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Lake Harris Health Center Earns 5-Star Rating from AHCA


Leesburg, Fla., June 11, 2008 – Lake Harris Health Center, 701 Lake Port Boulevard, has earned the highest 5-star ranking from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

The distinction places Lake Harris Health Center in the top 20% of all health care centers in the region. The North Florida region includes Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties.

“We are so happy to celebrate this achievement with our entire staff,” said Henry Gerrity, Administrator for Lake Harris Health Center. “This kind of thing doesn’t just happen. It takes a high level of caring and commitment from each and every team member to provide such excellent overall care.”

Lake Harris Health Center achieved its five-star ranking in May, 2008, as a result of inspections over a 30-month period. ACHA inspects all Florida nursing homes to assess how well the nursing home complies with the federal laws governing nursing homes that accept Medicare or Medicaid payments.

According to AHCA, complete inspections are conducted on average once per year. They are unannounced, and typically last three to four days.

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For more information about Lake Harris Health Center, please call 352-728-3366.

About Lake Harris Health Center
Located on the 78-acre campus of Lake Port Square in Leesburg, Lake Harris Health Center is a licensed and Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility totaling 120 beds. The facility is operated by Lake Harris Health Systems, LLC, Administrator, Henry Gerrity. In addition to skilled nursing and comprehensive rehabilitation services, Lake Harris Health Center offers 24-hour RN on site, hospice, pet therapy, respite care and tracheotomy care. It accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, HMO and Workmen’s compensation insurance.

About AHCA
The Agency for Health Care Administration champions accessible, affordable, quality health care for all Floridians. AHCA is responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program, for the licensure and regulation of health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of the health care they receive in Florida.



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