.
Cook received a prestigious new award, the BrightSpring Health Services “Summit Award.” She is the first person to receive the new award that is given only to employees who exemplify the organization’s LEGACY values for extraordinary work or service.
“Sharon leaves a lasting impression and a lifelong legacy,” said Sonny Terrill, chief of human resources. “Through her selfless dedication and commitment to creating the very best environment for people in need of assistance, we celebrate her servant-leadership and amazing attentiveness to the people she supports, many of whom have a relationship that spans more than 30 years. We are so proud of the example Sharon sets for others who care for people, and we are always looking for employees who have the kind of passion she has for others.”
BrightSpring Health Services is the new name for Kentucky-based ResCare, the parent company of a family of brands and services that provides both clinical and nonclinical habilitative care services for people of all ages and health and skill levels, across home and community settings. BrightSpring is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. Its primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ more than 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to more than 2 million people annually.
BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging and high-cost populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, we have been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – providing home and community-based health services to complex populations and helping people live their best life.
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