Victoria Care Center receives first Ensign Flag

John Gardner, Victoria Care Center and Christopher Christensen, Ensign Group were proud to receive the award. Photo by john Ferritto

Victoria Care Center has received their first Ensign Flag! The word “ensign” means a standard, banner or flag which represents the heart of the founders and all employees – that of dignifying long term care and bringing care and compassion to all of our residents and employees. They had a very impressive ceremony on June 9th, with beautifully displayed hors d’oeuvres, beverages and other refreshments all made in house. They have been providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to Ventura County residents for over 20 years. During the course of any one year, they will help over 1,000 residents return to their preferred living environment.

Each year, Ensign Group awards to a very limited number of its operations The Ensign Flag – this year less than 20 operations qualified for this very stringent and much sought-after award. The award criteria includes nine different categories where awardees much show excellent performance / outcomes all at the same time. Criteria includes clinical excellence, outstanding financial performance, highest ethical compliance, great employee satisfaction and culture, outstanding customer satisfaction and a commitment to be creative and innovative in addressing the ever-changing needs of the community and healthcare industry.

John Gardner, the Administrator at Victoria Care Center, said at their celebration, “This award is for and about our employees. I want to thank all the residents, past and present, and their families for the privilege of serving them and helping many thousands of people over the years.”

VCC is one of 250 different health care operations of the Ensign Group headquartered in Mission Viejo, CA. Christopher Christensen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ensign Group along with a handful of other dedicated healthcare leaders started the company almost 20 years ago with just a few facilities. The different operations include skilled nursing and rehab centers, assisted living centers, home health and hospice, mobile diagnostics and other health related services to include the Lexington Assisted Living as part of the VCC campus. Ensign has grown to over 33,000 employees in 14 states.

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