COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Berea long-term care provider and businessman has been elected President of the state's largest long-term care association.
Michael Coury was elected 2012-2013 President of the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) by the organization's Board of Directors at the OHCA 2012 Annual Convention and Exhibition on May 2 in Columbus, Ohio.
Coury is the Chief Operating Officer of Generations HealthCare Management, Berea. The firm operates both skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities in the greater Cleveland area, as well as a facility south of Dayton. Generations HealthCare Management is a second generation family owned and operated company serving the Senior community for over forty years. The company manages both publicly owned and privately held facilities, as well as not-for-profit entities.
A licensed nursing home administrator for more than twenty years, Coury was the first MBA graduate of Cleveland State University to specialize in its Long Term Care Administration program. He has served on the Board of the Ohio Health Care Association since 1995. He also serves on the OHCA affiliate the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living. Coury has served on numerous committees within the association throughout his tenure, and has chaired or co-chaired several committees. As a Board member, he Chairs OHCA District 13, which includes all Association members within Cuyahoga County.
During his inaugural speech to the members of the Association, Coury said that he planned to focus OHCA's efforts on advocating for the estimated 1,708,370 lives touched every day by long-term care providers in Ohio.
"My commitment to you over the next year is to continue our effort to stop the erosion of resources which make a difference to those 1.7 million lives," Coury said. "My request of you is to continue to provide the quality, efficient, and innovative services we are known for," he added.
Coury also stated that he and his family are in this profession to make a positive difference in the lives of our elderly, and those with disabilities. "I know I am not alone in that passion," he said. "If so, I would be speaking to an empty room. Your presence here tonight is evidence you share in that passion."
In addition, to his service to his business and OHCA, Coury has served nine years on the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, chairing its Education Committee. He currently serves on the Assisted Living Exam Development and Review committee of the National Association of Boards of Examiners in Long Term Care (NAB).
Coury also is a member of the Older Adult Ministry of St. Mary of the Falls parish where his organization sponsors the Parish Nurse program. He is a resident of Olmsted Falls, a Cleveland suburb, where he lives with his wife Diane and their three children.
The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 700 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing over 50,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services. OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing facilities providing essential care to one million individuals in over 11,000 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.
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SOURCE Ohio Health Care Association