May 21, 2018

Piper Shores CEO receives ACHCA’s national leadership award

Courtesy / Piper Shores
Courtesy / Piper Shores
Piper Shores CEO Jim Adamowicz received the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.


Founded in 1962 the American College of Health Care Administrators 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, visit or send an e-mail to

Piper Shores CEO Jim Adamowicz is one of this year's recipients of the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Adamowicz, a resident of Falmouth, has been CEO of Piper Shores since February 2013. Under his leadership the organization has added a $14 million memory care and assisted living residence and recently a 2,800-square-foot arts center.

Fewer than 11% of facilities nationwide qualify for the award, according to the ACHCA website. This year, 1,717 facilities met the selection criteria. Three hundred and fifty-one administrators in 45 states were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, the award recognizes administrators of record who provided such leadership for the full 2017 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including the health, fire safety and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also include an 85% or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a "special focus facility" status.

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA's most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick, a longtime executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center in DesPlaines, Ill.

The leadership award, which is made possible with the support of ABILITY Network Inc., was at ACHCA's 52nd Annual Convocation and Exposition in Orlando, Fla.


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