Roxie Severance received ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — April 28, 2015 — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is proud to honor Roxie Severance, Administrator of Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, N.H., as a 2015 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.  The award was presented during the awards celebration luncheon at ACHCA’s 49th Annual Convocation and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas on April 14, 2015.  This award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach.  Two hundred and fifty-seven administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

Ms. Severance was one of 30 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award recipients recognized by over 240 peers at the luncheon.  This award recognizes the administrator of record who provided 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 included an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.

“Advancing leadership excellence is at the core of our mission,” commented Marianna Grachek, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACHCA.  “There is a close relationship between facility leadership and quality outcomes—and ultimately, between quality care and operational success.”

The Morrison’s Board of Trustees believes that facility excellence is a reflection of both leadership excellence and a dedicated team. While we appreciate and value Roxie’s leadership, we know the success of The Morrison depends upon more than one person — it takes a team of committed, caring and compassionate professionals to make it happen says Dave Rodham, Board Chair, we are extremely proud of this highly functioning, committed team.The Morrison, skilled nursing center and assisted living, offers quality senior services in Whitefield New Hampshire. More information about The Morrison can be found at

The ACHCA firmly believes that long-term care facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence.  The prestigious Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award is made possible with the support of eHealth Data Solutions.

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 post-acute and aging services leaders.  Focused on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long-term care.  For more information about ACHCA, contact the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit