Juneau Leader Recognized by AHCA/NCAL

Updated: Aug 27

Kirk Elmore of Juneau’s Wildflower Court Chosen as a Future Long Term and Post-Acute Care Leader for National Organization.


The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) announced today that Kirk Elmore from Wildflower Court in Juneau 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. Elmore 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 Kirk Elmore and help them develop their career and passion for serving our nation’s seniors.”


Elmore started his career in healthcare as an Activities Director at Wildflower Court, working closely with an interdisciplinary team to provide excellent care to facility residents. He then served as the Human Resources Director prior to moving into his current role as Administrator. Elmore has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast and it currently working on a doctorate through Liberty University.

With over 20 years’ experience, Elmore is an excellent choice to represent Alaska at this national forum. We know he will make a difference for our state.” Connie Beemer, Vice President of Post-Acute Care and Finance ASHNHA

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.


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