At this year’s annual Congressional Briefing, several attendees were honored with Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Awards.
The award honors AHCA/NCAL members who have worked diligently to educate Members of Congress about the needs of long-term care patients and residents in addition to tirelessly working to advance quality care in long-term and post-acute care facilities. Watch the video featuring this year’s honorees.
This year’s recipients were John Barber of White Oak Manor, Fran Kirley of Nexion Health, Inc., Ted LeNeave of American HealthCare L.L.C., and Richard Pell of Genesis HealthCare.
Neil Pruitt, Chair of AHCA, spoke at the awards ceremony: “This award is a particularly special one in our association. It represents everything we’re accomplishing over these two days at Congressional Briefing. It’s about advocating on behalf of those who cannot advocate for themselves. It’s about being a champion of our issues.”
Photo by the American Health Care Association: (left to right) Neil Pruitt, Jr., Chair, AHCA; Ted LeNeave; Fran Kirley; John Barber; and Mark Parkinson, President & CEO, AHCA (not pictured: Richard Pell)