Summit Hills Recognizes Graduate of Executive Director Training Program

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Summit Hills, Spartanburg’s premier retirement community, recognized Cory Hoots as a graduate of the community’s ‘Evolve’ program.

Business Manager Amanda McGrath presents Cory Hoots with his Evolve graduation plaque

It has been my pleasure to work with and watch him develop into a better manager and ultimately a better leader. He is a natural leader, and the Evolve program was just the catalyst he needed to tap into his innate skills.

Summit Hills, Spartanburg’s premier retirement community, recognized Cory Hoots as a graduate of the community’s ‘Evolve’ program.

Executive Director Annette Goodwin said, "It has been my pleasure to work with and watch him develop into a better manager and ultimately a better leader. He is a natural leader, and the Evolve program was just the catalyst he needed to tap into his innate skills."

Evolve is an educational program started by Summit Hills to help current management employees enhance their knowledge on the various aspects of the Executive Director position by spending 120-hours in 10 focus areas of the retirement community, which include Dining Services, Sales and Marketing, Budget and Finance, Healthcare (Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care and Skilled Nursing Care), Maintenance and Housekeeping, Member Services, Business Office Management, Leadership and Management, Home Office Relations and Regulatory Requirements. Hoots completed the program, offered in conjunction with current community responsibilities, in six months.

Hoots has worked at Summit Hills for two and a half years as the Director of Facility Services. The highlight of the program for Hoots was "learning the details of community happenings that occur behind the scenes."

About Summit Hills

Summit Hills is an all-inclusive, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Spartanburg, S.C. The community’s care-free lifestyle helps members live longer, healthier and happier lives by offering an array of amenities including maintenance-free living, daily fine dining, weekly housekeeping, a nationally recognized wellness program and continuing-care health services. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans including single-family cottage homes and condominium-style villas. Assisted-living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled-nursing rooms are also available for those who need to make a transition from independent living. More information about Summit Hills is located at http://www.Summit-Hills.com.

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