Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
A corporate-wide transformation of how assets are managed, preventive maintenance ensured, and capital investment needs forecasted has earned Pathway Senior Living, LLC a Spirit of Innovation Award from LTC & Senior Living LINK. The award will be presented at the 2012 LINK Conference at the end of July in Chicago, where Pathway senior executives will share their story.
Recognizing that managing through manual spreadsheets is not the way of the future – and increasingly problematic for an executive team accountable for a dozen, geographically dispersed communities managing assets worth millions – Pathway turned to Windmill Software’s TheWorxHub suite of operations applications designed specifically for senior living.
“We realized we were far too reliant on what was in the heads of site managers and maintenance technicians,” said Michael Vick, Chief Financial Officer at Pathway. “We weren’t fully confident that wise repair-or-replace decisions were being made, nor that everything possible was being done to prolong the useful life of an asset. And we certainly didn’t have the tools at the corporate level to quickly view when and how replacement costs were impacting our capital budgets.”
Just over six months into TheWorxHub implementation, the new, centralized web-based system is saving Pathway significant time and money. It gives corporate executives the ability to better track and manage site-level performance, including monitoring that all appropriate measures are being taken to ensure safety and keep the community’s living environment in excellent condition.
“The goal of the Spirit of Innovation Award is to help advance business productivity, greater quality of care and foster innovation in senior living and long-term care,” said Bailey Beeken, Vice President and Conference Director for LTC & Senior Living LINK. “The winners have not only developed unusually successful business initiatives, they have also demonstrated a willingness to share their great ideas with others in support of this mission.”
Said Vick: “While I’m proud that LINK has honored Pathway with this award, I want to recognize this was a joint effort with Windmill Software. Working together in a spirit of cooperation has made the transition easier and helped us get more out of our investment.”
About Pathway Senior Living
Formed as a partnership in 1997, Pathway Senior Living is a privately held, Chicago-based company managed by an experienced team dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. With the support of various partners, Pathway develops, owns, operates, and/or manages market-rate and mixed-income independent living and assisted living communities.
About Windmill Software
Windmill Software’s TheWorxHub is an integrated suite of operations applications – web-based and mobile – designed for senior living, incorporating industry best practices. Our flagship maintenance application, with Enterprise Asset Management capabilities built in, has been embraced by over 500 customers in 39 states and 6 provinces over the past decade. We work with senior living leaders to improve resident satisfaction, increase revenue, manage cost, and reduce risk.
About LTC & Senior Living LINK
LTC LINK is open to senior care management from organizations with 500+ beds/units and/or revenue over $30 million. With a combination of peer-to-peer education, networking and consultative business meetings, it is an incredibly efficient venue for executives to learn best practices that drive profitability, quality and growth.