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Nursing Center at Loomis Lakeside receives 2016 Eli Pick Facility Award

The Nursing Center at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing is receiving the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for top-performing skilled nursing centers and the leaders who make them excel. The award is given by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) for excellent reviews by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The ACHCA uses three years of survey data to identify top-performers and fewer than 9% of facilities nationwide qualify. For the honor, the ACHCA requires:

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  • Three consecutive years of superior performance on surveys
  • 80% or greater occupancy
  • Avoidance of Special Focus Facility status
  • High performance on quality measures associated with advancing excellence

Award recipients are identified using publicly collected data by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Mary Meffen serves as the Director of Nursing and Craig Johnsen is Administrator.

American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Award Program

The ACHCA Awards program is an opportunity to recognize those with demonstrated contributions and exceptional commitment to ACHCA and the field of post-acute and aging services leadership.The Awards Subcommittee ensures that all ACHCA awards and scholarships have objective eligibility criteria and follow a fair, credible process.Awards are issued at the individual, chapter/district, student, and facility level.Each year, nominees include new and seasoned administrators, members and non-members, business partners, chapters and districts, and other leaders.Facility leadership excellence is recognized through the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award (EP-FLA).Administrators of high-performing nursing homes are eligible for this award. All approved award candidates are celebrated and honored during the national awards ceremony at ACHCA’s annual Convocation.The Awards Subcommittee looks forward to receiving your nomination! (paragraph from the ACHCA website).


About The Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on four campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

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