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Peconic Landing’s COO and Administrator Greg Garrett Receives Nationwide Skilled Nursing Leadership Award

GREENPORT, N.Y., May 22, 2024 — The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honors Greg Garrett, Peconic Landing’s Chief Operating Officer and Administrator, with the 2024 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Only 2% of facilities nationwide met the initial selection criteria. This year, thirty-nine administrators in 18 states met all eligibility requirements and were awarded the facility leadership award nationally. The leadership award was celebrated at ACHCA’s 57th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Tuesday, May 7.

Garrett, a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Certified Aging Services Professional, has served the award-winning life plan community Peconic Landing since 2006. In his role as Chief Operating Officer and Administrator, he oversees the community’s skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods. With 20 years of experience in administration, Garrett has led the team in achieving a consistent five-star Medicare rating.

Based on the premise that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence, this award recognizes the current administrator of record for the full year reported for the Oct 2023 Care Compare Refresh (April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023). Eligibility for this award is based on three years of skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire Safety, and Complaint Surveys and top quartile performance on designated Quality Measures.

According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the skilled nursing neighborhood at Peconic Landing experiences fewer hospitalizations, fewer outpatient emergency department visits, fewer falls with major injury, and fewer residents with symptoms of depression compared to state and national averages.

“Skilled nursing centers across our country are at the forefront of providing care. Despite ongoing challenges, regulatory burdens, and limited resources, these exceptional leaders and their teams have shown that they can achieve outstanding results,” Robert Lane, ACHCA’s President and CEO.

The Facility Leadership Award was introduced in 2008 by one of ACHCA’s most revered leaders, the late Eli Pick. A former executive director of the Ballard Rehabilitation Center in Des Plaines, Illinois for over 30 years, Pick embodied excellence as an Administrator who cared for his residents, their families, and his community.

“As we celebrate Greg’s achievement, we are reminded that true leadership in healthcare is not just about managing services; it’s about fostering a culture of excellence, compassion, and innovation,” said Peconic Landing’s President and CEO Robert J. Syron. “Greg’s unwavering dedication to our members and his commitment to quality care exemplify the values that Peconic Landing stands for. We are incredibly proud of Greg’s well-deserved recognition and grateful for his continued leadership.”

A dedicated advocate for older adults statewide, Garrett also serves on LeadingAge New York’s Services Board and is a past recipient of the Thomas Clarke Young Administrator of the Year. Garrett holds a master’s degree in health service administration, a bachelor’s degree in economics, and is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, the premier association for leaders in post-acute and aging services. This is Garrett’s eighth time receiving the Eli Pick recognition since 2013. The Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award can be viewed at

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