The Arkansas Health Care Foundation (AHCF) announced Stacey Ussery, administrator at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, as the 2013 Long Term Care Administrator of the Year. The award was presented at the AHCF Annual Caregiver Awards held during the Arkansas Health Care Association Annual Fall Conference and Business Meeting at the Little Rock Marriott hotel.

As administrator, Ussery has implemented measures at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center designed to improve the quality of life of her residents and the quality of place for all.

Her character is defined by her spirit, dedication, work ethic, sense of humor and grace under pressure.

Focusing diligently to prevent any system issues before they arise, Ussery demonstrates considerable constant efforts to assess her facility’s strength and improvement areas. She maintains the highest work ethic and encourages every employee to strive for excellence, giving them the tools and education necessary to perform their assignments.

In 2010 Ussery involved the facility in Culture Change, a national movement for the transformation of older adult services based on person-directed values and practices.

Through engaging with residents, their families and her staff, Ussery has proved to be an active leader, overseeing the facility’s transition to a more home-like atmosphere.