WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Kristine Earick, administrator of Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, with the 2017 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.
The leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCA’s 51st annual convocation and exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, in April. Fewer than 9 percent of facilities nationwide qualify. This year, 1,288 facilities met the selection criteria. In 33 states, 206 administrators were awarded the facility leadership award.
Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of record who provided that leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including the health, fire and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also include an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a special focus facility status.
Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s post-acute- and aging-services leaders. Focused on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care.