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Bradlee Cox Named 2016 Associate Member of the Year

McKesson Account Executive Recognized for Outstanding Service to Florida’s Long Term Care Community

August 19, 2016
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 Bradlee Cox, account manager at McKesson Corporation, as he was honored with the 2016 Willis J. Gregson Award by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to Cox during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando last week, is the pinnacle of recognition for business partners (often referred to as associate members) who support Florida’s long term care community.

Bradlee Cox, a Clermont resident, is an active member of Florida Health Care Association with an unwavering enthusiasm for the Association and its programs. Cox first became engaged with FHCA’s local districts but quickly realized that his dedication and support would be greatly valued at the state level. He currently serves on FHCA’s Board of Directors as the Associate Member Vice President, and is also an active participant on the Associate Member Support Committee, Annual Conference Committee and Golf Tournament Committee. He is a graduate of FHCA’s 2015 Florida Leaders program, which identifies members with demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in representing the interests of long term care providers at the state level. Cox is also involved in FHCA’s grassroots initiatives and can often be seen standing side by side with caregivers to help advocate for important long term care issues.

 “FHCA is pleased to honor Bradlee Cox,” said FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed. “His leadership and dedication to the long term care community makes him an excellent role model for others who serve the profession across the state.”

The Willis J. Gregson Award was created to honor the memory and contributions of an outstanding FHCA associate member, the late Willis J. Gregson.  It is presented each year to a Florida Health Care Association associate member who demonstrates a commitment and level of service to FHCA members that goes “above and beyond.”  FHCA associate members are businesses, firms, organizations, corporations, and other groups that provide services to the long term care profession. Associate members also include individuals and organizations that support quality long term care and are dedicated to the profession’s success.


The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is a federation that 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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