Brookhaven Health Care Facility Honored by ACHCA as Top Performer

Brookhaven Health Care Facility Honored by ACHCA as Top Performer

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Debi Gaines, LNHA, administrator at The McGuire Group’s Brookhaven Health Care Facility in East Patchogue, is a recipient of the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award presented by the American College of Health Care Administrators, ACHCA. She will be recognized at the ACHCA’s 52nd annual convocation and exposition on April 24.

The award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick, and seeks to identify high-performing skilled nursing facilities and the leaders who make them excel. The award is a distinction of significance, as only 11-percent of the facilities nationwide qualify. Likewise, of the more than 550 nursing homes in New York State, only 221 qualified.

Gaines has been the administrator at Brookhaven Health Care Facility since 1999 and is responsible for the overall operation of the facility. She resides in Nissequogue.

The ACHCA’s awards program uses data-driven criteria collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, and includes MDS quality indicators, occupancy information and three years of survey data to identify the top performing facilities.  Some of the quality measures evaluated include pain, pressure ulcers, psychotropic medications, urinary tract infections and hospital readmission rates.

Brookhaven Health Care Facility provides subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, and respite/short-term care. It recently opened a proprietary Telistat™ Restorative Care Unit for advanced cardiac monitoring. It is the first of its kind on Long Island. The facility continuously receives 5-star ratings from the federal government and finished in the first quintile of NY State’s quality benchmarking initiative for 5 out of 5 years. For more information visit


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