Honors for leaders of Milton, Burien senior communities

Three Puget Sound-area professionals have been recognized by  the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) for their work at senior living facilities in Pierce and King counties.

Jennifer Reich of Mill Ridge Village in Milton was named Executive Director of the Year. Mill Ridge’s director of resident care, Danniell Guffey, was honored as Nurse of the Year. And Terri Wright of El Dorado West in Burien received the Red Carpet Award for outstanding quality. They were nominated by their peers and supervisors and then vetted by the WHCA award committee.

Mill Ridge Village and El Dorado West offer independent and assisted living. Both are part of Village Concepts, a family-owned company with 17 residential and assisted-living properties in western Washington.

The awards were presented May 23 in Spokane during the annual conference of WHCA, a non-profit organization representing more than 400 assisted-living and skilled nursing facilities.