Gregory Karr Receives ACHCA's Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

Clubs and Organizations

May 7, 2014


Alexandria, VA - The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Gregory Karr, FACHCA, Administrator of GERMAN CENTRE FOR EXTENDED CARE in BOSTON, MA with the 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCA's 48th

Annual Convocation and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Two hundred and seventy six administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally, 42 of which were at the awards luncheon.

Mr. Karr was one of 42 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award recipients recognized by over 240 peers at the luncheon. Based on the premise that facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of record who provided that leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety), and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also included an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious award is made possible with the support of eHealth Data Solutions.

This award is in memory of Eli Pick who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care.

Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today's long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA, contact the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org.