The award is given to those who serve the senior housing and care sector including women working in long-term care/post-acute care, assisted living, independent living, senior living, memory care, hospice and life plan communities, and direct care providers.
In a statement, CareOne said that the winners were chosen for their success in leading massive growth at their companies, completing multiple degrees, overcoming tragedy and mentoring younger employees.
“These Women of Distinction reflect the phenomenal talent within the industry. It’s a privilege to honor them,” said McKnight publisher Craig Roth.
Straus was awarded the Hall of Honor distinction due to her role as executive vice president of CareOne, and a member of the company’s executive committee. Straus has overseen the successful completion of eight skilled nursing and assisted living facility renovation projects totaling more than $20 million; directed and implemented a system wide new contractor and vendor bidding process; and re-engineered the department’s architecture, design, contractor management, and zoning/municipal approvals policies and procedures.
She is also responsible for clinical services, finance, plant/facility operations, and the business development and marketing of more than 60 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
In addition, she oversees the company’s home health, hospice, and pharmacy and LTACH operations.
Daniel Straus, CareOne’s founder and CEO said in a statement, “I am so proud of Lizzy for winning this award and for everything that she does to ensure that our patients, residents and employees receive exceptional care and personalized attention. As a family run-company, it is thrilling to see Lizzy taking CareOne one to the next level. I could not be happier right now.”
CareOne operates more than 55 centers across New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland.