Tallman wins national leadership award

la porte city administrator, pam tallman

La Porte City Specialty Care Administrator Pamela Tallman has won the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. This is the second time she has received the designation. The leadership award was celebrated at ACHCA’s 52nd Annual Convocation and Exposition in
Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, April 24.

Fewer than 11% of facilities nationwide qualify. This year, 1,717 facilities met the selection criteria. Three hundred and fifty‐one administrators in 45 states were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the Administrator of record who provided such leadership for the full 2017 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire Safety, and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile
performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also include an 85 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious award is made possible with the support of ABILITY® Network Inc.

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick. A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center, DesPlaines, IL for over 30 years, Eli embodied excellence as an Administrator that cared for his residents, their families, and his community.