Ralph E. Cowart Jr., ALA-NBC, Administrator/Co-Owner of Southern Manor Retirement Inn, The Gardens at Southern Manor, Lakeview Manor & Southern Manor Companion Care in Statesboro, was recently advanced to Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, in recognition of professional achievement and continuous adherence to the ethical and professional standards of ACHCA.
The professional credential is recognized as FACHCA.
Advancement to Fellow represents the highest level of membership in ACHCA.
Fellowship requires a record of participation in professional continuing education, suitable formal education, community service, and at least two years of voting membership.
Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today's post-acute and aging services leaders.
Focused on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care.
Cowart and Alan Skipper acquired their first senior care facility, Southern Manor in Statesboro, in 2011.
In June 2015, they acquired their second facility, Lakeview Manor in Springfield.
In March 2016, they acquired Gentilly Gardens in Statesboro and renamed it The Gardens at Southern Manor.