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FHCA Recognizes Rosemary Carbonelli of Pines of Sarasota ALF as 2011 ALF Administrator of the Year

Sarasota Administrator Recognized for Outstanding Leadership, Providing Quality Care and Advocating on Behalf of Assisted Living Facility Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2011
CONTACT: Kristen Knapp, APR
(850) 701-3530 or (850) 510-4389 cell; kknapp@fhca.org

Tallahassee, FL - More than 600 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Rosemary Carbonelli, administrator of Pines of Sarasota ALF, as she was honored by the Florida Health Care Association as the 2011 Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year. The award was presented by FHCA Mulitifacility VP Marilyn Wood during the Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando and is the pinnacle of recognition for assisted living facility administrators in Florida’s long term care profession.

Carbonelli has over 20 years’ experience in leadership and team building and is known for being an action-oriented administrator deeply committed to residents’ quality of life. As administrator of Pines of Sarasota ALF, a 72-bed assisted living facility, she works tirelessly to address the needs of every resident and the results are in their satisfaction levels; they so very much appreciate the job she is doing. She is also actively involved with Florida Health Care Association, serving as the Association’s national affiliate State Leader (National Center for Assisted Living – NCAL) where she represents Florida’s assisted living facilities at the national level to help Members of Congress better understand what’s happening with assisted living services in Florida today.

“FHCA is pleased to honor Rosemary Carbonelli with this prestigious award,” said FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed. “Her leadership in the profession and dedication to the residents she serves makes her an excellent role model for other long term care professionals across the state.”

The Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year Award is given annually by Florida Health Care Association to an assisted living facility administrator of an FHCA-member facility who shows true leadership qualities within the facility, is a trendsetter for other administrators and demonstrates a positive image in the community.

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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