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Providers and the Elders They Serve

FHCA Recognizes Max Hauth with 2012 Willis J. Gregson Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2012
Contact: Kristen Knapp, APR
(850) 701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org

TALLAHASSEE, FL - More than 600 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Max Hauth of Hauth Health Care Consultants in Lakeland as he was honored by the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) as the 2012 Willis J. Gregson Associate Member of the Year. The award was presented by FHCA Executive Director J. Emmett Reed during the Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando and is the pinnacle of recognition for associate members who support Florida’s long term care community.

Hauth is a long-time member of FHCA, with his service to the Association currently including the FHCA Quality Foundation’s Emergency Preparedness Council and Rules and Regulations Committee. As a member of the National Fire Protection Association’s Health Care Section Executive Board, FHCA members benefit from his knowledge and expertise on life safety, building and fire code issues.  This is the second honor Hauth has received from the Association. In 1983 he was awarded FHCA’s Walter M. Johnson, Jr. Circle of Excellence Award.

“FHCA is pleased to honor Max Hauth with this prestigious award,” 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 level of service to FHCA members which 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.

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 www.fhca.org.

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