CIMA Hospice and Jordan Health Services hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its opening at 921 Shiloh Road.
CIMA Hospice, in partnership with Jordan Health Services, cares for terminally ill patients while offering families a full spectrum of guidance and support.
“We are pleased to be able to offer the Tyler community and surrounding areas a full continuum of Home Care and Hospice services,” David Perez, president of CIMA Healthcare, said in a prepared statement. “We are committed to providing the highest level of compassionate end-of-life care to all families in this community.”
CIMA serves patients in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as patient's homes. Its core services include nursing care, medication, pain management and personal care needs, as well as speech, occupational and physical therapies. Amy Denning, RN, CHPN serves as administrator of the Tyler facility.
“We at Jordan Health Services are extremely pleased for our partners, CIMA Hospice of East Texas, to expand their services into Tyler,” Tim Conroy, vice president of business development for Jordan Health Services, said.
In 2011, CIMA Hospice and Jordan Health Services combined organizations to provide home care and hospice services to communities across Texas. Jordan's offices in Tyler, Longview and Palestine will work in partnership with CIMA Hospice to offer comprehensive end-of-life services and care.
“The mission of the Awards Program is to promote both the importance of ethical business practices and the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure our marketplace remains fair and honorable to everyone,” Mechele Agbayani Mills, president and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas, said in a prepared statement.
There were 20 companies nominated for the 2012 BBB Award for Excellence. They include: Anderson Custom Landscaping; AutoGlass Express; Bagley Tractor and Equipment; Custom Pool Designs; Design Center Signs; French Peas Flower Shop; Ganache; Jennings Scrap and Salvage Co.; Martinez, CPA; Proforma Horizon Total Source; Quality Air Conditioning; Sartain Lock and Safe; Stanley Steemer of East Texas; and Strategic Fulfillment Group.
For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Melissa Jones, director of administration, at 903-581-5888, ext. 109, or email@example.com.
Curt Smith, corporate director of ETMC Home Health, credited the staff with the agency's ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. ETMC Home Health is part of the ETMC Regional Healthcare System. Its nurses and aides visit homes in 40 East Texas counties.
The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corp., the leading provider of cross-continuum health care metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry's most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed at www.nationalresearch.com.
The 30-year-old park, which has 133 RV sites and 18 park model cabins, has a lineup of themed weekends and special events from Easter through Halloween. Don and Jan Tardy, who acquired the park in May, wanted to join Jellystone Park chain to expand their marketing reach, they said in a prepared statement.
“I like the concept of Jellystone Park and I want to emphasize the fact that we are a park that caters to families,” Tardy said, adding that Whispering Pines will officially join the Jellystone Park chain on Jan. 1.
Jellystone Parks offer fun family activities that include everything from crafts and games to “hey rides,” birthday parties with the bears and daily appearances by Yogi. The Tardys, who run the park with their adult children, Colt and Bree Perrin, offer family activities and amenities. They plan to make more improvements to the park in preparation for the upcoming camping season. Tardy said they are adding five more cabins and they have plans for other activities, including laser tag and a zip line, putting in a beach around their pond and add paddle boats. They also hope to eventually have a train, he said.
Whispering Pines has four large meeting rooms with separate kitchens to accommodate large groups. Other amenities include basketball, horseshoes, ping pong, shuffleboard and volleyball courts, a camp store and a poolside café.
Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, with 78 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada. Other Texas Jellystone Parks are in Burleson, Canyon Lake, Fredericksburg and Waller.
In honor of the company's appearance on “Be the Boss,” Jazzercise locations nationwide, including Jazzercise Tyler, will participate in contests on Jazzercise, Inc.'s Facebook and Twitter pages. The Jazzercise dance fitness program, founded in 1969, hosts a network of 7,800 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries. For class schedules and information, contact Jazzercise Tyler at 903-285-7525 or http://jcls.jazzercise.com /facility/jazzercise-tyler-first-christian-church.