2011-01-20 / Local & State

FCMC Earns State Award

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Standing left: David R. Hoover II and Craig C. Cutchall, Fulton County Commissioners; Melissa Dehoff, Hospital Association of Pennsylvania; Stephanie Auker, PA Association of County Affiliated Homes; Melissa J. Randler, FCMC director of post acute care services; Mike Hall, office of long-term living; Kim Slee, FCMC director of nursing, long-term care; Kim Cobaugh, president, Association of county affiliated homes and Sen. John Eichelberger. Standing left: David R. Hoover II and Craig C. Cutchall, Fulton County Commissioners; Melissa Dehoff, Hospital Association of Pennsylvania; Stephanie Auker, PA Association of County Affiliated Homes; Melissa J. Randler, FCMC director of post acute care services; Mike Hall, office of long-term living; Kim Slee, FCMC director of nursing, long-term care; Kim Cobaugh, president, Association of county affiliated homes and Sen. John Eichelberger. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Office of Long-Term Living has awarded Fulton County Medical Center’s Long-Term Care the Excellence in Quality Care Award. John Michael Hall, secretary of aging, presented the award to Fulton County Medical Center’s director of post acute care, Melissa J. Randler, and director of nursing, Kim Slee.

“There are many challenges inherent in managing a nursing home and the facilities we honor today have attained the highest standards of excellence,” said Hall. “This is a very special group of nursing facilities. Of the 631 Pennsylvania nursing facilities enrolled in the medical assistance program, only 12 – less than 2 percent of the total – earned this distinction, providing an exceptionally high level of care. We heartily congratulate the winners.”

The honorees were chosen because they each received the highest possible rating under the Federal

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Five-Star Quality Rating System and had no deficiencies during inspections by the Department of Health last year.

Each award winner will receive up to $40,000 in state funds that must be used to enhance the quality of life for residents at the nursing facility.

Attending the ceremony and sharing in the day were David R. Hoover II, and Craig C. Cutchall, Fulton County commissioners; Melissa Dehoff, Hospital Association of Pennsylvania; Stephanie Auker, Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes; Kim Cobaugh, president, Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes; Sen. John Eichelberger; and Sue Yeager from state Rep. Dick Hess’s office.

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