Lexington Health Network

Lexington Stories of Inspiration and Dedication

At Lexington Health Network,
our goal is to nurture the human spirit and inspire well-being, one person and one family at a time.

Overcoming COVID-19

Congratulations to Nancy and her therapy and clinical teams at Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation Center of Lake Zurich. Our health care heroes helped Nancy regain strength, mobility and independence after her recovery from COVID-19.
Overcoming COVID-19

“I am a survivor of COVID-19. I arrived at Lexington after a life-battling 45 days in the hospital. I was told that the gym was closed due to COVID and I had my doubts about all therapy being done in my room. I was very impressed that Lexington’s Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists were able to start my recovery very quickly. I was able to stand for 5 minutes in the first couple of days. The Speech Therapist helped me after I was on a ventilator for 21 days. My voice is slowly coming back. I came far quickly. I’m going home very confident knowing I can take care of myself and my parents.

Thank you, Lexington therapists, for all you did for me.”

We are very proud of Nancy, her rehabilitation team and the entire staff at Lexington of Lake Zurich who helped Nancy through her challenging health event. Included in our new methods for helping patients are conference care and caregiver training through video chat so families can participate in their loved one’s rehab care.

Congrats to Lexington of La Grange RN, Carmin Bustos! (Photo: May, 2019)

Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) Chooses Lexington Health Network Nurse for Prestigious Scholarship Award. Carmin Bustos, Overnight Supervisor at Lexington of La Grange, is one of only two statewide recipients.
Congrats to Lexington of La Grange RN, Carmin Bustos! (Photo: May, 2019)

For Carmin Bustos, Registered Nurse and Overnight Supervisor, long-term care is a family affair. Before Carmin began her career at Lexington Health Network, her mother, Marcela, had a position in the culinary department. Carmin remembers visiting her mother at Lexington of La Grange – and now Carmin cares for patients and residents in that very building.

Carmin recently received the exciting news that as a result of her dedication to senior healthcare, she was awarded the Illinois Health Care Association’s Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) scholarship for those wishing to advance their nursing education. Lexington of La Grange’s Human Resources Department brought the scholarship opportunity to team members’ attention, and Carmin immediately applied.

Carmin, who began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) in 2009 after enrolling in Proviso West High School’s C.N.A. program, went on to become a registered nurse. In 2019, she was promoted to overnight supervisor. And now, more than a decade after beginning her career – and throughout the challenges of a global pandemic – Carmin remains steadfast in her commitment and compassionate approach to caring for seniors.

“Our patients and residents are like my own grandparents,” Carmin says. “I enjoy spending time with them, conversing with them. It really feels like we’re all family here.”

Carmin says that she is grateful for Lexington’s recognition and opportunities to advance her career. She will apply the LTCNA scholarship to her bachelor’s degree education, already in progress.

“The more knowledge you have, the more doors open up to you. Your life becomes limitless. I talk to my daughter about the importance of education, especially in a profession that is so meaningful.”

Carmin is not only a role model for her daughter, but also for her co-workers, as pointed out by Lexington of La Grange administrator, Bonny Mundt.

“Carmin is the exemplary employee everyone dreams of having in their organization. We are so proud of her achievements, and I believe her story will inspire others to follow their dreams.”

Congratulations, Carmin, on your scholarship award! We appreciate Carmin and all our Lexington Health Network healthcare heroes! (Photo: Carmin (center) taken at May 2019 Registered Nurse Graduation/Pinning Ceremony)

C.N.A. Success Story

Congrats to healthcare hero, Lupe, of Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation of Elmhurst. We are proud to announce that she received her certification as a C.N.A. after being selected for the Lexington Health Network Scholarship Award! 
C.N.A. Success Story

Lupe joined us in 2020, during the pandemic, as a Resident Partner. After several months, she interviewed for the Lexington Health Network C.N.A. scholarship award and was selected! 

Lupe, pictured here with administrator Tremaine Brown,  plans to continue her nursing education. 

We very much appreciate Lupe and all of our Lexington Healthcare Heroes!

Heartfelt Donation

What a heartwarming gesture from Boy Scouts of America member, Josh!
Heartfelt Donation

He collected 217 lbs. of activity materials for our patients and residents at Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation of Chicago Ridge and Lombard.

Thank you, Josh, for this inspiring act of kindness!

Celebrating 25 Years at Lexington Health Network

Congratulations and many thanks to Facility Accounts Coordinator, Booker Howard, who celebrated his 25 year anniversary at Lexington of La Grange! He brought sweets from his favorite bakery for the staff.
Celebrating 25 Years at Lexington Health Network

Booker told La Grange Administrator Bonny Mundt that his favorite part of working there is the relationship he forms with the residents and their family members – and he loves when they return to visit him.

Thank you, Booker, for your commitment and for brightening everyone’s day! You are appreciated!

Recognizing Long Term Care Administrator’s Week

“This role gives me the privilege to serve our seniors." - Anshu Raina, Administrator, Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation of Bloomingdale
Recognizing Long Term Care Administrator’s Week

During this Long Term Care Administrator’s Week, we honor and thank our Lexington Health Network facility leaders. Anshu Raina, Administrator of Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation of Bloomingdale, shares her “why” for choosing such a noble career.

“What’s not to love about being a nursing home administrator? The joy comes from seeing seniors recover and leave happily to return to their families and their lives. The satisfaction comes from seeing our community’s elders adjust to a new way of life in the nursing facility, making new friends and developing appreciation for the team who cares for them. The personal and professional growth comes from adherence to regulations and providing a high quality of life for my residents. It is about conversations that impact lives – and giving back. It is about working with a team of people, to create a culture of caring, problem solving and accountability – all to make every life that we touch, better in some way.”

A Caring, Cozy Gift

A beautiful, inspiring gesture to begin the new year: Our Elmhurst Hospital Nurse Practitioner, Carrie Daly, hand made and delivered blankets to each resident at Lexington of Elmhurst.
A Caring, Cozy Gift

This has been an annual tradition for Carrie for years. Lexington of Elmhurst Administrator, Tremaine Brown, expressed his gratitude: “Carrie, we are so fortunate to have you on our team. I sincerely appreciate your compassion for our residents AND staff. Born to be a nurse.”

Healthcare Hero Recognition

Our healthcare heroes continue to inspire us every day.
Healthcare Hero Recognition

Congrats and thank you to Bonny and her dedicated team at Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation Center of La Grange on receiving the prestigious National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pen Pal Partnership

Pen Pal Partnership

Such a wonderful partnership! We are delighted to announce that Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation of Elmhurst has launched a Pen Pal Program with students from Guatemala in York High School’s “ESL – English as a Second Language” class. They will be dropping off letters to our residents monthly!

We will assist our residents with writing back to the students. We are excited for our residents to participate in this initiative as a way to engage with our community! 

A Nurse’s Calling

A Nurse’s Calling

“I chose nursing because…it is such a gratifying experience to know that I have made a difference in another person’s life.” – Rumbi, RN

Lexington Healthcare Hero Spotlight: Rumbi, Registered Nurse at Lexington Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation Center of Schaumburg for over a decade.

“Lexington feels like home, like one big family working together. Lexington believed in me early in my career and chose to make me Wound Care Certified. Additionally, through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, I was able to complete my Registered Nurse licensure. I am so grateful.”

Thank you, Rumbi, and all of our Lexington Healthcare Heroes, for your dedication and commitment. We appreciate all that you do to provide care and comfort to our patients and residents!