Statewide Association Recognizes Individuals and Facilities for Setting Healthcare Gold Standard
AHC-American Health Communities, a division of American Health Partners in Franklin, Tennessee, received three Awards of Excellence for staff at the recent Tennessee Health Care Association Annual Convention in Nashville. A facility dietary cook was also awarded Caregiver of the Year for her district.
THCA Awards of Excellence recognize individuals, facilities and groups that set the highest standards for providing quality long-term care through innovative programs, volunteerism, community involvement, leadership and association service. The peer-nominated honorees are selected by an internal THCA committee and a panel of outside judges.
The following AHC employees received Awards of Excellence:
- Nurse of the Year – Candace Moeller, staffing coordinator at AHC Decatur County in Parsons, Tennessee.
- Directors of Nursing Association Member of the Year – Casey Pinson, director of nursing at AHC Savannah in Savannah, Tennessee.
- Dietary Supervisors Association Member of the Year – Dennis Smith, certified dietary manager at AHC McNairy County in Selmer, Tennessee.
Tamara Connelly, a dietary cook at AHC Westwood in Decaturville, Tennessee, was named the 2019 Caregiver of the Year for the Jackson, Tennessee, district and is now being considered for the statewide Caregiver of the Year award, which will be presented on Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day in November.
“At American Health Partners, we pride ourselves on the caliber of our employees. They are compassionate and fully committed to improving the standard of care and quality of life for our residents,” said CEO Michael Bailey. “It is extremely gratifying to see these colleagues and facilities being recognized by their peers for their outstanding performance.”
AHC operates 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Tennessee and Alabama. The organization specializes in caring for seniors by providing a full range of short-term rehabilitative care and long-term residential healthcare in a home-like environment.
About American Health Communities
American Health Communities, a division of Franklin, Tenn.-based American Health Partners Inc. operates 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Tennessee and Alabama. AHC specializes in caring for seniors by providing a full range of short-term rehabilitative care and long-term residential healthcare in a home-like environment. For more information, visit AHCseniorcare.com or call (615) 902-5200.
About American Health Partners
American Health Partners Inc. provides a continuum of post-acute healthcare that prevents unnecessary hospital stays and improves quality of life for older adults. In Tennessee and Alabama, the company owns 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; multiple home health and hospice offices serving 31 counties; and a long-term care pharmacy. Two other divisions provide Institutional Special Needs Health Plans (I-SNPs) and medical staffing in nursing homes in Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit AmHealthPartners.com or call (615) 902-5200.