Celebrating David Jones

Dear Mr. Jones, I wanted to thank you one more time for everything you did for me when we were in South Florida trying to discern where the Signature Revolution should relocate to - between Nashville, Orlando, and Louisville. It was a hard decision for me and our...

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Why we should celebrate Lee Iacocca this July 4th!

From the first time I saw a Ford Mustang I knew I found my car. I remember seeing it in my favorite movie scenes in “Bullet,” “Diamonds are Forever,” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” where I felt my first irrational urgency to someday get one. The emotional attachments...

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Please support Light the Night

There are many times in life where we are reminded there are no coincidences, and nothing is random. My wife, Sony’s, leadership role as chair of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night is one of those moments where it all makes sense. When Sony lost her...

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Our Last Dance with Dwyane Wade

Flying home from Miami with Ava, my 13-year-old daughter, from Dwyane Wade’s last home game as an NBA player, I had much more emotion than I expected.  The amazing memories, watching my kids growing up over the many Miami HEAT seasons, cheering our hearts out, the...

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What is a corporate reset?

When there is so much to say, so many aspects to write about on this topic, where do I begin?  I myself did not even know what the term “Corporate Reset” meant before surviving through one -- but I do now. The unraveling of the nursing home industry. The...

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Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The Great Commonwealth, Long ago  Poem written by Joe Steier and read at his induction into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Long ago, there was only one road to chose, I looked for a very different path But you had to be willing to lose,   Long ago, there was...

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Blog 67 – Returning to Scotland to try again!

Every golfer who can play a lick, dreams of visiting Golf’s Hallowed Grounds in Scotland where the magic of golf was created as the most honorable and noble sport (in my opinion). But, our first visit eight years ago was a brutal humble learning experience for the...

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My Christmas Miracle

From Joe Steier- There is nothing worse for any of us than putting our siblings into a long term facility knowing they most likely will never come back out. I, like many of you, have had both of my parents pass away inside a Signature Community in two very different...

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Visiting Normandy Beach for the first time

From the time when I was little, I enjoyed visiting cemeteries because they show "a deep reverence for life" that I needed to witness in the darkest parts of my own soul. Even today, I still make impromptu visits and make all my children go each patriotic holiday as a...

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What we can learn from Dr. Jay McGowan’s Legacy

First, I want to disclose that I am extremely biased about President McGowan. Personally, I am very blessed to be a Bellarmine alumni from the class of 1989, and I see the pride that my brother Ray has as a graduate several years before that. The dates matter because...

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What is an Intra-preneurship Pillar Anyway?

As I reflect back over the founding and formation of Signature HealthCARE with our amazing board in 2007, and the complicated, brutal healthcare environment that we work within today, I am constantly reminded why we have three foundational pillars in place – Learning,...

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Are New Year’s Resolution Rituals a Good Thing?

For as long I can remember, it has always been a Steier family tradition to write our New Year resolutions during New Year’s dinner because writing them out and saying them was a way to "claim them", which is our theory. For many years we would tape our lists on our...

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What I Learned From Jim King

The past week has been difficult for our city because one of its most influential leaders of the past few decades passed away. But for me, I also lost a great friend and mentor. My first contact with Mr. King was a phone call to tell me my CPEs were late for my CPA...

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Gulfport: Amazing Story

Rarely in our lifetimes do we get the chance to bring something back to life. We may ‘add to’ life as we contribute to our divine purpose. Maybe a few times we ‘co-create life,’ as parents. But to bring it back or restore it like Elijah, the great prophet, did in the...

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Becoming a CNA: A Pivotal Moment

Being a CNA is something we all should do to make us see the world through a new lens. I think about all the possible inflection points in life that really change how we view the world. My mind races through life events – getting your first paycheck, getting a degree,...

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Unveiling Our New Healthcare Tree Of Life

If you ever doubt the Kevin Bacon "six degrees of separation" theory, you just need to sit in a packed lobby in the coolest building in our city (known as Nucleus), and get ready to unveil the Health Enterprises Network Family Tree of Health-Related Companies. The...

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Bill Frist Takeaways

At this year’s NIC (National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry) Conference I was provided an opportunity to speak on a panel with Clint Malin, of LTC Properties REIT, on using market intelligence for predictive modeling purposes. Due to our...

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Could You Do It?

This past week, my family and I had a chance to spend some time with Aron Ralston when he came to town.Now, your first response might be, “Who?”But he is one of the most famous survivors in U.S. history because he was the young man who had to cut off his own arm with...

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Why Every City Needs Chicago’s 1871

I heard about the famed incubator named 1871 two dozen times over the past five years, but to work a full day at the location makes you rethink everything about organizational culture. We might have iHub in Louisville, but this is the real deal. Recently, I accepted a...

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Why The Revolution Matters

Last week, I had a magical day that let me touch the Signature Revolution up close and personal… Several years ago, a dilapidated old nursing facility with a poor reputation located in Portland, Tennessee, operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church that was attached...

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Being In The Lion’s Den

When we headed to Africa for a family safari, I had no idea what to really expect. Usually YPO International Events get rave reviews or is it just people defending their elaborate purchases? After a nearly 20-hour flight from Louisville, Ky. (the idea capital of the...

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Feeling The Impact Of Nelson Mandela Firsthand

When we booked our first trip to Africa, we never thought about Nelson Mandela’s potential passing or President Obama’s potential farewell visit. However, as the trip became very close, we realized tensions would be high because both events were possible during the...

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I May Have Found Our Next VP Of Sales And Marketing

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to re-visit our Signature of Buckhead Post Acute Center, which is a real miracle to witness. It seems like yesterday (it has been six years, actually) when we were launching Signature HealthCARE and acquired this troubled facility that...

