Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Long Term Care Educator Receives National Award

Reston, VA, June 8, 2008 – John R. Pratt, FACHCA, professor of Health Administration at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine and Director of the Long-Term Care Management Institute at the College, was honored with the 2008 Education Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) at its 2008 Convocation in Covington, Kentucky on May 18. This annual award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to education in long term care.
Having served as a health care administrator for twenty-five years before joining academia, Pratt brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to his role of educator. He is author of a textbook, Long-Term Care: Managing across the Continuum, now in its second edition. In 2008, Pratt developed and taught the highly-rated and innovative workshop Leadership Skills for Long-Term Care Administrators, which was hosted by the New England Alliance of ACHCA. “John is exceptionally deserving of this honor,” commented Stephen Esdale, chair of the ACHCA Board of Directors. “His unique perspective and creative approach to education has made him one of the leaders in our field.”
Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today's long-term care administrator and executive. The College's mission focuses 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. The College’s diverse membership includes administrators across the continuum of long-term care and senior housing.
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