Hanssen Honored with Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for Second Consecutive Year

Posted: 5/18/2015

Jason HanssenThe American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Jason Hanssen, administrator at The Neighborhoods at Brookview, for the second consecutive year with the ACHCA 2015 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

Hanssen was one of 257 administrators nationally to receive the award, which recognizes the administrator of record who provided leadership throughout the award year. The award honors facility excellence reflected by leadership excellence as exemplified at The Neighborhoods at Brookview.

Overall quality is measured by three years of skilled nursing facility survey data including health, fire (life safety), and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The facility must also meet 80 percent or greater occupancy with a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status, marking The Neighborhoods at Brookview among the highest quality care facilities in the nation.

The award memorializes Eli Pick, a former member of ACHCA dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long-term care.

The Neighborhoods at Brookview features 73 private rooms and three semi-private rooms for couples. The facility contains three neighborhoods, each with two households, accommodating 26 residents per neighborhood. The neighborhoods and households include kitchen and living spaces as well as private family dining rooms, spa areas and other amenities.

The nursing home offers short and long-term care to residents. The facility embraces the household model of care which aims to create a homelike, social setting for residents. Staff incorporates the five person-directed values in care: Choice, Dignity, Respect, Self-Determination and Purposeful Living. For more information, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/Neighborhoods.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.