Crystal Cordovano and Christine O’Toole receive national leadership awards

Both named recipients of American College of Health Care Administrators’ Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award


GOSHEN, N.Y. (May  23,  2016)  —  Two Elant administrators have been recently named recipients of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.


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Crystal Cordovano, administrator of Elant
at Goshen who lives in New Windsor, and Monroe resident Christine O’Toole, administrator of Elant at Meadow Hill in Newburgh, won the award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick. The award recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. They were two of 288 administrators who received leadership awards nationally.


“This award is a testament to Crystal’s and Christine’s commitment to outstanding quality patient care,” said Joseph Tomaino, Elant’s interim CEO. “They, and all of our staff, work diligently to provide the best patient care to all Elant residents. To have Crystal and Christine be acknowledged by the American College of Health Care Administrators is a significant recognition.”


Within that group of 288, Cordovano and O’Toole were two of 247 to receive the award with virtual recognition.  This award recognizes the administrator of record who provided leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety), and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also included an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.


According to the ACHCA, post-acute and aging services facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence. The prestigious Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award is made possible with the support of eHealth Data Solutions.


About Elant

Elant is a comprehensive health care system that serves the needs of more than 3,000 individuals throughout the Hudson Valley region. The organization includes five campuses and employs more than 1,200 dedicated individuals. Elant provides a full continuum of care, including Sub-Acute Care and Rehabilitation Services, Skilled Nursing Care, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Retirement Community Living, and Home Health Care services.  To learn more, call 800-501-3936.


About the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) 

Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s post-acute and aging services leaders. Focused on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA, contact the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit