ACHCA's Awards Program

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) presented the 2017 annual awards on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, during the awards luncheon at ACHCA’s 51st Annual Convocation and Exposition in St. Louis.  Congratulations to 2017's Award Winners!

The ACHCA Awards program is an opportunity to recognize those with demonstrated contributions and exceptional commitment to ACHCA and the field of post-acute and aging services leadership. The Awards Subcommittee ensures that all ACHCA awards and scholarships have objective eligibility criteria and follow a fair, credible process.  Awards are issued at the individual, chapter/district, student, and facility level.  Each year, nominees include new and seasoned administrators, members and non-members, business partners, chapters and districts, and other leaders.  Facility leadership excellence is recognized through the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award (EP-FLA).  Administrators of high-performing nursing homes are eligible for this award.  All approved award candidates are celebrated and honored during the national awards ceremony at ACHCA’s annual Convocation.  The Awards Subcommittee looks forward to receiving your nomination!

 CC Andrews, 2016 – 2017 Awards Subcommittee Chair

Awards & Scholarships

ACHCA Individual and Partner Awards

  • Click here for descriptions and eligibility requirements for ACHCA Individual and Partner Awards.
  • Click here to nominate someone for and ACHCA award.

Chapter/District Achievement Award

  • Click here to learn more about ACHCA's Chapter/District Achievement Award.
  • It is recommended that chapters and districts review the PDSA Model tutorial document prior to submitting an application. Click here to access the PDSA Model tutorial.
  • Click here to submit a project or initiative for an ACHCA Chapter/District Achievement Award.

Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award (EP-FLA) is a pre-selected award.  The ACHCA Awards Subcommittee establishes criteria based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) QM and Survey Data.  A notification letter will be sent by U.S. Mail to facilities identified as eligible to receive the award.  Administrators must attest their eligibility.  Notification letters should arrive at eligible facilities in early January.  For more information about the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, please click here.

W. Phillip McConnell Student Scholarship Fund (Administered by the Ohio Chapter)

  • Click here for information on how to apply for the W. Phillip McConnell Student Scholarship Fund

To view a listing of past ACHCA award winners from 1991-2016, please click here.