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Linda Manor Extended Care Administrator Honored for Leadership

LEEDS — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recently honored Mark Ailinger, administrator of Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds, as a 2016 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,” said Ailinger. “We are a five-star CMS-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.”

Ailinger was one of 247 recipients who received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award with virtual recognition. 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 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.

For more information about Linda Manor, visit www.lindamanor.org. For more information about ACHCA, call (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org.