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Susan Conley Earns FHCA’s 2017 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year Award

More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Susan Conley, administrator of Canterbury Towers in Tampa, as she was honored as the statewide 2017 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando July 31-August 4, is the highest honor given…

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Patti Spears Named 2017 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award Recipient

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) recently honored Patti Spears, administrator of Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center in Labelle, Florida, with the Association’s 2016 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award. Spears accepted the prestigious award in front of over 800 long term care professionals gathered during the FHCA 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando. The Award is given annually to an FHCA…

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Florida Leads Nation with Highest Number (38) of Silver National Quality Awards

An impressive 38 skilled nursing centers that are members of the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) have earned national recognition for their extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The 38 outstanding Florida care centers were among 191 centers nationwide earning the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and…

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34 FHCA Members Earn 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

Thirty-four Florida long term care providers have earned a 2017 Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). These centers were among 520 in 46 states earning the Bronze Award, which is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long term…

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Veterans in Nursing Centers Honored

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) honored long term care professionals and residents who served in the United States Armed Forces on Friday, November 11, as part of a Veterans Day Ceremony. Approximately 40 World War II and Korean War Veterans who are residing in area nursing centers and assisted living facilities were recognized with an Operation Thank You Commemorative Challenge…

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37 Florida Long Term Care Centers Earn Silver and Bronze National Quality Awards

Thirty-seven Florida long term care centers that are members of the Florida Health Care Association have earned national recognition for their extraordinary commitment to delivering quality care to Florida’s frail elders. The honors to the care centers -  26 centers earning Bronze – Commitment to Quality Awards and 11 earning Silver – Achievement in Quality Awards – are part of…

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Florida Health Care Association Announces 2016-17 Officers

Florida Health Care Association recently elected its 2016-17 officers during its Annual Conference Membership Meeting in August. John Simmons, Executive Director of Avante at Jacksonville Beach was elected President of FHCA and vowed to continue FHCA’s mission of advancing the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members.

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Kathy Gallin Named 2016 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award Recipient

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) recently honored Kathy Gallin, Director of Legislative Affairs with Signature HealthCARE, with the Association’s 2016 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award. “Kathy Gallin understands the importance of being fully engaged in the legislative process and policy discussions that help shape the future of how long term care is delivered to our state’s seniors,” said Emmett…

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Bradlee Cox Named 2016 Associate Member of the Year

Bradlee Cox, account manager at McKesson Corporation, was recently 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.

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Bayside Health and Rehab Earns FHCA’s 2016 Media and Community Involvement Award

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) recently presented Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility in Pensacola, with its 2016 Media and Community Involvement Award. The Award is presented annually to a long term care center that actively engages its local community and media to help raise positive awareness about the long term care profession and the work done…

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