To: All Vashon Islanders
From: Mike Schwartz, Executive Director
Subject: Vashon Community Care is now rated as a 5-Star Organization
As of January 2019, Vashon Community Care has been awarded a 5-Star rating.
VCC has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services, a Federal oversight agency. An experienced group of VCC leaders and dedicated staff have made significant improvements over the last year and achieved this awesome turnaround. As a result of the VCC Team’s diligent efforts, VCC has increased its level of quality care and compliance with Federal standards, and through these efforts achieved a 5-Star rating.
Over the last year, since VCC affiliated with Transforming Age, a strong Team has been developed at VCC. The addition of our Director of Nursing Jeb Korzilius and Assisted Living Manager Krystal Willingham, among other key team members, has made a positive and direct impact on resident care and customer service.
VCC has also made many improvements to the workplace and staff benefits. In addition to the improved health plan benefit and reduced insurance costs that the VCC team gained a year ago, we have added at 403b retirement plan opportunity for our staff in 2019. This is a benefit that is vital to staff recruitment and retention in the challenging workforce shortage we are facing today.
As Executive Director, my goals for VCC are to maintain our 5-Star rating, continue to develop strong leadership and maintain VCC as a vital resource for the Vashon Community; including Assisted Living and Post-hospitalization Care and Rehab for Islanders.
VCC has an incredible history; started by Islanders caring for Islanders and supported by the Vashon Community for the past 90 years. We are going to continuing to accomplish this tradition and also continue to improve the care VCC provides in every way we can.
Thank you to all Islanders that have given their time and resources to support the mission of VCC over the years. After a year of focused, diligent work VCC has achieved another major milestone. Having now achieved a 5-Star rating, the VCC Team is looking forward to increasing our opportunities to connect and re-connect with the Vashon Community. VCC needs the support of Vashon Islanders now as much as ever before.
Mike Schwartz, NHA