Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility Administrator Honored for Leadership

PITTSFIELD — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Maria Craft, administrator of Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility in Pittsfield, as a 2018 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, the third consecutive year she has been so honored.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition a third time, but the results we have achieved at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility are due to the hard work and dedication of every single team member here,” Craft said. “We are a five-star Medicare-rated facility and hold the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association, all with the support of the caregivers at Mt. Greylock Extended Care. I’m grateful to all of them.”

Only 7{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of facilities nationwide qualified, and Craft was one of 44 recipients in Massachusetts 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 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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