Jonni Belden, Vice President of Continuing Health Services at Campbell County Health (CCH), was recently honored with the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). She received the award for her leadership of The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center at the ACHCA’s annual Convocation and Exposition in Louisville, Kent., on March 18, 2019. Some 268 long-term care administrators in 35 states received this national facility award. Jonni has been employed by CCH since 1990, and has been Administrator of The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center since 2012.
“Ms. Belden is a shining example of the core of our mission statement because she leads and serves with dedication, skill, and compassion,” said CEO Andy Fitzgerald. “Ms. Belden embodies those qualities in her everyday work and leadership at the Legacy, and we celebrate this award, which recognizes what we already know: Ms. Belden and her staff are absolutely focused on the best and most compassionate care to our residents.”
Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes that Administrator of record who provided such leadership for the 2018 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) data, including the health, fire safety, and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also include a least an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.
The Facility Leadership Award is presented annually in memory of long term care Administrator Eli Pick, who was dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care. The ACHCA’s mission focused on advancing leadership excellence in long-term care through the provision of leadership education, promotion of professional advancement programs such as Fellowship and Professional Certification and facilitation of leadership development.
To learn more about The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, visit www.legacywyo.org.