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Life Care Centers of America honored Cathy Howe, executive director at Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, with one of two President’s Awards for its Eastern Division on Aug. 14, 2017.


The honor recognizes distinguished service in the long-term health care management role. The Eastern Division includes 39 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.


Howe was praised for leading Life Care Center of Crossville to positive resident outcomes and state survey (health inspection) results, including a deficiency-free survey in 2016, as well as for her active involvement in community events. She was also commended for her leadership during a difficult time at the facility.


“Cathy has demonstrated professional skill and compassion in dispatching her responsibilities to the associates, residents and families she serves,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “She has uniquely demonstrated a leadership style for others to emulate. This is a distinguished award to receive because it goes to the heart of our mission.”


Fifteen President’s Awards are presented annually to leaders of overall successful facilities or organizations within Life Care.