Left to right: Travis Hillis, River Region vice president; Valerie Jones, River Region director of business development; Rebecca Young, business development director at Life Care Center of Sparta; and Marshal Huddleston, executive director at Life Care Center of Sparta

Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee, recently won the Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Eastern Division.


On Jan. 9, 2019, Life Care’s Eastern Division held a banquet at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, honoring one skilled nursing and rehab facility per each of its four regions. The awards recognize facilities for innovative programs in serving their communities.


Life Care Center of Sparta won for the River Region. It was nominated for its Direct Admit campaign, which focused on making the admissions process easier for patients who were coming from home.


“Through educating physicians and home health companies, we were able to spread the word about the ability to admit a patient from home without another hospital stay,” said Rebecca Young, director of business development at the facility. “This helped us meet the needs of our community. We were honored to receive the River Region Business Development Award, and our campaign would not have been successful without the help of our entire team.”