ATLANTA, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PruittHealth, a Southeast regional leader in post-acute care, is partnering for the third year in a row with Second Wind Dreams®. The partnership will continue to further the organization's mission – improving the quality of life for older adults. Second Wind Dreams® is recognized as the nation's first organization dedicated to changing society's perception of aging by starting a cultural conversation and fulfilling individual elder dreams.
As part of the partnership, PruittHealth's 180 locations will participate in enhancing their patients' lives by recognizing and fulfilling their dreams through the Committed to Caring Challenge. All locations are encouraged to participate in this challenge, which allows patients at each facility to experience a dream they may not otherwise have been able to do, such as becoming a flight attendant or performing a skydive.
"We are extremely proud of our partnership with PruittHealth and their commitment to the Dreams Program," stated Second Wind Dreams Director of Community Relations Amy Safran. "Through their dedication, we have witnessed countless lives impacted as the bar for person-centered care is raised when an individual's dream is fulfilled."
"We are privileged to continue working with Second Wind Dreams® for the third year in a row," said Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman & CEO of PruittHealth. "Through this partnership, we have made and can continue to make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of our 24,000 patients. It is truly an inspiring program."
The PruittHealth Committed to Caring Challenge submission deadline is March 16, and three winners are selected and announced in early May each year.
About Second Wind Dreams
Founded in 1997 by geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, M.S., Second Wind Dreams is an internationally known non-profit focused exclusively on enhancing the quality of life for elders and changing society's perception of aging by making elder dreams come true and creating the patented educational program, The Virtual Dementia Tour®. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors that provides the guidance and support necessary for Second Wind Dreams to continue its mission and expand its impact. Financial support comes from individual contributions, memberships, eldercare industry associations, religious organizations, grants, corporate philanthropy, and revenue generated from the Virtual Dementia Tour. For more information, visit www.secondwind.org.
Since 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned organization committed to the care of patients in our communities. We provide a seamless network of post-acute care services and resources, offering skilled nursing care, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, and pharmacy/infusion services across the Southeast. Our organization is well known for its holistic model of care, as well as its proactive performance improvement programs, and its continuous commitment to caring and to quality. We serve communities across more than 170 provider locations throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The PruittHealth seamless care network ensures that on any given day, our 24,000 patients are cared for by PruittHealth's 16,000 employed partners. Our highly-trained staff and commitment to providing each patient and their family with the level of care and dignity we would expect for our own loved ones are why PruittHealth has remained a leader in healthcare for more than 45 years. For more information please visit: www.PruittHealth.com.