Monday, July 22, 2013

Happy Retirement!

John Pratt has retired from the Assistant Program Director for Health Administration at Saint Joseph's College. Aside from having literally written the text most frequently used in long-term care programs, he has been a mainstay in the long-term care industry nation-wide. He is finally taking the very well-deserved step of retirement, although he has assured me he will continue as adjunct faculty for us!

One of the hot topics in health care administration is succession planning. I have never known anyone as committed to succession planning as is John. And he doesn’t just talk the talk – he walks the walk! It is very rare for a person to step down from a director position to an assistant director position in the same organization without there being some sort of friction. I can honestly say that when John did that six years ago I have not had one moment of discomfort in the transfer of responsibility. John gets all the credit for that. 
John’s professionalism and long-standing dedication to the success of our programs is exemplary. It has been a great honor for me to work with him and I look forward to his ongoing relationship with the program as an adjunct faculty member. Thank you, JP!

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