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Steven Rule Named 2016 ALF Administrator of the Year

Coral Springs Executive Recognized for Outstanding Leadership, Quality Care

August 18, 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 Steven Rule, executive director of the Park Summit center in Coral Springs, as he was honored as the statewide 2016 Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to Rule during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando on August 7-11, is the highest honor given to ALF administrators in Florida’s long term care profession.

Rule, who oversees the operations of Park Summit’s 274 independent and assisted living residences, is a strong leader with a commitment to performance excellence that has resulted in exceptional outcomes for residents and staff. He is known for having an unwavering passion for the long term care profession and has earned a reputation as a caring administrator who is committed to the mission of enhancing the lives of seniors.

Linda Gilchrist, marketing and sales director at Park Summit, noted that Rule never fails to do everything in his power to ensure that the quality of life for each resident is maintained. “Steven goes above and beyond and sets gold standards for managers to follow,” she said. 

Added FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed: “It’s truly an honor to recognize someone as dedicated and outstanding as Steven Rule. He is a true role model for our entire profession, working and advocating tirelessly for his center and the residents it serves. He is incredibly deserving of this award.”

The Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year Award is given annually 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.


The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is a federation which serves nearly 1,000 members and represents more than 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 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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