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FHCA Recognizes Linda McClamma as 2015 Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year

Palm Beach Long Term Care Executive Recognized for Outstanding Leadership, Quality Care on Behalf of ALF Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2015
CONTACT: Kristen Knapp, APR
(850) 701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org

Tallahassee, FL - More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Linda McClamma, Senior Vice President of Housing for MorseLife Health System and the Tradition of the Palm Beaches, as she was honored as the 2015 Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to McClamma during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando last week, is the highest honor given to ALF administrators in Florida’s long term care profession.
    
Linda McClamma is Senior Vice President of Housing for MorseLife Health System, where she oversees the operation of The Tradition of the Palm Beaches, a 144-apartment independent and assisted living residence. McClamma also manages the organization’s 52-apartment Memory Care Residence for seniors with memory impairment. She is a strong leader with a commitment to performance excellence that has resulted in exceptional outcomes for residents and staff. She is known for having an unwavering passion for the long term care profession and has a reputation of being a caring administrator, committed to the mission of enhancing the lives of seniors.

Keith Myers, President/CEO of MorseLife Health System, notes that Ms. McClamma has succeeded in the last 12 years in creating an atmosphere where residents can live life to the fullest.  “Linda has fostered greater success for MorseLife and The Tradition of the Palm Beaches through her leadership and dedication,” he said.  “Occupancy has remained at capacity with a waiting list since we opened in 2004.  The Tradition has become a model of excellence in senior living, given Linda’s commitment to high standards of excellence and hospitality.  It is a model for others to follow and that is a credit to her leadership.”

 “FHCA is pleased to honor Linda McClamma,” said FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed. “She is a role model, an impressive advocate for high quality care at the local and statewide levels and is incredibly deserving of this award.”

The Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year Award is given annually by Florida Health Care Association to an ALF administrator of an FHCA-member facility with demonstrated service to the Association, along with significant and measurable achievements in overall facility administration, workforce innovation, survey record and implementation of quality improvement programs.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is a federation which serves nearly 1,000 members and represents over 500 long term care facilities that provide skilled nursing, post-acute and sub-acute care, short-term rehab, assisted living and other services to the frail elderly and individuals with disabilities in Florida. The mission of FHCA is to advance the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members. As Florida's first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the elderly they serve, the Association has worked diligently since 1954 to assist its members with continuously improving quality of care and quality of life for the state’s growing elder care population. For more information about the Florida Health Care Association, visit http://www.fhca.org.

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