BUTLER, Pennsylvania — The dedicated team at IntegraCare is accustomed to giving 100% while caring for its residents. Now, 100% has taken on a new meaning at IntegraCare’s 13 senior living communities in three states.
Newhaven Court at Clearview has attained a 100% COVID-19 vaccination rate among its team members and has earned a certificate of recognition signed by IntegraCare CEO Larry Rouvelas.
“We take the safety and well-being of our team and our residents very seriously,” said Rouvelas, who made IntegraCare a leader in the industry as among the first to make employee vaccinations mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are proud of our team for getting vaccinated to protect not only themselves but also our residents. IntegraCare is a great place to work, a great place to live, and now is a safer place for all.”
To ensure that team members and residents have access to vaccinations in the future, IntegraCare will work with Johnson Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., whose experienced pharmacists and technicians are leaders in the long-term care pharmacy model.
“Our continued focus is on vaccination of our staff and our residents as well as expanding visitation opportunities for our families and residents both inside and outside,” said Loriann Putzier, President and co-founder of IntegraCare.
Gary Renwick, Executive Operations Officer at Newhaven Court at Clearview, said the team had the residents’ health and safety in mind.
“As the Executive Operations Officer of Newhaven Court at Clearview, I am proud of our team for leading the charge on the fight against COVID-19,” Renwick said. “As front-line workers, it is exciting to be on the forefront of this initiative and being industry leaders in this regard. We believe the safety of our residents and the quality of life they regain from opening our doors to their loved ones is immeasurable. The vaccine is the first step in regaining some sense of normalcy and keeping our team, residents, and families safe.”