CEO Patricia Yeager to Retire; Indy Frazee Named as Successor
After 10 years as The Independence Center's (The IC's) chief executive officer, Patricia Yeager, Ph.D., has announced she will retire from the organization effective November 1, 2021. At that time, Indy Frazee, currently The IC’s home health administrator, will assume the role of CEO.
Saying Thanks During National Nurse’s Week 2021
Day in and day out, nurses give their all to provide care and comfort as they protect and save lives. Nurses always work hard, but never has their impact been more apparent than over the last year. While they deserve more recognition than they get, National Nurse's Week is one small way to let them know they're appreciated.
Celebrating the Lasting Legacy of Black Disability Advocates
As Black History Month winds down, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the African-American civil rights movement and the impact that Black activists have made on the disability rights movement. Disability rights...
The IC Honored by Staff as a 2020 Best Workplace
We are excited to announce that The Independence Center was recently recognized as one of the Gazette's Best Workplaces for 2020. This award is special to us because, in order to be eligible, a business must be nominated by...
Practicing Self-Compassion: Tips for Health Care Workers and Caregivers
Written by Carrie Baatz, Community Training Coordinator for The IC Originally published by Colorado Community Health Alliance In this season of COVID-19, we are living in times of immense stress and uncertainty. Medical and helping professionals who are vicariously exposed to the suffering of others are at risk for compassion fatigue. One of the most […]
10 Tips for Working with American Sign Language Interpreters Virtually
By Rebecca Hull, IL Specialist Outreach Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we communicate. Everything from school classes to work meetings to religious services are now being held virtually. Making these online events accessible to everyone may mean including an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter if requested by an attendee who is Deaf […]
Patricia Yeager, CEO, Honored as a 2020 Woman of Influence
Congratulations to The Independence Center’s CEO, Patricia Yeager, Ph.D., who was recently named as a 2020 Women of Influence award winner by the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ). She is one of 15 outstanding women who were honored at a virtual celebration on November 5th for creating a legacy of leadership in the Pikes Peak […]
Accessible Voting at The IC
With the election just days away, the deadline has passed to return your ballot by mail. However, we invite you to join us here at The Independence Center, 729 S. Tejon Street, to drop off your ballot or cast your vote in person. Details are below! Voter Polling and Service Center We are proud that The […]