CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 19, 2019) – Morning Pointe Senior Living congratulates Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford (TN) executive director Cody Harvey on receiving the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award. The UTC School of Nursing named Harvey the winner of this award at its second annual NightinGala event.

A registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the UTC School of Nursing, Harvey recently completed a master’s degree in Business and Healthcare Administration from Southern Adventist University. Prior to his work with Morning Pointe, Harvey worked in the medical intensive care unit at Erlanger Hospital and as a certified nursing assistant in the senior living industry.

“I am honored to have even been considered for this award and am thrilled to be the recipient,” Harvey said. “To receive such an award from one of the top ranked nursing schools in the nation is both humbling and motivating to me as a leader at in our community. I am deeply honored to have received this award.”

“The School of Nursing is pleased to be able to honor Cody in this way. His experiences at the bedside as a BSN-prepared nurse have undoubtedly helped him to become a caring and compassionate administrator,” said Christine Benz Smith, PhD, FNP-BC, director of the UTC School of Nursing. “Cody will always be a nurse first, and that is evident when we see how he interacts with each resident at Morning Pointe. That caring component is a large part of Cody’s internal fabric—and he plays a heck of banjo, so he’s a triple threat.”

“Here at Morning Pointe, we are proud to support our associates in their careers and celebrate their successes with them,” said Morning Pointe Senior Living president and co-founder Greg A. Vital. “Cody is one of over a dozen nurses who serve as executive directors in our assisted living and memory care communities, and we are grateful for his unique combination of medical knowledge, compassion for the senior population, and leadership skills. This award is most certainly well-deserved.”

Independent Healthcare Properties LLC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, is the developer, owner and manager of 33 Morning Pointe® assisted living and The Lantern® at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states. IHP was founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.