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When the dietary department at Life Care Center of Kona, Hawaii, achieved a 100 percent on their portion of the annual state survey, they wanted to celebrate.


“I am so proud of my staff,” said Kevin Patterson, director of nutritional services. “They have worked so hard all year long to obtain the score of 100 percent.”


Patterson knew his team was excellent and anticipated the deficiency-free result. He set aside some personal money each month to treat his associates to an outing once the results were official.


The dietary team chose to go bowling. On July 1, 2017, they met up at KBX Bowling Arena in Kona and enjoyed dinner and a few games.


“My staff had one of the best times they could remember in a long time,” said Patterson. “We are fortunate to have a crew that really knows the meaning of teamwork. They inspire me every day to be a better manager. The outing brought us even closer together as a team.”