Seneca Health Care Center Honored by ACHCA as Top Performer for Second Year

Seneca Health Care Center Honored by ACHCA as Top Performer for Second Year

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Kirsten Whittemore, ANP, MS, LNHA, administrator at The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, is a recipient of the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award presented by the American College of Health Care Administrators, ACHCA.

The award was introduced 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 7-percent of the facilities nationwide qualify.

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.

Whittemore has worked for the organization since 2017 and holds degrees from Boston College and the University at Buffalo. She is responsible for the overall operation of the 160-bed facility. She resides in East Aurora.

Seneca Health Care Center provides subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, Journeys palliative care and respite/short-term care. The facility continuously receives five-star ratings from the federal government and finished in the first quintile of NY State’s quality benchmarking pool for five out of five years. For more information visit


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