Russell, Kentucky – March 2015 – Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living presented its 2014 annual awards and awarded Morning Pointe of Ashland with Team of the Year Award.

The award was presented at the company’s annual corporate meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., and celebrates outstanding performance from all associates working together as a team while always keeping  the best interest of the residents in mind to ensure the highest quality of care for a senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care community at all levels while maintaining a high occupancy.

“I am always eager to see what new and exciting things are taking place every time I walk into one of our Morning Pointe communities,” said Greg A. Vital, President and CEO of IHP and Morning Pointe. “There’s always so much going on for our residents, and you can see how much compassion our Morning Pointe staff has for our residents in ensuring every need is met. The dedication to quality care and customer service seen at our Morning Pointe communities is remarkable and I am honored to award Morning Pointe of Ashland with the Team of the Year Award.”

The residents and staff of Morning Pointe of Ashland were thrilled to receive the Team of the Year Award. “Everyone in our community plays a role in making Morning Pointe feel like home, from our residents, staff, volunteers and family members,” Wanda Parker, Executive Director of Morning Pointe of Ashland said. “It really is a team effort and everyone who steps foot in our building has something wonderful to contribute. We’re a family here at Morning Pointe and it truly is an honor to be recognized and rewarded with the Team of the Year award.”

Located adjacent to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and just six miles from downtown Ashland in Russell, Kentucky, Morning Pointe of Ashland is a state-of-the-art senior living community offering 42 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices. The community also offers another 16 apartments in The Lantern Alzheimer’s memory care program, a separate, secure area in the building.

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, develops and manages 24 Morning Pointe® senior living and The Lantern® Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states. IHP was founded in 1996 by regional healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit