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Linda Manor Extended Care Administrator Honored for Leadership

LEEDS — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Mark Ailinger, administrator of Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds, 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.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition, but the results we have achieved at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility are due to the hard work and dedication of every single team member here,” Ailinger said. “We are a five-star Medicare-rated facility and hold the Gold – Excellence in Quality award from the American Health Care Association, all with the support of the care team at Linda Manor. I’m grateful to all of them.”

Fewer than 9{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of facilities nationwide qualified, and Ailinger was one of 206 recipients who received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. This award recognizes the administrator of record who provided 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{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.

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