Kansas Governor’s dedication to long term care recognized
– Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, the incoming President & CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) was honored yesterday by the Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC). Governor Parkinson received the organization’s second annual Caring Award.
“Governor Mark Parkinson has intimate knowledge of the long term and post-acute care sector that has allowed him to be a dedicated champion of elder care issues both in the Kansas legislature and as Governor,” stated Bruce Yarwood, President & CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We know that he will continue to advocate for long term care professionals when he joins AHCA/NCAL and we congratulate him on this well-deserved and appropriate award.”
AHCA/NCAL is the nation’s leading association representing the long term care profession. When he assumes the role of President & CEO in January, Governor Parkinson will be the leader for 11,000 member facilities and the 1.5 million Americans they care for each day. The KABC Caring Award is given to recognize exemplary contributions of leadership in providing quality care for frail elders and persons with disabilities in Kansas. Governor Parkinson received this award during KABC’s “Stand By Me” benefit on October 17.