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Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Visits The Inn on Westport

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, which premiered on Jan. 6, 1963 with hosts Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler, took viewers to the far corners of the world and studied wild animals in their natural habitats. Current Wild Kingdom host Stephanie Arne hosts short, dynamic and fun webisodes exploring the modern-day Wild Kingdom.

Stephanie made a special appearance in Sioux Falls at The Inn on Westport on July 14! She introduced guests to the wild animals, including a fennec fox, tortoise, alligator, snake, macaw and Patagonian cavy.

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The Inn on Westport One of Two in South Dakota to Receive 2017 Silver National Quality Award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 17, 2017) – The Inn on Westport is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as one of two communities in the state, as well as the only in Sioux Falls, to receive the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. Presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the Silver award is the second of three distinctions highlighting facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term and post-acute care. The Inn on Westport is one of 27 assisted living communities in the nation to be recognized.

“We are all so proud of this recognition,” said Kyrsten Fokken, executive director of The Inn on Westport. “The key to our success is our committed team. Their hard work and dedication to improving the lives of the residents we care for every day is why we are in this position. We’ve dedicated ourselves to this quality journey and are looking ahead to the next level.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative, the Association’s Quality Award program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels — Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Members at the Silver award level develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and quality outcomes. This year’s Silver recipients can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality award.

“Silver award recipients are champions of performance excellence and quality health care outcomes,” said AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson. “I commend their dedication to delivering solutions for quality care to the populations we serve.”

The awards will be presented to recipients during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.

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Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne to Make Special Appearance

Stephanie Arne, the host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, will make an appearance in Sioux Falls with animals at The Inn on Westport senior living community. This is an open-to-the-public meet and greet.

Come meet the special, wild guests: a fennec fox, tortoise, alligator, snake, macaw and Patagonian cavy.

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, which premiered on Jan. 6, 1963 with hosts Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler, took viewers to the far corners of the world and studied wild animals in their natural habitats. Current Wild Kingdom host Stephanie Arne, who is originally from South Dakota and is a NDSU graduate, hosts short, dynamic and fun webisodes exploring the modern-day Wild Kingdom.

WHEN: Friday, July 14
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Open to the public

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