Nine Locations Receive Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

Blue Ribbon Award

Skilled Nursing Locations Recognized for Commitment to Prevention

In recognition of their dedication and commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19, nine Care Initiatives skilled nursing locations across Iowa have been recognized with Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This places each organization on Telligen’s Iowa 2023 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List.

The nine locations recognized include:

  • Corning Specialty Care
  • Correctionville Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park Specialty Care
  • New London Specialty Care
  • Northcrest Specialty Care
  • Southridge Specialty Care
  • State Center Specialty Care

“Nursing homes that receive this award have demonstrated their commitment to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Tracey Durns, Telligen’s Senior Director Quality Improvement. “We applaud the hard work of these nine Care Initiatives locations for ensuring that COVID-19 related policies, processes and ongoing staff education are in place and for taking the critical step to get their staff and residents vaccinated.”

Locations receiving the award have met criteria to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the safety of their residents and staff. This includes completing a COVID-19 preparedness attestation and achieving a staff up-to-date vaccination rate of at least 15% and a resident up-to-date vaccination rate of at least 70%.

“As the largest non-profit senior health care provider in the state, we take our jobs very seriously and are committed to providing high-quality care for our residents,” said Johanna Volm, Care Initiatives Vice President of Clinical Services. “We are honored and proud to have nine of our locations recognized. This demonstrates our passion and commitment to our residents and community.”