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Heritage Employee Wins New Car

By Abi Reinsch,
Heritage Crossings

Heritage Crossings of Geneva is part of Vetter Senior Living, a non-profit organization which provides services and living options for rehabilitation, independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Vetter’s has 24 locations in Nebraska, two in Iowa, two in Missouri, one in Kansas, and manages a care center in Wyoming. Vetter facilities are well known for the high quality of care that they provide, with each facility following the mission, “Dignity In Life.”
At the beginning of the year, Vetter Senior Living put out a challenge for all Vetter facilities. They wanted to see high retention rate and a low revolving door of employee’s, challenging facilities to hire and keep employees who believe and follow their mission, vision and values. They also wanted to see the elimination of agency work, which is when a company is hired to send in workers to help if a facility is short on staff.
Each facility was challenged with this, and if the facility met these goals, they would be put in a drawing. Vetter had two facilities at the end of the challenge put in for the drawing–Springfield, Mo., and Heritage Crossings in Geneva. Heritage was drawn. Once the facility was drawn, every Heritage team member was put into a drawing for a free car.

On August 19, team members from Vetter’s home office in Elkhorn came to Geneva, along with a brand new 2020 Toyota Corolla.
Heritage team members gathered outside on the hot morning to see who they would announce as the winner of this brand new car. Not only did Vetter give away a brand new car, they paid for all of the registration, tags and licensing. And the winner…Deb Tatro.
Deb has worked at Heritage Crossings in the Dietary department for 27 years. If you have joined us for “Community Coffee,” which is held every third Thursday of the month, chances are you have tasted one of Deb’s amazing homemade cinnamon rolls or kolaches.
Deb goes above and beyond to give back to residents and their families, whether it is baking extra kolaches for the kolache walk at the Family Carnival Picnic or baking extra for community raffle drawings. Deb is a wonderful example of the care we provide throughout Heritage. Our team couldn’t be happier for Deb.