Spanish Cove is often highlighted in the news – here are just a few recent instances of our press coverage.
Our CEO, Don Blose, served for 12 years as Oklahoma’s State Immunization Director and continues to be a strong leader for Spanish Cove with strong experience and knowledge of how to navigate these troubled waters. For this reason, Don was committed to establishing the best protocols at Spanish Cove while also working with the community and media to share facts and good information.
CEO Don Blose on KWTV Channel 9 news. Don has been invited to weigh in on COVID-19 many times in the past year.
Spanish Cove’s approach to these uncertain times is an example for of how a retirement village can be the best solution for living.
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Seniors are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. “As we have seen on the news, some retirement communities have been hit hard. While this is true, it is also a fact that the East and West coasts were hit hardest and earliest. Oklahoma had the benefit of seeing what happened and preparing for it,” explains Don Blose, Spanish Cove CEO. Spanish Cove has the advantage of the leadership team led by Don Blose, CEO and former Public Health Official with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, who immediately implemented an Incident Command Structure (ICS) with his executive team, who have combined experience totaling more than 160 years working at Spanish Cove. Immediately, the ICS established safe practices and new procedures to protect our residents and staff. The community is a not-for-profit public trust which means the campus is not run by a management company but wholly run on a local level with the city of Yukon as its’ beneficiary. Spanish Cove’s emergency management team meets nearly every day to review data and focus on both response and recovery to evolving concerns presented by the coronavirus. To date, Spanish Cove has zero infections among residents and staff.
11 Palm Avenue,
Yukon, OK 73099