John Montgomery, vice president of strategic operations for Southern administrative services for the Arkansas Health Care Association, has been chosen as a national “Future Leader” in long-term and post-acute care.
Montgomery will join the Future Leaders program, a year-long program from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living 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 the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. “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 John Montgomery and help to develop his career and passion for serving our nation’s seniors.”
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living 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 Sept. 28-30.
Rachel Bunch, executive director of the Arkansas Health Care Association, said, “John has provided exceptional leadership in the last year as well as previous years, and investing in his commitment and dedication to the long term care industry is essential to serving our state’s most vulnerable.”