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Special PhotoDelores (Lorie) Scroggs won the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American College of Health Care Administrators honored Delores (Lorie) Scroggs, administrator of Westbury Health and Rehabilitation in Conyers, with the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

The leadership award was celebrated at ACHCA’s Annual Convocation and Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. on Mar. 18. Only 7% of facilities nationwide qualified. This year, 1,129 facilities met the selection criteria. A total of 286 administrators in 35 states were awarded the facility leadership award nationally.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of record who provided such leadership for the full 2018 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including health, fire safety and complaint surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also include at least an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious award is made possible with the support of ABILITY Network Inc.

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick. A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center in DesPlaines, Illinois. for over 30 years, Pick embodied excellence as an Administrator that cared for his residents, their families, and his community. This award is presented annually in memory of Pick, a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care.

Scroggs and her husband, Craig, reside in Conyers and are active members of Rockdale Baptist Church.

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Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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