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Member News KAHCF Recognizes Quality Award Winners as Instruments of Change The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities capped off its annual meeting and trade show November 15-17 with the yearly Quality Awards Banquet. This year’s winners were honored as Instruments of Change for their innovative methods in providing quality care, whether it was a program or just the way they lifted residents’ spirits. Nazareth Home in Louisville was named the 2011 Statewide Facility of the Year. The Facility of the Year Award is presented in KAHCF’s five districts to nursing homes that have demonstrated an outstanding level of achievement in the past year. The nominees are judged on strict criteria, including facility and department goals and objectives, quality patient care, the attitudes and enthusiasm of KAHCF Senior Director of Reimbursement Wayne Johnson presents the Outstanding Personal Care Home Award to Pillars Director of Personal Care Kim Sublett and Masonic Home President Gary Marsh. Assistant Administrator Sandra King and Laura Skaggs, RN, Manager, show off the Facility of the Year trophy. administrator and staff members, and the facility’s activities and involvement with the local community. The other district winners were The Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Dawson Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center, Magnolia Village Care and Rehabilitation Center and Tanbark Health Care Center. Also winning a top facility award was The Pillars Assisted Care Center as the Personal Care Home of the Year. The Outstanding Personal Care Home of the Year is presented to personal care homes that have demonstrated an outstanding level of achievement in the past year. Greg Wells, Vice President of Operations at Wells Health Systems, is the recipient of the 2011 Ira O. Wallace Award. Wolfe County Director of Nursing Sandra Tapley and KAHCF Board Chair Wanda Meade. Tapley was the Statewide Director of Nursing of the Year. The Heritage Administrator Cathy Willis and KAHCF Board Chair  Wanda Meade. Willis was Statewide Administrator of  the Year. 16

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CareLink - Spring/Summer 2012

Chair’s Message The Many Faces of Long Term Care
President’s Message Our Profession Is Important to Kentucky
A Glimpse Inside… The Faces of Long Term Care
Member News
Education Calendar
Index to Advertisers/

CareLink - Spring/Summer 2012