First Nursing Home in the World to be part of the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations

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Louisville, Kentucky’s Nazareth Home becomes the first nursing home in the world to be accepted as a member of the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations Seattle, Washington USA Tuesday, 05 March 2013

The International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations announced today that Nazareth Home — a long-term care facility in Louisville, Kentucky USA — is the first nursing home in the world to be accepted as an organizational member of the Working Group. Nazareth Home has met the Working Group membership requirements and strives to embody the seven values of the Working Group: compassionate action, effectiveness, connection, wisdom, integrity, responsiveness, and responsibility. Nazareth Home is a 168 bed long-term care and rehabilitation center with specialty programs for short-term rehabilitation, memory care, and skilled and long-term nursing care. Nazareth Home’s acceptance as a Working Group organizational member is an acknowledgement of the facility’s proactive “person-centered” approach to care. Their membership sets a high standard for other nonprofit organizations throughout the world who are applying for membership in the Working Group. “When I met with the leadership of Nazareth Home, it was clear to me that they were deeply committed “When I met with the leadership of Nazareth Home, it was clear to me that they were deeply committed to compassion as a key organizational value. They truly care about those residing in their facility, have a high degree of professional excellence, and are actively involved in supporting the community,” said Ari Cowan, Chair of the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations. “They are a model for other nursing homes throughout the world.”