Published on April 23, 2019

Oak Crossing Facility Leadership Award

Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Administrator Christy Brinkman and her leadership team have been honored by the American College of Health Care Administrators with the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Only 7% of facilities nationwide qualified and this year, 1,129 facilities met the selection criteria. Nationally, 286 administrators in 35 states were awarded the facility leadership award.

Brinkman has been the administrator at Oak Crossing since 2004 and credits her leadership team for this award. She says, “Our team strives every day to provide excellent, compassionate care to our residents, patients and families. Achieving high quality, reliable care is the cumulative result of the team’s constant efforts to improve the delivery of care.”

Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the health, fire safety and complaint surveys as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also include at least an 80% or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a special focus facility status.

Oak Crossing is a long-term care center focusing on the needs of its residents. With four distinct neighborhoods, residents can get to know their neighbors and allows staff to get to know the residents. A variety of amenities and services are provided for residents.