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Andrew McKillop Named 2016 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

Tallahassee, FL – More than 800 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Andrew McKillop, administrator of Okeechobee Health Care Facility, as he was honored as the statewide 2016 Nursing Home Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented during FHCA’s Annual Conference in Orlando on August 7-11, is the highest honor given to a nursing home administrator in Florida’s long term care profession. For …Read More

State Representative Pigman Visits OHCF

Okeechobee Health Care Facility was honored to receive State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman recently for a visit and tour of our facility. Dr. Pigman visited with residents, nurses, and administrative staff during his visit. Above photos used by permission of the photographer, Susan Giddings of Okeechobee The Magazine.

Whistling Champion Visits OHCF

Phyllis Heil, the female international whistling entertainer of the year for six different years, recently presented a concert featuring the oldie-goldies, patriotic medleys and good-ole gospel tunes much to the delight of the residents of Okeechobee Healthcare Facility. Phyllis amazed the residents in that she can whistle while breathing in and out without taking a breath!  Phyllis took one whistling lesson from her brother when she was young and has been whistling ever since.  She …Read More

A Special Valentine’s Day

Students from the Kindergarten-2nd grade classes at First Baptist Church made Valentine’s Day special for the residents of Okeechobee Healthcare Facility as they shared home-made valentines, treats and songs with them. Students pictured left to right above include (Front Row )  Justin Jordan, Matthew May, Carli Avant, Lee Jay, Roper Ellerbee, Enekin Anthony, Julian Holmes, Scott Douglas, Noah Hazellief & Emma Rucks.  (Middle Row)  Emily Thompson, Clayton Thompson, Emily Johnson, Ethan Blomefield, Anabella McGovern, Amber …Read More

Between Generations

Eighteen young people participating in the First United Methodist Youth Program visited with residents of Okeechobee Health Care Facility recently for their first monthly inter-generational activity of the school year. After having a snack and talking with the residents about their younger years and church involvement, the students shared a summary of their interview with the group.  The Okeechobee News published photos from this event on page 22 of Vol. 103, No. 136 (Sunday, November 11, 2012) …Read More

City of Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk Makes Official Proclamation

In the May 1st, 2012 regular meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, Mayor Kirk called the meeting to order at 6:02 PM and following the Invocation and Roll Call, made an official proclamation as the first order of business. In the presentation, Mayor James E. Kirk proclaimed May 13 through 19, 2012 as National Nursing Home Week, presenting the proclamation to Mr. Andrew McKillop, Administrator of the Okeechobee Health Care Facility and read the following: …Read More

Andrew McKillop Receives Florida Health Care Award

Okeechobee Health Care Administrator, Andrew McKillop, received the 2011 Arthur H. Harris Government Services Award at the Florida Health Care Association’s annual convention in August 2011. The award was presented to Mr. McKillop for his “hard work and dedication to FHCA and its members and residents during the 2011 Legislative session.” In the presentation to McKillop, Florida Health Care Association spokesman, ___________ said that Mr. McKillop is “a tremendous spokesperson for the long term care …Read More