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Country Center Administrator Receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award 


The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Jennifer Pelletier, LNHA, LSW, Administrator  of  Country  Center  for  Health  and  Rehabilitation  in  Newburyport,  Massachusetts with the 2022 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.  Only 3% of facilities nationwide met the initial  selection criteria.  This year, fifty‐seven administrators in 17 states met all eligibility requirements and were  awarded the facility leadership award nationally.  The leadership award will be celebrated at ACHCA’s Annual  Convocation and Exposition scheduled in New Orleans, Louisiana, from March 21‐24.

Based  on  the  premise  that  facility  excellence  reflects  leadership  excellence,  this  award  recognizes  the  Administrator of record who provided such leadership for the entire 2021 calendar year.  Eligibility for this award  is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire Safety, and Complaint  Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also include at least a  70% or greater facility occupancy and a three‐year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious  award is made possible with the support of Inovalon.

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick.  A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center, DesPlaines, IL, for over 30 years, Eli embodied  excellence as an Administrator who cared for his residents, their families, and his community.  This award is  presented annually in memory of Eli, a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism  and leadership in long‐term care.  The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award can be viewed at www.achca.org/eli‐pickfacility‐leadership.

To learn more about Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport,  Massachusetts, visit their website.