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Okeechobee Health Care Facility Earns 2017 Silver National Quality Award

Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Health Care Facility has been recognized as a 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which was established in 1996 and spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in …Read More

Patricia A Ebanks, FHCA Rising Star 2017

Patricia Ebanks, RN, ADON, IFC, Case Manager at Okeechobee Health Care Facility was recently awarded Florida Health Care Association’s newest award – the Rising Star in Long Term Care Nursing – during the  2017 Nurse Leadership Program! Patricia has spent more than 20 years at Okeechobee Health Care Facility, beginning as a CNA and working her way up to Assistant Director of Nursing. She has a constant quest for learning, believing that one can never …Read More

Senator Denise Grimsley Visits OHCF

Last week, Okeechobee Health Care Facility was privileged to once again host Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Lake Placid). The visit was an excellent opportunity to thank Senator Grimsley for her ongoing support of the long term care profession. Senator Grimsley was accompanied by Florida Healthcare Association staff member Bob Asztalos during his first visit to Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Administrator and Florida Health Care Association Legislative Committee Vice Chair Andrew McKillop and his team provided an …Read More

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

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