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FHCA Names Yale Metz 2015 Willis J. Gregson Award Recipient

More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Yale Metz, Divisional Vice President Healthcare Services Group, as he was honored as the 2015 Willis J. Gregson Award by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to Metz during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando last week, is the pinnacle of recognition for associate…

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Daytona Beach Nursing Center Resident Named FHCA 2015 Resident of the Year

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has recognized Douglas Kite, a resident at Seaside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Daytona Beach, as the Association’s 2015 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…

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Jacksonville Minister Named FHCA 2015 Adult Volunteer of the Year

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has recognized Reverend Willie Brown, a long-time volunteer with the Riverwood Center in Jacksonville, as the Association’s 2015 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 Annual Conference last week…

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FHCA Recognizes Linda McClamma as 2015 Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year

More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Linda McClamma, Senior Vice President of Housing for MorseLife Health System and the Tradition of the Palm Beaches, as she was honored as the 2015 Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to McClamma during…

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Ocala Church Group Named FHCA 2015 Group Volunteer of the Year

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has awarded Judy and Fred O’Blenis and the members of Meadowbrook Church Small Group in Ocala as the Association’s 2015 Group Volunteer of the Year. The award, which is given annually to a group who shows outstanding service to seniors residing in Florida’s long term care centers, was presented by FHCA during the Association’s Annual…

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FHCA Recognizes Debra Wallace as 2015 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Debra Wallace, administrator of Vista Manor in Titusville, as she was honored as the 2015 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to Wallace during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando last week, is the highest honor given…

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FHCA Member Centers Lead Nation with Most Silver National Quality Awards

An impressive 29 long term care centers that are members of the Florida Health Care Association have earned national recognition for their extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The 29 outstanding Florida centers earning the 2015 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living…

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FHCA Recognizes 2015 CNA Essay Contest Winner

Florida Health Care Association is pleased to recognize Jessica Remmers, Certified Nursing Assistant at The Lodge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, as the 2015 winner of FHCA’s CNA Essay Contest. This annual program is held in honor of National Nursing Assistants Week (June 11-18) and helps to raise awareness about the important role of Certified Nursing Assistants and their…

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Florida Health Care Association Members Earn Bronze National Quality Awards

An impressive total of 51 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 are part of the prestigious National Quality Awards program conducted by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

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FHCA Sets 2015 Legislative Priorities for Long Term Care

With more than 60 percent of residents in Florida’s skilled nursing centers relying on Medicaid, the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has set legislative priorities that focus on restoring Medicaid funding, making improvements to Medicaid managed long term care and protecting seniors from unexpected medical bills.

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