AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Caring for the Ages publication presented AGG Healthcare of counsel Alan Horowitz with the 2022 Carey Cowles Award for his article, “The Long and Winding Road: Life Care Center–Kirkland’s Journey for Justice.” The award recognizes the author of the most read/downloaded article of the year and was established in memory of Carey Cowles, Caring’s managing editor for four years, who passed away in 2018.
Alan’s article addresses the adverse publicity around Life Care Center–Kirkland (“LCCK”), which was the first reported nursing home to have an outbreak of COVID-19 and was issued a citation by CMS at the “immediate jeopardy” level, resulting in a civil money penalty of $611,325. The state of Washington also imposed “conditions” on LCCK’s license and a “Stop Admissions” order.
“Alan’s knowledge and personal experience with healthcare makes him well prepared to analyze and provide guidance on complex legal issues that impact [post-acute and long-term care] communities,” said Caring’s editor in chief Elizabeth Galik. “Alan’s article obviously struck a chord with so many readers and helped to validate the challenging circumstances that were encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“I am truly humbled by this honor,” Alan said. “I was introduced to AMDA more than 10 years ago, and in getting to know some of the AMDA members over the years, I’m just so impressed with what they do. It’s a genuine privilege and an honor to be involved.”
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