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Vernon Homes' executive director receives leadership award

Originally published in The Commons issue #376 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016).

VERNON—Bradford Ellis, executive director of senior living community Vernon Homes, was awarded the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators, according to a news release.

This is the second year in a row that he has received the award for his leadership of Vernon Homes’ nursing facility, Vernon Green.

The award recognizes administrators “whose teams have achieved a level of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach,” according to the news release.

Ellis was one of only 280 nursing home administrators nationwide who received the award and one of just 247 recipients whose award included virtual recognition, meaning that he provided leadership throughout the entire award year.

The health care association selects winners based on high scores on three years of skilled-nursing facility survey data, including health, fire, and complaint surveys; top-quartile performance on designated quality measures; 80 percent or greater facility occupancy; and zero citations for “Special Focus Facility” status (a government term applied to under-performing care facilities).

“It takes every player to make a winning team,” Ellis said in the news release, “and it is clear from this award that the excellence-minded players on the Vernon Homes team provide care for our residents at a high level.”

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