American Health Communities (AHC) Earns Five Awards for Excellence

News Release:       September 2, 2021

American Health Communities (AHC), a division of American Health Partners in Franklin, Tennessee, received five Awards of Excellence from the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA). The annual Awards of Excellence program honored these employees for making a difference in the lives of nursing home patients through innovative programs, volunteerism, community involvement, leadership and association service.


“At American Health Partners, we pride ourselves on the caliber of our employees who work with purpose and teamwork every day to deliver on our mission to provide compassionate, high quality health care,” said Michael Bailey, President and CEO, American Health Partners. “It is extremely gratifying to see these colleagues and facilities being recognized by their peers for their outstanding performance.”


Each year, THCA recognizes individuals, facilities and groups that are setting the standard for quality long-term care in our state. The peer-nominated honorees are selected by an internal THCA committee and a panel of outside judges.

The following AHC employees and facilities received Awards of Excellence:

  • Activity Coordinators of Tennessee Member of the Year – Sheila Willis, activity director at AHC West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Directors of Nursing Association Member of the Year – Latosha Taylor, director of nursing at AHC Crestview in Brownsville, Tennessee
  • Caregiver of the Year for the Jackson District – Joseph Hill, RN charge nurse at AHC Decatur County in Parsons, Tennessee
  • Professional Service Award – Kyle Smith, administrator at AHC Decatur County
  • Innovative Program Award – AHC Cumberland for their Backpack Program


In addition, the Group Volunteer Award was presented to Mable and Friends organization for its work at AHC Lewis County.


About American Health Communities 

American Health Communities, a division of Franklin, Tenn.-based American Health Partners Inc., oversees operations for 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 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 or call (615) 902-5200.