Several long-term care providers and caregivers from the Corbin and Williamsburg area were honored at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ Quality Awards Banquet recently at the Galt House, including Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation recognition.
Those honored were:
- Corbin Health and Rehabilitation Center – Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Anna Brock, Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation Center – Top Ten Caregiving
- Misty Smallwood, Corbin Health and Rehabilitation – Top Ten Supportive Care
- Tiffany Golden, Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation – Top Ten Supportive Care
- Williamsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center – Best of Kentucky Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Teresa Mitchell – Top 10 Nursing
- Tina Noe – Top 10 Supportive Care
“It is a privilege to honor caregivers for the outstanding care and devotion they show every day to their residents. These honorees are an example of the many Kentucky providers and caregivers delivering quality care,” said KAHCF Board Chair Terry Skaggs. “This recognition is a testament to their dedication to their residents.”
The Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation honorees were selected based on CMS star ratings of four or higher to apply, and then satisfaction surveys of residents and families.
“I am excited to see Anna and Tiffany honored for their work,” said Hillcrest Administrator Gail Gibbs. Added Corbin Administrator Rebecca Hamblin, “It is wonderful to see our staff recognized for their dedication and commitment to quality care to their residents.”
“It is wonderful to see Teresa, Tina, and our staff recognized for their dedication and commitment to quality care to their residents,” said Williamsburg administrator Laura Creekmore.
More than 700 long-term care providers met during the meeting, energized by general sessions challenging them with strategies to cope with stress on the job, hiring and retaining quality staff, and breakout sessions on a variety of issues facing long-term care providers. On Nov. 15, KCAL held its first KCAL Day for Assisted Living Communities. Also, more than 100 vendors exhibited during the Expo showcasing the latest innovations to providing quality care.
The week was capped off with the Quality Awards Banquet on November 15. The Association honored 33 facilities with the Best of Kentucky – Nursing and Rehabilitation Award. The Top 10 Caregivers, Nurses and Supportive Care staff were also named with the Overall Winners as follows: Nursing: Tammy Roberts from Masonic Communities of Shelbyville; Caregiving: Theresa Kyle, Harlan Health and Rehabilitation; and Supportive Care: Kristy Swafford, Barbourville Health and Rehab.
KAHCF will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting Nov. 19-21 at the Galt House.