Administrator recognized for high-performing care

Our facility’s leadership has joined the prestigious ranks of just a few nursing home administrators in the nation. Capitol Hill Healthcare’s Michael Burnett has won the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award (EPFLA). This award is for nursing homes that deliver high-performing care based on national standards. Given by the American College Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), only 3 percent of facilities nationwide qualify for initial selection.

Capitol Hill is the only nursing home in Montgomery and one of only six in Alabama to be eligible for the award. According to ACHCA, this year, 57 administrators in 17 states met all the eligibility requirements and were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

“I am honored to be recognized among my peers across the nation. But, this was a joint effort with Capitol Hill’s amazing team of professionals,” said Capitol Hill administrator, Michael Burnett. “They work hard to keep our residents safe, happy and healthy. Without their commitment achievements like this would not be possible.”

Criteria for high-performing care

The award is based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence. Qualifying facilities are identified using several years of publicly collected data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Measures and Survey Data, which is pulled and evaluated by an independent third party. CMS is the U.S. agency that regulates more healthcare providers such as hospitals, clinics and pharmacies including more than 15,000 nursing homes across the county.

Nursing homes are regularly evaluated for safety and quality care by government regulators and health agencies during visits called surveys. The Quality Measures are specific health criteria and goals for resident care. They include things such as improvement in residents’ ability to function and low rates of infections common to older adults.

“Serving our residents well is our No. 1 priority. Their loved ones and communities depend on us to do all we can to give the best possible quality of life,” Burnett said. “They deserve nothing less.”

Identifying excellence

The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick, a former executive director of an Illinois facility for more than 30 years. According to ACHCA, “Eli embodied excellence as an Administrator that cared for his residents, their families, and his community.” Pick’s award program uses “data-driven criteria to objectively identify high-performing Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and the leaders who make them excel.”

Burnett and Capitol Hill will be honored Tuesday, March 22, 2022, during ACHCA’s Annual Convocation and Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Thank you to all of our staff and community supporters,” Burnett said. “It is a privilege working with you to care for generations of Capitol Hill residents.”

About the American College Health Care Administrators

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. ACHCA’s mission focuses on advancing leadership excellence in long‐term care by providing leadership education, promotion of professional advancement programs such as Fellowship, and the keystone, Mentoring Program. ACHCA’s diverse membership includes administrators from across the post‐acute and aging services care continuum.

About Capitol Hill Healthcare

Located in the heart of Montgomery, Alabama, Capitol Hill Healthcare is the largest and one of the best-run skilled nursing facilities in the state. We have a five-star designation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  With 284 beds, we are a dynamic provider of rehabilitative and sub-acute services. We offer a full range of therapies and options. Capitol Hill pairs innovative care with a focus on our individual residents’ needs while providing a secure, warm and caring home. To learn more, click here.