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New Jersey Chapter Receives ACHCA Chapter Excellence Award

Alexandria, VA — May 26, 2010 – The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is proud to recognize the New Jersey Chapter of Healthcare Administrators as a 2010 recipient of the ACHCA Chapter Excellence Award. The award was presented on Monday, May 17, 2010, during the awards banquet at ACHCA’s Annual Convocation and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA.

The prestigious Chapter Excellence Award recognizes a project developed by an ACHCA Chapter to address a member need or chapter objective. Preference is given to initiatives that support the mission of ACHCA and its strategic objectives.

The award winning activity is a professional quality newsletter entitled, NJ Chapter News. Chapter leaders recognized that an informative, topical and timely professional publication was essential to the chapter’s mission. The New Jersey chapter partnered with a variety of healthcare industry leaders to produce a vibrant publication that is topical, user friendly and profitable. The inaugural issue was mailed to the 965 licensed nursing home administrators (LNHA) and assisted living administrators in the State of New Jersey in December 2008.

Currently, the chapter publishes three editions per year which are mailed to members. An annual newsletter is sent to all licensed administrators in the state. Receipt of the newsletter has been an impetus for lapsed members to renew and reconnect with the chapter. New members have joined the ranks, and the chapter has seen an increase in participation in educational programs as a result of program announcements in the newsletter.

The NJ Chapter News has a professional look and content that exemplifies the pride this chapter takes in their profession and the ACHCA organization. The newsletter is an exemplary periodical for nursing

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facility administrators and will continue to be an asset to the state and national ACHCA as a showcase of the profession. The College is confident that the NJ Chapter News will continue to be a successful forum for nursing home administrators and industry professionals for years to come.

Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s long-term care administrator and executive. The College’s mission focuses on advancing leadership excellence in long term care through the provision of leadership education, promotion of professional advancement programs such as Fellowship and professional Certification, and facilitation of leadership development. The College’s diverse membership includes administrators across the continuum of long-term care and senior housing. For more information about The College, call the National Office at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org

For more information contact:

Becky Reisinger
Marketing and Business Relations Coordinator American College of Health Care Administrators breisinger@achca.org
Phone: (202) 536-5120, ext 6446