LENOX -- Sandra Shepard, the executive director of Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, has received the 2013 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award given by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).

The award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at the ACHCA’s 48th annual Convocation and Exposition in Las Vegas.

Shepard was one of 234 receipts who received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award with virtual recognition. Based on the premise that facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator who provided that leadership throughout the award year.

Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including the health, life safety and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also included an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.

The award is in memory of Eli Pick who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care. Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is devoted to meeting the professional needs of today’s long-term care administrators and executives.


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