Local Man Wins Big Award

Travis Hillis LifeCare Center Award

Life Care Centers of America honored Travis Hillis, senior executive director of Life Care Center of Tullahoma, with its Eastern Division President’s Award, on Monday, Sept. 10.

Hillis received one of two President’s Awards for the Eastern Division, presented for distinguished service in the long-term health care management role. He has overseen the building since 2010.

“Travis came into our facility, saw what needed to be done and did it,” said Diane Cook, licensed practical nurse. “He did it in a fashion no staff member could object to – the right way. He expressed no partiality. He speaks to all residents, associates and visitors alike. I have been in health care for more than 30 years, and I had never seen an administrator who knows each staff member and resident by name.”

Hillis was also praised for his mentorship of other Life Care administrators as senior executive director.

Fourteen President’s Awards are presented annually to leaders of overall successful facilities or organizations within Life Care. Criteria for winners include at least two years of service with Life Care, adherence to the company’s mission and values statement and successful financial performance.

Life Care’s Eastern Division includes 41 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Life Care Center of Tullahoma is located at 1715 N. Jackson St.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states.