Richmond, VA— The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living this week announced Ted LeNeave a recipient of the Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award at its 2012 Congressional Briefing in Washington, DC. The Joe Warner award honors AHCA/NCAL members who have worked diligently to educate Members of Congress about the needs of long term care patients and residents, and who have worked to advance quality care in long term and post-acute care facilities.
“Ted has received this award in recognition of his commitment to ensuring that our elderly and disabled fellow citizens have access to the quality care that they need,” said Congressman Robert Hurt (R, VA-5) in a video message presented to more than 400 long term care professionals attending the AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing. “I would like to be the first to congratulate him for his efforts.”
Mr. LeNeave is the President and Chief Executive Officer of American HealthCare, L.L.C., which manages 16 long term and post-acute care properties across the Commonwealth of Virginia. LeNeave is a licensed nursing home administrator and a graduate of Norfolk State University’s Health Services Management program. He served nine years on the Virginia Health Care Association’s Board of Directors, two of those years as Chairman. In 2009, the Virginia Health Care Association awarded Mr. LeNeave the James G. Dunton Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.
“As I have visited Ted at his facilities, I have seen firsthand his commitment to this cause as he cares for those who often cannot care for themselves,” continued Congressman Hurt. “Ted has dedicated his career to not only educating but also advocating on behalf of the patients across the fifth district and this country.”
Named for the late Joe Warner, the annual award recognizes advocates who possess the same compassion for, and commitment to, the nation’s frail, elderly, and disabled that exemplified the work of former president and CEO of Illinois-based Heritage Enterprises, Joe Warner. LeNeave is one of four recipients of the 2012 Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award.
Submitted by Michael Cowden