Tuesday, May 16, 2017


A Piqua, Ohio woman has been named the 2017 Administrator of the Year by the state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities.

Kristy Earick, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), was chosen by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as the groups 2017 Administrator of the Year. The award was presented to Earick at the Association’s annual convention in Columbus earlier this month.

The Administrator of the Year Award is presented to individuals showing unsurpassed dedication to the facility and its residents as well as the long-term care profession. Candidates for the honor are nominated by the facility and its staff, and winners are chosen by a panel of long-term care experts appointed by the Association.

Kristy Earick's passion for working with seniors started early, learning from her mother who worked as a nurse in a local facility where Kristy volunteered. As a college student, she worked part time as an activity assistant, and her love for long-term care persisted.

During her 15 years at Versailles Health Care Center, Kristy has instilled a culture of family and compassion where every employee, patient and family member feels significant and appreciated. She has empowered her employees in their personal and professional growth, always finding their unique talents. Low employee turnover and high employee satisfaction are the rule. Kristy finds solutions, and challenges each department to continually evaluate and improve quality of care and quality of life.

Kristy has led the facility to earn top awards within the company and nationally; Versailles has been recognized as "Facility of the Year" four times and earned a Silver AHCA Award in 2014. Patients, residents and families adore Kristy, who strives to make their lives enjoyable and worthwhile. Over her tenure as an Administrator, she has touched the lives of many people and her staff nominated her for this very deserving recognition.

The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit organization of more than 900 nursing facilities, assisted living residences and providers of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, caring for 80,000 Ohio residents. It is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide.

Versailles Health Care Center is a beautiful 112-bed skilled nursing facility located in rural Darke County only minutes away from Dayton area hospitals. In 2010, the facility was remodeled to offer a 39-bed transitional care unit equipped with televisions, electric beds, and telephones for the "Homeward Bound" patients.

The staff of Versailles Health Care Center is made up of approximately 150 specially trained professionals meeting the needs of the community and those requiring nursing and rehabilitation services. Several of Versailles Health Care Center’s dedicated and caring staff members have been with the facility for over 25 years and are the reason for the popularity. As part of the Covenant Care family, Versailles Health Care Center is proud to be a provider of choice, as well as an employer of choice, in the community.

Versailles Health Care Center offers a homelike environment for residents and patients. Versailles Health Care Center offers both in-house nursing and rehabilitation services along with outpatient therapy, and is proud to boast that it is one of the premier nursing facilities in the Dayton-Darke County area.

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