AHCA/NCAL Named a 2019 Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Mark Parkinson Honored as Top CEO in Small-Employer Category

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2019 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Association has been recognized as part of this elite list. AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson has also been named Top CEO in the small-employer category.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Parkinson. “It is rewarding to know that not only is the work you do helping people, but the staff is truly passionate about making a difference. That passion shows through the culture we’ve built and in both of these special recognitions. It is a pleasure to work alongside and lead this committed group of talented professionals every day.”

Selection as a Top Workplace is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year’s list honors more than 150 companies including government contractors, law firms, nonprofits, schools, and businesses.

“Now in its sixth year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to reflect companies in the region that cultivate a connection with their workforce,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes. “It’s clear from the survey that these organizations share a commitment to providing support and an environment that makes employees feel valued and respected.”

This is Parkinson’s first selection as a Top CEO. Energage surveyed hundreds of employees in the Washington area to rate the extent to which they have confidence in their company’s leadership. He received the highest marks in the small-employer category for 2019. Parkinson has been AHCA/NCAL President & CEO since 2011. He also served as the 45th Governor of the State of Kansas. Prior to that, he was the owner and operator of long term care facilities in Kansas and Missouri.

The Washington Post hosted an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 20 to recognize the top-ranked companies. Visit The Washington Post website for more about this year’s Top Workplaces and to see the full list of 2019 honorees. Learn more about AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson, including his goals, disappointments, and management lessons here.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 13,700 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.