McCormick's Creek in the News

McCormick's Creek Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Observes “National Wear Red Day”

Skilled Nursing Facility Kicks Off Month Dedicated to Cardiovascular Health Awareness

Feb 22, 2023
Staff in red

The staff at McCormick's Creek Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, an 87-bed subacute and skilled nursing facility, showed its support in the fight against heart disease by donning red attire on National Wear Red Day, observed on Friday, February 3. The initiative is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to spread heart health awareness.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and largely preventable. To help reduce this toll, February is also American Heart Month, a time for the entire community to focus on improving cardiovascular health.

McCormick's Creek is observing both National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month. “We are focused on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle,” said the facility's Administrator, Sara Hatfield. “To help raise awareness, the staff has planned activities for residents focused on a Go Red Theme. As part of the effort, healthy meals and snack options are offered.”

McCormick's Creek is also encouraging staff to participate in a Jeans Day fundraiser. On Fridays in February, the staff has the option of donating $1 to wear jeans to work. All of the proceeds are donated to the American Heart Association.

Effects of Heart Disease on Women

Heart disease affects women differently than men, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Factors that can raise women's risk of coronary heart disease more than that of men include:

  • Diabetes
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol
  • Mild to moderate high blood pressure
  • Smoking

McCormick's Creek and Owen Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Centers Held Joint Coat Drive for Kids and Adults in Need

Skilled Nursing Facility Soliciting New and Used Kids' Coats for Three Local Youth Organizations

December 21, 2022

McCormick's Creek Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and Owen Valley Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, skilled nursing facilities in Spencer, Ind., just completed their first annual kids and adults coat drive.

“The skilled nursing facilities partnered with other healthcare companies in the region to collect nearly 100 coats. The participating partners included, Amedysis Home Health, Elara Caring Home Health, IU Hospice & Hospice House, Kindred Hospice, Select Home Health, and SouthernCare Hospice.

The organizations receiving the coats - Head Start, New Beginnings, Middleway House, and the Wheeler Mission - will provide them to youngsters and adults in their networks with who are in need of jackets, snowsuits, and other cold-weather clothing.

“Holding this coat drive is very much in keeping with our commitment to be a good community neighbor,” said Sara Mitchell, McCormick's Creek administrator. “We know that by distributing these coats to local children and adults in need, our community partners play an active role in helping local children, adults, and their families.”

“This is another way we fulfill our mission,” said Michelle Russell, Owen Valley administrator. “Our commitment is to provide genuine hometown care while becoming a vital partner in the community.”

Coat Drive Photo

Left to right, back row: Michelle Russell of Owen Valley Rehab, Jaimie Benales of Select Home Health, Natalie Holden of IU Hospice, Jennifer Schnurpel of Owen Valley Rehab, Crystal Swinehart of Head Start, and Tiffany Ardnt of SouthernCare Hospice. Left to right, front row: Hallie Collier of Heart to Heart Hospice, and Julie Seaford of McCormick's Creek Rehab.

McCormick's Creek and Owen Valley host a variety of yearly events to benefit the community. Past events have included Easter egg hunts and visits from the Easter Bunny, Halloween trunk or treats, and drive-through holiday lights and decorations.