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Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center staff honored by state association

LOUISVILLE – Harlan Health and Rehabilitation Center staff were honored recently with numerous awards at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ Quality Awards Banquet at the Galt House.

Those honored were as follows: Theresa Kyle, Statewide Overall Caregiving winner; Linda Harris, Top 10 Nursing; and Rhonda Freeman, Top 10 Supportive Care.

“It is wonderful to see Theresa, Linda and Rhonda recognized for their dedication and commitment to quality care to their residents,” said Harlan administrator Gail Hensley.

More than 700 long-term care providers met during the meeting, energized by general sessions challenging them with strategies to cope with stress on the job, hiring and retaining quality staff, and breakout sessions on a variety of issues facing long-term care providers.

The week was capped off with the Quality Awards Banquet. The association honored 33 facilities with the Best of Kentucky — Nursing and Rehabilitation Award. The Top 10 Caregivers, Nurses and Supportive Care staff were also named.

“It is a privilege to honor caregivers for the outstanding care and devotion they show every day to their residents,” said KAHCF Board Chair Terry Skaggs. “These honorees are an example of the many Kentucky providers and caregivers delivering quality care. This recognition is a testament to their dedication to their residents.”

Established in 1954, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities is the trade association that represents the proprietary and nonproprietary nursing facilities and personal care homes across the commonwealth.