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Contact: Steve Vinson
Telephone: 229.931.5925
Cell: 662.891.3236
Email: svinson@magnoliamanor.com
Website: http://www.magnoliamanor.com

February 9, 2018


Magnolia Manor Corporate Office, Americus, GA, February 9, 2018 – Magnolia Manor is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President for Operations, Hill Fort was recently presented the 2018 Leadership in Innovation Award. The award was presented by the Georgia Health Care Association and Georgia Center for Assisted Living (GHCA/GCAL) at the Stars in Long Term Care Award Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17 during the GHCA/GCAL Winter Convention and Trade Show in Atlanta, GA.

“Hill exemplifies the qualities of leadership excellence and  is the consummate professional, said Mark R. Todd, President & CEO. “He is tireless in his commitment to providing quality care to the resident’s entrusted to our care at Magnolia Manor. Our organization is better as a result of his passion, guidance and leadership and we are thankful to have him in his role as Senior Vice President for Operations. He inspires others to follow his example of servant leadership, working with a servant leader’s heart for all of our residents and staff.”

Presented annually by GHCA/GCAL, the Leadership Excellence Awards are given to individuals who demonstrate leadership that is worthy of statewide recognition. Recipients are leaders in long term or post-acute care centers of any occupation who demonstrate exemplary commitment to providing the highest quality of care to Georgia’s deserving seniors. There are three award categories, Leadership Excellence, Leadership Innovation, and Leadership in Public Confidence.

“On behalf of GHCA/GCAL, I applaud Hill Fort on receiving this recognition and thank him for his commitment to ensuring high quality of care and quality of life is being provided to the vulnerable individuals he serves,” said GHCA/GCAL President and CEO Tony Marshall. “Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!”

Hill Fort was hired as the Administrator of the Americus Nursing Center on August 30, 2004. He has served as Senior Vice President for Operations since 2008. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of all facilities and campuses. Currently the organization serves 1500 residents with over 1200 staff members on eight campuses throughout South Georgia. Hill has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1996. He is a past President of the Southwest Council of the Georgia Healthcare Association and is active in other roles across the industry. He is a leader in the industry across the state for his innovative approaches to improving quality care to seniors. Hill has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the former Southern College of Technology (now merged with Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, GA.

About Magnolia Manor:

Magnolia Manor is a faith-based ministry serving senior adults throughout South Georgia. Services at our eight locations are open to all persons, regardless of denominational affiliation. We provide various levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Catered Care, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing, and specialized Memory Care.


The Georgia Health Care Association/Georgia Center for Assisted Living is a non-profit association of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, and home and community based case managers called SOURCE. Advocates for Georgia’s elderly since 1953, the association represents 95% of skilled nursing care facilities in Georgia and represents the best interests of patients, residents and consumers as well as owners, administrators, and other personnel. GHCA strives to enhance the ability of its members to provide competent and compassionate care to meet the ever-changing health care needs of Georgia’s infirm, elderly and disabled citizens. For more information, visit www.ghca.info.


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