Julie Collins, executive director

On April 4, 2017, Julie Collins, executive director at Life Care Center of Bridgeton, Missouri, won the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award during the annual American College of Health Care Administrators Convocation.


The award goes to administrators of facilities that meet eligibility requirements with regard to survey results, occupancy and quality measures. According to ACHCA, the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award is a distinction of significance, and fewer than 9 percent of facilities nationwide qualify.


This year, in Missouri, only 11 facilities qualified.


“It felt fabulous to be able to bring such an award back to my team,” said Collins. “The team growing and working together has allowed us to continue to provide outstanding care and services as well as continue to improve on quality measures and other metrics. Receiving such an award acknowledges all of the hard work the team does.”