On Aug. 24, 2015, Life Care Centers of America presented Heritage Health Care Center in Globe, Arizona, with the Facility of the Year Award for its Southwest Division.


The award was presented during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognized the facility as the premier location in the division, which includes 23 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Arizona, California and Nevada.


Criteria for this award include excellent customer service, a strong activities department, an active volunteer program and involvement in the community.


Heritage Health Care Center, led by Executive Director Tim Summerhays, was praised for its cohesive and effective team, as well as its high involvement in the community. For example, associates are active in Rotary Club, the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and the local cancer walk.


The facility also sponsors several events for the community, including an Easter egg hunt, a Halloween party and a Christmas light parade.


“We congratulate Tim and his team of associates who, together, have developed such a strong facility,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “The residents and rehab patients at Heritage Health Care Center are the real winners as they benefit from the works of love performed by the team every day."