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Bridgeway Senior Healthcare Administrator Selected as Future Leader in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care by AHCA/NCAL

Bridgeway Senior Healthcare is proud to announce that Helen Bautista, LNHA, Administrator for its Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsborough, has been selected by the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long-term and post-acute care. Bautista will participate in AHCA/NCAL’s Future Leaders program, which provides yearlong training and mentorship for professionals in long-term and post-acute care.

Helen Bautista, LNHA, Administrator, Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center at Hillsborough, a part of the Bridgeway Senior Healthcare family of senior living companies

“We are thrilled to welcome Helen Bautista, LNHA, to this year’s Future Leaders program,” said Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “Her dedication and vision for the future of long-term care is what sets her apart as a true leader in the making.”

“We are so excited that Helen has been chosen for the Future Leaders program,” said Jessica Pelligrino Tsoukalas, Executive Vice President for Bridgeway Senior Healthcare. “Every day, she demonstrates her dedication to diligently learning all she can about how to make the lives of our residents better and how to make the jobs of our hard-working staff rewarding and enjoyable.”

Bautista began her career in admissions and business development 12 years ago, helping organizations increase their census and offering countless families guidance in the rehabilitation and long-term care process. Three years ago Bautista obtained her Licensed Nursing Home Administrators (LNHA) certification, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

“When I got my first job in long-term care, it was love at first sight,” said Bautista. “What I love the most about long-term care is that we get to spend the last few years of someone’s life with them and help to make them feel heard. We get to be a second family, and in some cases, a first family to our residents.”

AHCA/NCAL developed the Future Leaders program in 2004. Selected participants demonstrate both leadership potential and represent the interests of state and national long-term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction and leadership. The yearlong program kicks off with the “Future Leaders of Long-Term Care in America” Symposium held each year in Washington, D.C.

About Bridgeway Senior Healthcare

Family owned and operated, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare has been a respected leader in the senior living healthcare industry since 1981. Its mission is to care for people like family in communities that feel like home. Bridgeway’s award-winning family of senior-focused companies, including the Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Centers, The Avalon Assisted Living Residences and Bridgeway Care at Home, provide a comprehensive Continuum of Care that sets the standard for improving the quality of life for seniors.


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,500 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in their member facilities each day. For more information, please visit

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Bridgeway Senior Healthcare
Contact name
Jessica Pelligrino Tsoukalas
Contact phone
(908) 900-0100
Contact address
395 Amwell Rd
Hillsborough Township
New Jersey
United States

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