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CEO Jay Hayston Named to National Future Leader Program

The NH Healthcare Association announced that Jay Hayston, CEO of Cedarcrest Center 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. Hayston will join AHCA/NCAL’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for industry professionals.

“I want to extend my sincerest congratulations to Jay and our new class of Future Leaders,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “These individuals have distinguished themselves with the potential to guide long term care into the future, and I am excited to watch this class grow into the profession’s leaders of tomorrow.

“It’s been clear since he arrived at Cedarcrest that Jay is a rising star in our long-term care community.” States Brendan Williams, President of the NHHCA, of Jay’s leadership.

Jay Hayston is completing his second year as the CEO of Cedarcrest Center, a pediatric complex care short and long term home and school. Dr. Hayston had previously served as the Operating Vice President of Seven Hills Rhode Island and Seven Hills Aspire! In Massachusetts. In addition to being CEO, he is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University in the Doctor of Law & Policy Program and a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Program Surveyor. Dr. Hayston serves on the Board of the national Pediatric Complex Care Association and the NH Healthcare Association.

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 the “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” Symposium held each year in Washington, D.C.

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