July 25, 2019 – Vivage colleague and fellow-provider, Janet Snipes, Executive Director of Holly Heights Nursing Center in Denver, has been selected to receive the 2019 American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living Champion of Quality Award. Janet has worked professionally with Jay Moskowitz, Vivage CEO and John Brammeier, Vivage CFO, as well as other leaders of Vivage for more than twenty-five years as the Past-President of the Board of Directors for CHCA. Janet is recognized for significant contributions in local and national long-term care and post-acute services, and as an advocate for long-term care policy and for her dedication to quality of care. Janet has been at the forefront of creating an outstanding community of care at Holly Heights, working as the Administrator there for more than thirty years. Holly Heights earned AHCA’s highest award for Quality in 2018, the AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Award. Janet also has been an active leader on the CHCA Board, representing Colorado’s long-term care providers at countless national meetings, committees, and work with state and federal legislators and regulators. Each year AHCA/NCAL presents the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award to an individual that has made significant national contributions in advancing excellence and quality performance in long-term care and post-acute care. Vivage CEO, Jay Moskowitz states, “Vivage has the greatest respect for Janet for the enormous impact she has had on long-term care services throughout the country. We count on her as a dedicated provider, respected leader and excellent representative for our Association, as she consistently promotes our work in quality care delivery. We congratulate Janet for this well-deserved honor.” Vivage will join Janet at this year’s annual AHCA Conference October 13-16 in Orlando, FL, where she will receive the award. Vivage has two of their skilled nursing communities also being recognized at this event as recipients of Bronze Quality Awards.

Jay and Janet Snipes