Skilled Nursing Facility Wins The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

The Skilled Nursing Facility of Cherry Lane Nursing Center once again has been identified as a top performer by the highly respectable American College of Health Care Administrators. The Cherry Lane Nursing Center, in the recent past, has also received the Facility Leadership Award and the Silver Quality Award.

The American College of Health Care Administrators recognizes the leaders of top performing Skilled Nursing Facilities across the country through its Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, sponsored each year by ABILITY network. MDS quality indicators (QMs), occupancy and three years of survey data are used to identify top performers.

The American College of Health Care Administrators believes that facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence, so the purpose of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award is to recognize the administrators of top performing Skilled Nursing Facilities.

One of the most esteemed leaders of American College of Health Care Administrators, the late Eli Pick, introduced the Facility Leadership Award in 2008. He worked to develop an awards program that uses data-driven criteria to objectively identify high performing Skilled Nursing Facilities and the leaders who make them excel. Today, the recipients of Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award are identified using publicly collected data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which is pulled and evaluated by an independent 3rd party. The recipients of this award are among an elite group of post-acute leaders nationally. There were a number of eligibility requirements that needed to be met to win this award which included that the current administration had to be the administrator of record for whole year, at least 80% occupancy, no survey in the past 3 years with a citation above ‘E’ in Scope and Severity, avoidance of Special Focus Facility status, etc.

For 28 years, the Cherry Lane Nursing Center has been licensed by both Medicare and Medicaid. Having all the community features like medical services which included different types of therapies (occupational, physical, speech), services and care (stroke, cardiac, wound), dining, guest/family services, personal services given by 24-hour staff, resident/ family counseling, property amenities (store, fitness center, salon/barbershop), room amenities (safety/handicap features) and maintenance and activities like daily exercise, social activities, health and wellness programs, education programs, bridge, arts and crafts and much more, it truly deserved this award.