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Where Was The Hall Of Fame When You Needed It

I recently visited our Signature of Brookwood Gardens facility in Miami to check on the pulse of the Revolution where many were concerned about where we were headed. I dug in deeply, starting with the morning clinical meeting, interacting at the stand-up meeting, and...

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What Is 727 Years Of Service Worth…Everything?

Last night during our wrap up session, I decided to build our normal prayer circle by tenure and longevity in a spiritual effort to build a circle of passion about our Revolution! As I started, I asked Eddie Stockton to calculate how many years of service to the...

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Life Lessons: There Are No Small Things To God

There are no small things to God, and little things will become really big, powerful things that eventually help us all! I recently released the blog about Richard Cusati, the amazing man who has fought a battle with MS every day for almost three decades without ever...

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Compassion In The Workplace

This post is co-authored by Dianne Timmering “Compassion in the Workplace” session on November 16, 2012, a dream from the Festival of Faiths in Downtown Louisville, KY Our move back to Louisville two years ago seemed perfectly timed with a city-wide charge to create...

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“Compassion in the Workplace” at Festival of Faiths

The "Compassion In the Workplace" event, in conjunction with the 17th Annual Louisville Festival of Faiths, will be held this Thursday, November 15th  from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Russell Hall at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, which is located at...

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My Adoptive Roots

Last week, I was visiting Signature HealthCARE at St. Peter Villa, in Memphis, Tenn., to see how our newest long term care revolution was progressing, but this one has always had extra special meaning to me. After being part of teams who have assumed responsibility by...

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How Do Teams Overcome Tragedies?

Why do tragedies happen? Is there any way to minimize them or stop them all together? How can we overcome them? Could they all be averted with free will and discernment? Why do they seem to usually injure the innocent or positively contributing people? There are so...

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White House Visit

Several weeks back, I was very blessed to go with my childhood best friend, George, to the White House with Mayor Fischer and a diverse group of community business leaders who help define one of the most livable cities anywhere in the U.S. – Louisville! What a great...

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How Do You Ever Say Goodbye to the Perfect Mother?

As I sit here tonight holding my mom's hand watching family and close friends come for a final goodbye, I am wondering is this really it? How do we ever replace unconditional love? Why was I adopted by the best mother ever? Without divine intervention, my life's...

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Being A Signature Customer Again

It is so challenging to hold an inspired mental state or divine-based awareness in which we cherish that feeling, even if it is very painful, because we know nothing is more real than these moments. Do people without prior connectivity finally start to really connect...

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National Day Of Prayer

As I stood in the Signature parking lot this morning getting ready to go live with a broadcast with 74 Signature other campuses, and watching hundreds of business leaders, many stakeholders, religious pioneers, and facility residents, side by side with our most...

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Why The Steve Jobs Book Is A Must-Read

I finally took the family entourage skiing as our dream vacation in Colorado last weekend and threw the Steve Jobs book in the travel bag to satisfy my assistant, Tiffany, who gave me the book as a holiday gift. I was honored to get it, but indifferent on reading it...

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Giving China A Second Chance

I remember the first time I ever heard about China. I was six, digging a hole in my backyard, when Steve Peake said, ‘if we keep fighting, we’ll eventually get to China’ – that’s how far away it was.  Then, at age 12, an adopted girl from China who moved in two blocks...

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God In The Workplace

The following is a guest post co-authored with Dianne Timmering, VP of Spirituality for Signature HealthCare. Joe and I served as the keynote speakers at the recent SHRM meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, a meeting made up of Human Resource leaders across the state. I...

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Reflections on LTC 100 and NIC

Real Collaboration To Change Health Care Forever There is such an organizational bias by many health care leaders that their approach to innovation, creative programming, and proprietary strategy is obviously the best route for their company because they may have...

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Becoming a CNA

Sometimes in life, we really get so close to the red hot center that it takes your breath away and you are forever changed. I think becoming a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) is one of those epic moments. I don't think our government will ever mandate that we all...

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Louisville Magazine Top 50

Joe was recently named one of the "Top 50 Powerful Louisvillians" by Louisville Magazine.  The list is a "who's who" of movers and shakers on the Louisville scene, from politicians and entrepreneurs, to healthcare executives. To determine their rankings, Louisville...

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McKnight’s Profiles Joe Steier

The November 2011 edition of McKnight's Long-Term Care News features a profile of Signature HealthCare President and CEO Joe Steier.  The article offers a glimpse inside Joe's world, which is always running at top speed.  The article also provides a career history,...

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Clarence Clemons’ Passing

Here is a reflection by Joe Steier on the passing of Clarence Clemons, who was a personal friend to the Steier family.  The piece was published by LEO Weekly, an arts and culture publication in Louisville. Click here to read the...

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Alumni Magazine Cover Story

Joe Steier is featured in the Spring 2011 edition of the Saint Xavier Alumni Magazine. Joe is proud to have graduated from Saint X High School in 1984, and Saint X is equally proud to claim him as an alumnus. Click here to read the...

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Haymarket Research Park Press Conference

On 29 November 2010, University of Louisville's Life Science Business incubator Nucleus announced its plans to begin construction on the Haymarket Research Park. Speakers at the press conference included Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Jerry Abramson, U of L President...

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Podcast Episode 04: Healthcare Reform

This is the first in a series of podcast episodes where Joe shares thoughts and insights on a variety of topics.  In this episode, Joe talks about an issue that affects us all, healthcare reform. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QGE8mAuQkM&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0]

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Joe Steier, President & CEO of Signature HealthCARE, is a dynamic healthcare entrepreneur and business leader who has helped found many startup companies, owned various small businesses and continues to provide advisory services to various profit and non-profit boards while becoming an author, public speaker and a respected healthcare expert.