The honor recognizes distinguished service in the long-term health care management role. The Eastern Division includes 39 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Hunt recently came to Life Care Center of Morristown from Life Care Center of Morgan County, which achieved a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under his leadership. He was praised for developing a strong team at that building.
“Scott has the most infectious, people-person personality of any administrator I have known in my 20 years of long-term care experience,” said Robert Breeden, senior executive director at The Heritage Center in Morristown. “One reason his staff love him is because there is nothing he won’t do to help them. You can find Scott and his leadership staff helping to serve resident meals at nearly every meal of the day.”
Hunt takes time to meet with residents’ families and associates to listen. He also encourages his associates to further their education and career goals.
"Scott has demonstrated professional skill and compassion in dispatching his responsibilities to the associates, residents and families he serves,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “He has uniquely demonstrated a leadership style for others to emulate. This is a distinguished award to receive because it goes to the heart of our mission.”
Fifteen President’s Awards are presented annually to leaders of overall successful facilities or organizations within Life Care.