Newport News, VA – Virginia Health Services announced today that Elizabeth Cabusora, Administrator of York Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and The Hamilton Assisted Living, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a national, future leader in long-term and post-acute care. Cabusora will join AHCA/NCAL’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for industry professionals.
“I am thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to our newest class of Future Leaders,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “In the midst of a historic labor crisis in long-term care, we need to continue to develop leaders in the profession that will help us build back our workforce of health care heroes. Elizabeth and our other Future Leaders will help transform our profession for the better, and we are honored to help them develop their careers in this rewarding sector.”
Cabusora is the only representative from Virginia in the program.
“Elizabeth has clearly demonstrated her commitment to serving as a leader for the past 15 years. She has grown tremendously during the time I’ve known her and shows outstanding potential to continue on that path,” said Virginia Health Services Vice President of Operations Don Lundin, who nominated Cabusora for the program. “She is a good, kind-hearted person who always thinks of others first.”
Cabusora started at York in June 2021. She served in supervisory and leadership roles in nursing and assisted living communities, receiving her administrator’s license in 2020. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 2005 and then earned her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree. Cabusora is currently near completing a Master’s of Health Services Administration degree.
She originally is from the Philippines and immigrated to the U.S. in 2003. She says her cultural ties of respect for the elderly is the foundation of her career in long-term care.
AHCA/NCAL developed the Future Leaders program in 2004. Selected participants demonstrate both leadership potential and represent the interests of state and national long-term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off with the “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” Symposium held each year in Washington, D.C.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,500 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org.
Locally owned and headquartered in Newport News, Virginia since 1963, Virginia Health Services offers exceptional senior living and health care services. We specialize in the continuum of care from active lifestyle independent and assisted senior living communities, to skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Our 1,200+ employees are passionate and committed to the well-being and quality care of our residents. Beyond our thoughtfully maintained communities located throughout the Virginia Peninsula, we offer a full range of personalized skilled health care, outpatient therapy, home care and hospice services by specially trained staff in the comfort and privacy of your home. To learn more, please visit our website at www.vahs.com.