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Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center Administrator Robyn Jennings Receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

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Robyn Jennings, Administrator, Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has honored Robyn Jennings, Administrator of the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond, VA with the 2017 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The leadership award was recently celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCA’s 51st Annual Convocation and Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. Fewer than 9% of facilities nationwide qualify. This year, 1,288 facilities met the selection criteria. Two hundred and six administrators were awarded the facility leadership award nationally. John Newby, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, reacted to the news of the award by sharing “We are so proud of Robyn, and all our staff at Sitter & Barfoot, who are devoted to providing excellent care to our veterans each and every day.”

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of record who provided that leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety), and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also include an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.
This award is in memory of Eli Pick who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care.

About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) operates 28 benefit offices that assist veterans and their family members in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering nursing, assisted living, and domiciliary care for veterans, and three veterans cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. VDVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to needed services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education, and other programs. The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s monument to honor the memory of Virginia’s men and women who demonstrated a willingness to serve and fight to defend our way of life from World War II to the present.