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PruittHealth Executives Receive Leadership Excellence Award

Fourth Annual GHCA Leadership Excellence Awards Honor Professionals

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PruittHealth announced today that the Georgia Health Care Association recently honored three of its professionals for their efforts to help Georgians receive better long-term and post-acute health care. The fourth annual GHCA Leadership Excellence Awards were presented at the association's summer conference by Jon S. Howell, President and CEO of the Georgia Health Care Association and William C. Davis, Chair of the GHCA Board of Directors.

Pictured is PruittHealth Chief Human Resources Officer George Hunt at the GHCA Leadership Excellence Awards dinner.

George Hunt, Chief Human Resource Officer at PruittHealth in Norcross, received the GHCA Leadership Excellence Award. This honor recognizes an individual who has provided leadership that is worthy of statewide recognition, including a commitment to quality, stewardship, and integrity. Hunt, who has worked in long-term care for 43 years, oversees Human Resources for 16,000 partners employed by PruittHealth. He serves on the American Health Care Association's Workforce Committee that is researching ways to address the rapid turnover in long-term care throughout the country.

Also recognized were award finalists Carol Wellman, Administrator at Laurel Park, and Mae Phillips, DHS at PruittHealth – Bethany.

"Long-term and post-acute care professionals in Georgia are committed to providing high-quality and compassionate care that meets the ever-changing needs of Georgia's elderly and disabled citizens," said Jon S. Howell, President and CEO of the Georgia Health Care Association. "The GHCA Leadership Excellence Award is a wonderful way to honor these special individuals whose work impacts thousands of lives each and every day."

"I am so pleased that these PruittHealth professionals were distinguished by GHCA.  Their hard work and dedication contributes to the quality care delivered by PruittHealth each day to more than 24,000 patients throughout the Southeast, and I am delighted that their commitment to caring has received statewide recognition," said Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and CEO of PruittHealth.

About the Georgia Health Care Association

Founded in 1953, the Georgia Health Care Association is a not-for-profit organization representing long-term and post-acute care providers located throughout the state of Georgia. The association is dedicated to enhancing the ability of providers to provide competent and compassionate care and advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly and disabled Georgians.  GHCA's more than 360 members serve more than 73,000 individuals annually. For more information visit www.GHCA.info or www.Facebook.com/GHCA.info.

About PruittHealth

Since 1969, PruittHealth has been providing high-quality health care services throughout the Southeast. The PruittHealth family of providers is well known for its holistic model of care, as well as its proactive performance improvement programs, and its continuous commitment to caring and to quality.  The PruittHealth family includes hundreds of locations and touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Care is provided to customers through skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted living and independent living communities. PruittHealth also provides institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, and care management. For more information visit PruittHealth.com.

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