Hughes Health & Rehabilitation today announced that its Vice President and Administrator, Mark J. Finkelstein, a resident of Portland, has been selected as a recipient of the Facility Leadership Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) for the second consecutive year.
ACHCA’s award recognizes a select group of skilled nursing facility administrators from across the country who exhibit leadership excellence in the areas of patient health and workplace safety in their respective facilities.
“I’m honored to be recognized again by the ACHCA. This award is a testament to the shared vision and dedication of those I work for and with at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation,” said Finkelstein.
“Leadership is a team effort, and so I share this award with my fellow associates who work tirelessly to bring comfort, professionalism and care to our residents every day here at Hughes Health.”
During Finkelstein’s tenure since 2006 as Administrator of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, the West Hartford, CT, facility has, among other things, been selected as one of America’s Top Nursing Homes by the Consumers’ Research Council of America for five consecutive years and by U.S. News & World Report for the past three years. In 2011, Hughes Health & Rehabilitation was a recipient of the Hartford Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Award for its work to decrease preventable hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure.
Also under Finkelstein’s direction, Hughes Health has received the Silver and Bronze Achievements in Quality from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), and has been accredited for its long-term care by The Joint Commission.
Finkelstein is a Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the ACHCA and has received numerous state and national awards, including awards from the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut for contributions to professionalizing administration and improving quality of patient care; for providing reliable and unbiased assessments of health care issues; for meritorious service; and for many years of distinguished service. In 2012, Finkelstein received his first Facility Leadership Award from the ACHCA.
Currently, Finkelstein is a Director of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, a Lifetime Honorary Member of the National Association of Directors of Nursing and a Lifetime Member of the Academy of Long Term Care Leadership & Development. He also serves as a selectman in his native town of Portland, Connecticut.
Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, a family-owned and operated health care center for over 50 years, provides quality care for those with chronic illness and for those needing convalescence and rehabilitation. Excellent healthcare, coupled with a genuine caring attitude are the hallmarks of Hughes Health. For more information about Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, visit www.HughesHealth.com.
Founded in 1962, ACHCA is the professional society for long term care administrators. The Facility Leadership Award is made possible with the support of John Sheridan and eHealthDataSolutions.