The American College of Health Care Administrators honored DJ Raux, Administrator of Crouse Community Center in Morrisville with the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

The leadership award was celebrated at ACHCA’s Annual Convocation and Exposition in Louisville, Ky., Monday, March 18, 2019; only 7 percent of facilities nationwide qualified. This year, 1,129 facilities met the selection criteria. Two hundred and eighty-six administrators in 35 states were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of record who provided such leadership for the full 2018 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including health, fire safety and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures.

The criteria also include at least 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 ABILITY Network, Inc.

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick. A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center, DesPlaines, Ill., for more than 30 years, Pick embodied excellence as an administrator who cared for his residents, their families and his community.

This award is presented annually in memory of Pick, a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long-term care.

By martha

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