Marilyn Cameron of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Receives Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

Marilyn Cameron Recieves Award

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Marilyn Cameron, Health Services Administrator at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, with the 2020 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes Cameron for providing such leadership for the full 2019 calendar year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including the Health, Fire Safety, and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also include at least an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious award is made possible with the support of ABILITY® Network Inc. Cameron is one of only 78 administrators throughout the United States to be recognized with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

“This award is truly a team accomplishment and a testament to all of the Westminster Woods skilled nursing employees’ commitment to caring for the senior population.  It is a facility award and should have everyone’s name on it!” Cameron said.

Brian Tenney, Executive Director at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, congratulated Cameron on this recognition. “We are proud of Marilyn and her team for this great accomplishment.  We are fortunate to have Marilyn as our Administrator for more than 8 years.  Our results are reflective of Marilyn’s consistent and compassionate leadership.”

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick. A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center, Des Plaines, IL for over 30 years, Eli embodied excellence as an Administrator that cared for his residents, their families, and his community. This award is presented annually in memory of Eli, a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing professionalism and leadership in long term care. Additional information regarding the award can be viewed at

About American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA): Founded in 1962, ACHCA is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s long-term care administrator and executive. ACHCA’s mission focuses on advancing leadership excellence in long-term care through the provision of leadership education, promotion of professional advancement programs such as Fellowship, and the keystone, Mentoring Program. ACHCA’s diverse membership includes administrators from across the continuum of post-acute and aging services care.

About Westminster Woods on Julington Creek: Westminster Woods on Julington Creek is The Natural Choice for active senior living, ideally located on the shores of Julington Creek, a half-mile-wide tributary of the St. Johns River. Our beautiful, wooded campus of nearly 90 acres combines neighborhoods of detached villas and garden and waterfront apartment homes. We have served senior adults in Jacksonville and St. Johns County for more than 50 years, with an emphasis on exceptional living options, whole-person wellbeing and Lifelong Learning, backed by a financially strong and Mission-inspired, faith-based community.

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