The American College of Health Care Administrators has honored JML Care Center executive director Cynthia Lehtinen with a 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Eligibility for the award is based on 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 criteria also include an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a special focus status.
Ms. Lehtinen, who lives in Falmouth, was one of 234 directors from around the country to receive the award. She has been with JML for 14 years, serving as executive director since 2012 and as director of nursing for eight years prior to that.