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Morning Pointe of Russell wins TEAM Award

RUSSELL, Ky. — Morning Pointe Senior Living and Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) presented its annual Top Facility Awards for 2015.

Morning Pointe of Russell won the TEAM Award-Together Everyone Achieves More.

The senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care community is led by Wanda Parker, executive director.

“Wanda and her team’s enthusiasm and skills along with their desire to deliver what the customer needs and wants makes Morning Pointe of Russell the TEAM Facility of the Year,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living and IHP.

The award was given during the company’s annual corporate Christmas Party at the Walden Club in downtown Chattanooga. The Top Facility Awards recognizes a senior living or Alzheimer’s memory care community across the southeast for outstanding customer service and dedication to residents and associates.

“I was both humbled and honored to get this award,” Parker said. “I’m forever thankful and blessed to be able to work with such a great team of people at Morning Pointe of Russell, this award is because of all of them.”

Located adjacent to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and just six miles from downtown Ashland in Russell, Kentucky, Morning Pointe of Russell is a state-of-the-art senior living community offering 38 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices. The facility also offers another 20 apartments in The Lantern Alzheimer’s memory care program, a separate, secure wing in the building.

“Wanda is a strong leader in Russell,” said Vital. “She is motivated to solve problems while delivering a high level of customer service. It has been a pleasure for me to watch her grow as one of the top executive directors of Morning Pointe Senior Living.”

Parker has held the position of executive director of Morning Pointe of Russell since July of 2012. She has also overseen the growth of Morning Pointe of Richmond, Kentucky. Wanda has worked in the healthcare field for more than 20 years. Morning Pointe of Russell was named Community of the Year in 2013.

“I love working in senior living. It’s all about the people you serve,” Parker said. When you have such a strong team, all motivated to help make people’s lives better, or their jobs easier, that’s where it really excites me.”