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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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Beverly Brunke Named 2016 Adult Volunteer of the Year

The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has recognized Beverly “Be.Be.” Brunke, a long-time volunteer with the Palm Garden of Sun City care center, as the Association’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. The award, which is given annually to an individual who shows outstanding service to seniors residing in Florida’s long term care centers, was presented by FHCA during the Association’s…

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Sarasota’s Canines for Christ Named FHCA 2016 Group Volunteer of the Year

The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) awarded Sarasota residents John and Cindy Godby of Canines for Christ as the Association’s 2016 Group Volunteer of the Year. The Godbys work with Canines for Christ to bring their two dogs, Goose and Gandy, to Hawthorne Village of Sarasota. The award, which is given annually to a group that demonstrates outstanding service to…

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Steven Rule Named 2016 ALF Administrator of the Year

Steven Rule, executive director of the Park Summit center in Coral Springs, was honored as the statewide 2016 Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando in August. Rule, who oversees the operations of Park Summit’s 274 independent and assisted living residences, is a strong leader with a…

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Lucy Kennedy Named FHCA 2016 Resident of the Year

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has recognized Lucy Kennedy, a resident at Signature HealthCARE of North Florida in Graceville, as its 2016 Resident of the Year. The award, which is given annually to a long term care resident who shows outstanding service to seniors residing in Florida’s long term care centers, was presented by FHCA during the Association’s Annual Conference…

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Andrew McKillop Named 2016 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Andrew McKillop, administrator of Okeechobee Health Care Facility, as he was honored as the statewide 2016 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando on August 7-11, is the highest honor given…

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Distinguished Group of Nursing Centers Honored for Demonstrating Excellence in Long Term Care

Governor Scott recently confirmed Florida’s newest recipients of the Governor’s Gold Seal Award for Excellence in Long Term Care. FHCA members receiving the Gold Seal Award for the first time include PruittHealth-Santa Rosa, First Coast Health and Rehabilitation Center, The Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, Rehab & Healthcare Center of Cape Coral and Ybor City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. FHCA…

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