Morning Star Care Center will soon be getting a logo makeover, but that is not all. The facility is also working on transitioning from the average institutional model setting to a more, homely feel for the residents. “We built a deck so that residents can enjoy the mountainous view,” Director Kathy Keene said, “soon some of them will be able to grow their own garden, our goal is to make the residents happy.”
The facility was built back in 1985 and has been owned by the tribes for 30 years, and with a new look and new feel, the idea is to implement a more, homely setting for the residents.
A contest was recently held in the community which was open to all artists to attract different mediums and talents of local community members.
The idea came when the facility started an employee board to give the opportunity for voices of the staff to be heard. Chrystal Hastings, the Chairman of the employee board stated, “during one of the meetings it was made aware that the current logo was boring to some and the idea came about to have a contest to change things up, so we did.”
She also stated, “as employees we don’t always get a thank you for doing a good job, and by acknowledging the good work of others, we really want them to feel appreciated.” Her personal goal for the employee board is to help employees use their voice in making the facility a better place to work and a better facility for the residents as well as the staff.”
There were a total of 7 entries from local artists and the winner of the logo contest was Fort Washakie Artist Joshua Mann.