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East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Administrator Honored for Leadership

EAST LONGMEADOW — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Michael Marcus, administrator of East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center in East Longmeadow, as a 2017 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition, but it is the hard work and compassionate care provided by our staff that is the real achievement,” said Marcus. “We are a four-star Medicare-rated facility and hold the Silver – Achievement in Quality award from the American Health Care Association, all with the support of the care team at East Longmeadow. I’m grateful to all of them.”

Fewer than 9{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of facilities nationwide qualified, and Marcus was one of 206 recipients who received the Eli Pick 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 (life safety), and complaint surveys, as well as top-quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also included an 80{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. The award is made possible with the support of ABILITY Network.