Elaine Dyer, RN, NHA, Administrator at the Jewish Home and Care Center, received the 2016 Preceptor of the Year Award from the Health Care Administration Program (HCAD) at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. The award recognizes an administrator who represents a positive image of the program and the long term care industry. Dyer was selected out of 58 other preceptors in eight different states for her excellence as a mentor for students in the HCAD program.

Since her arrival at JHCC in 2010, Dyer has accepted six HCAD students and will take on her seventh student at the end of May 2016. She has developed great relationships with her students and takes the time to teach her students and share valuable life lessons, tips and experiences she has encountered throughout her career. “Elaine’s knowledge has been extremely valuable to my learning, not only through her stories, but also her approachin teaching and leadership,” said Bridget Kieckhoefer, nominator and 2016 UWEC HCAD graduate. “As much as she enjoys teaching and sharing her experiences, she also allows me to take on tasks and challenges similar to what an administrator does so that I can gain understanding in all different areas of the position.”

In addition to mentoring students, Dyer encourages innovation and creativity in all aspects of healthcare. “Elaine is continuously looking for ways to improve different areas of healthcare in order to be a facility of choice and meet the demands of current and future customers,” stated Michael Sattell, President and CEO, “Elaine is the true image of a successful administrator who walks around our facility each day to ensure things are being done correctly.”

Upon receiving the award, Dyer said, “I am very proud to have received the Preceptor of the Year award. The most rewarding part is seeing all of the students wanting to get into this occupation even though the rules and regulations seem to be tightening on a daily basis. It was truly heartwarming and I am genuinely honored.”

Dyer received her BSN from Mt. Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She earned her Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. The award was presented at the Annual CHAASE Banquet at UW-Eau Claire on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

The Jewish Home and Care Center offers a comprehensive continuum of care services to the community, including long- and short-term rehabilitation in a post-acute care setting, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, long-term nursing care, skilled nursing care and respite care. An adult day program and brain health program are also offered on the premises as community-based services. For more information, visit www.jhccmilwaukee.org.