ADVA Names Administrator for Fayetteville Veterans HomeThursday, June 16, 2016 4:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2016
ADVA Names Administrator for Fayetteville Veterans Home
~ Arkansas State Veterans Home upgraded to five-star rating
Fayetteville, Ark. – Director Matt Snead of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) announced Jay Green as the administrator for the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville.
Green will begin serving at the home Monday.
“Watching Jay interact with our Veterans and staff during the second interview, we knew he was the right person for the job,” said Snead, “I want to thank the task force consisting of the family council and other key stakeholders who did an outstanding job screening applicants after a nationwide search, and assisting us with the decision.”
Green holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He previously served as administrator for Stagecoach Nursing and Rehab in Benton, Ark., Greystone Nursing and Rehab in Cabot, Ark. and St. Andrew’s Place in Conway, Ark.
Snead also announced that the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville earned a five-star rating Tuesday. The five-star rating system, created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was implemented in 2008. The quality of nursing homes that achieve the five-star rating are considered to be “much above average”. Approximately the top ten percent of facilities in the state receive the five-star rating.
This is the first time that the agency has achieved the CMS five-star rating at any of its facilities.
“This is truly an historic achievement earned through the hard work of our employees and volunteers at Fayetteville; our Veterans deserve the best in a long-term care, now they have it!” said Snead.
ADVA is a state agency created in 1923. The agency operates Veterans Home(s), Veteran Cemeteries and administers the statewide Veteran Service Officer Network. Officials broke ground for the Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville September 3, 2004. The home is a 108-bed skilled nursing facility that provides a warm and home-like atmosphere for Veterans. The agency will open the doors to a new state-of-the-art Veterans home utilizing an innovative “small-house design” in North Little Rock in the fall. To learn more about our services visit us at www.veterans.arkansas.gov