Charles “Skip” Broomall, the administrator of the Renaissance Pavilion at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, was recently awarded the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.
“I was very surprised to receive this award,” said Skip. “This was my first time being recognized with a national award and I am very honored to receive it.”
Skip has worked at Renaissance Pavilion for five years, but has worked in facility leadership for 35 years. He has never wanted to do any other type of work and describes facility leadership as “a calling”.
Fewer than 9 percent of nursing home administrators across the country qualify for the prestigious Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.
“My work is very gratifying—I have the opportunity and privilege to oversee the operation of Renaissance Pavilion and see nearly 700 patients come through the door each year,” said Skip. “I interact with all of the patients and coordinate with Bacharach’s health care professionals to make sure our patients get the best service and outcomes possible.”
According to Skip the best part of his job is getting to interact with people—something he also gets to do as an active member of the Somers Point community, where he lives with his wife, Karen and their three children: Lauren, Matthew and Steven. He has served on many community based boards including the Somers Point Zoning Board, Atlantic County Planning and Development and the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education. Skip also received the 2016 Somers Point Education Foundation Alumni Leadership Award.
“Community is very important to me because this is where my family has resided for the last 100 years,” said Skip. “I think in a position like mine you become very community minded because rehabilitation is a people business.”
Skip believes a lot of his success stems from his competitive drive, “I always been very competitive and I love the challenge to stay on top. I really enjoy working at Bacharach because we are always striving to be the best and do the absolute best that we can. If our patients are better when they leave the Renaissance Pavilion, then we have done our job and helped our patients transfer home and reach a level of independence they are looking for.”