Ascension Living Heritage Village Received Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

Ascension Living Heritage Village, a continuing care senior campus located at 901 North Entrance Avenue in Kankakee has received Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This award recognizes their commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and places the organization on Telligen’s Illinois 2022 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List. 

“Nursing homes that receive this award have demonstrated their commitment to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Sue Stefan, Telligen Executive Director, Federal Health Solutions. “We applaud the hard work of Ascension Living Heritage Village for ensuring that COVID-19 related policies, processes and ongoing staff education are in place and for taking the critical step to get their staff and residents vaccinated.”

Nursing homes on the recognition list have met criteria to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the safety of their residents and staff. This includes completing a COVID-19 preparedness attestation and achieving a staff COVID-19 vaccination rate of 95% or greater, a resident COVID-19 vaccination rate of 95% or greater and a resident booster rate of 90% or greater. 

“The health and safety of our residents, associates and visitors is a top priority at Ascension Living Heritage Village,” stated Robin Gifford, RN, Executive Director of Ascension Living Heritage Village. “Receiving an award related to our firm commitment to safety is a true honor.”

To learn more about Ascension Living Heritage Village, visit ascension.org/heritagevillage. The complete Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition list can be found at www.telligenqiconnect.com/blue-ribbon-in-covid-19-vigilance/

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About Ascension Living Heritage Village

Ascension Living Heritage Village offers a range of care, services and support options including independent living, assisted living, sheltered care, short-term rehabilitation as well as intermediate, respite and skilled nursing care. more information about Ascension Living Heritage Village, call 815-939-4506or visit ascension.org/heritagevillage.

Ascension (www.ascension.org)  is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2021, Ascension provided $2.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.