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Gilles gets ACHCA's leadership award

ELMWOOD--The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Rodney Gilles, administrator at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood, with the 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. 

The leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCA's 48th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Las Vegas on April 6. Two-hundred-and-seventy-six administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally, 42 of which were at the awards luncheon.

Gilles was one of 234 receipts who received the award with virtual recognition. Based on the premise facility excellence is a reflection of 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 (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety) and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also included an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.

This prestigious award is made possible with the support of eHealth Data Solutions. It is in memory of Eli Pick, who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care.