THCA Presents Senator Craig Estes with Long Term Care Champion Award

December 2, 2015



For Immediate Release                                                                                                               Contact: Rebecca Reid
December 2, 2015                                                                                                                                         410-212-3843


Texas Health Care Association Presents Long Term Care Champion Award To Senator Craig Estes for Legislator’s Dedication to Seniors


Senator Recognized for His Attention to Senior Health and Long Term Care Provider Issues


(Wichita Falls, TX) – Praised for his attention to key issues impacting long term care in the state of Texas, Senator Craig Estes, R- Wichita Falls, was presented the Champion of Long Term Care Award today by the Texas Health Care Association (THCA), the state’s largest association representing nursing home providers.
“Following each legislative session, it is THCA’s honor to recognize steadfast advocates of long term care, who, through their leadership and dedication, work to assist providers in their ability to improve health outcomes of elderly patients and enhance their quality of life,” said Kevin Warren, President of THCA. “Senator Craig Estes demonstrated a commitment to meet with long term care providers, learn the many complex issues impacting skilled nursing care and discuss the best strategies for sound public policy that supports nursing home care.”
Senator Estes serves on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that has jurisdiction over most long term care issues impacting skilled nursing facilities in Texas.
“The Champion of Long Term Care award is a great honor and I accept this with appreciation for the hard work and dedication of Texas’ long term care providers and caregivers,” said Estes. “I look forward to continuing to address skilled nursing care issues and how public policy can positively impact the quality of care for our seniors.”
Following the luncheon, the Senator toured Advanced Rehab and Healthcare of Wichita Falls to meet with caregivers, residents and their family members.
In addition to the Senator and THCA president Kevin Warren, attendees included Ron Payne, THCA Board; Scot Kibbe, THCA Director of Government Relations; Dennis Haus, Administrator, Midwestern Healthcare Center, Wichita Falls; Norman Mason, Administrator, Advanced Rehab and Healthcare of Wichita Falls; Marcia Jacobi, Administrator, Iowa Park Healthcare.

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About THCA

Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long-term care association in Texas. THCA’s membership is comprised of several hundred licensed non-profit and for-profit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialized rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities in Texas. These facilities provide comprehensive, around-the-clock nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitative and specialized medical programs. THCA also represents more than 190 long-term care businesses that provide products and services to the state’s approximately 2,850 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. To learn more, visit or connect with THCA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.