I was recently thinking back about my first year here at Glacier Hills and what makes this community so special. I realized almost immediately it is the result of the people that live and work here on our campus. The relationships and interactions of our colleagues with residents, family members, guests, and Board Members are developed through respect, love and caring for those we serve. Glacier Hills is a wonderful place because of those relationships and mostly because of our caring staff!
It is with great joy and excitement we are announcing two projects that will enhance our community for residents and colleagues. The first of the projects is the Child Development Center, which will provide colleagues with high quality child care and programming, and we are aiming to launch the Center in January 2019. The second project is a clinic space for staff from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Michigan Medicine to provide medical services to residents on the Glacier Hills campus. The clinic could be available as early as the end of the calendar year. We will face some funding gaps as we finalize these project budgets. The Glacier Hills Foundation recently launched the Healthy Generations Campaign to help raise the necessary funds. I hope you will join us in building for the future, ensuring we provide an extraordinary community for our residents, colleagues, and families.
There are many heroes in our midst here at Glacier Hills and it is so difficult picking one. In the current issue of Happenings we are highlighting Gail Pacurai as an example of someone who has worn many hats at Glacier Hills and for her dedication to our Assisted Living residents. Throughout this year at Glacier Hills, we will spotlighting some of our longstanding colleagues that really support the fabric of our culture. I hope you enjoy getting to know a few of the Glacier Hills shining stars!
Glacier Hills team members are devoted to meeting or exceeding the expectations of our guests and residents. I am proud of all the hard work that takes place on our campus and it is with this deep appreciation I want to thank all involved!
As I write this, there is still snow on the ground and in the trees. Being a huge baseball fan, I mark the beginning of Spring when the Detroit Tigers open this season at Comerica Park on March 29. I wish all of our residents, colleagues, families, and friends a winning season!