Clive, Iowa – The South Dakota Healthcare Association has announced that Megan Kleinsasser, Accura HealthCare Regional Vice President of Operations, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a national, future leader in long term and post-acute care. Megan will join AHCA/NCAL’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for industry professionals.
“Now more than ever, we need to build a pipeline of diverse leaders for our profession,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “Our profession has been through the most challenging year, and we need dedicated, up-and-coming leaders to continue to innovate and improve long term care. We are excited to work with Megan and help them develop their career and passion for serving our nation’s seniors.”
From Ted LeNeave, Accura HealthCare Founder & CEO: “As a fellow graduate of AHCA Future Leader Program, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best that our profession has to offer. In my opinion, Megan is already one of the top professionals at an early stage of her career. This experience will help her make an even greater positive impact in her service locally, and now she will be able to make an impact nationally. I proud to have her share the Accura culture on this national stage.”
Megan Kleinsasser joined the Accura family in 2019 with over 15 years of healthcare experience. Megan is a graduate of Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she received a degree in Health Services Administration, as well as gaining her Master’s degree in Public Health & Human Service Administration. Megan realized early in her career that quality is the foundation for successful care delivery. Megan has gained experience in skilled nursing, assisted living, as well as home and community-based services. During her time as an Executive Director in Minnesota and South Dakota, Megan acquired the roles Regional Quality Specialist and Senior Executive Director. In 2016, Megan began serving on the South Dakota Healthcare Association Board of Directors. She is also an AHCA Senior Examiner, reviewing quality award applications. She has successfully written and received the Bronze and Silver Quality Awards. Throughout her career, Megan has dedicated herself to bettering the lives of her staff and residents with a strong focus on quality and accountability. Megan is committed to continuing her focus and utilizing her expertise within the Accura family.
AHCA/NCAL developed the Future Leaders program in 2004. Selected participants demonstrate both leadership potential and represent the interests of state and national long term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off with a two-day symposium held each year in Washington, D.C. This year’s symposium will take place September 28 – 30, 2021.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.
ABOUT ACCURA HEALTHCARE
Accura HealthCare’s nursing and rehabilitation centers provide individualized care for residents and patients to return to higher levels of function. Our intensive medical and rehabilitative services include orthopedic, pulmonary, cardiac, dementia, respite, diabetes, and hospice services for short and long-term care needs. Also, our assisted living communities help our residents remain independent in private settings while providing housekeeping and dining services, activities, companionship, and a 24-hour emergency response. To learn more and schedule a tour of our facilities, call your nearest location today. From its inception, Founder, Ted LeNeave, saw one true purpose for his company: to care for others. In selecting a company name, Ted chose the Latin word ‘Accura’, which means “to care for”. This purpose is not simply defined as caring for Accura’s residents and tenants; instead, this purpose has a large continuum that includes Accura staff and families. We believe it is the responsibility of Accura to share and build on our purpose among all of our care locations to create the highest quality experience and culture. From the moment a new resident, tenant, staff, or family member walk through the doors of any Accura care location, our true purpose is on display at every turn. We are honored to care for others. We are honored to grow our family and share our purpose every day.