FLUSHING, N.Y., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — David Barr, Flushing House Director of Operations, will receive the “Employee of Distinction” Award from LeadingAge New York. LeadingAge Executive Vice President Dan Heim will present the award and a $100 check to Mr. Barr, during a ceremony at Flushing House on August 13, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. LeadingAge will also invite local New York State Assembly and Senate members, who will present a legislative resolution in recognition of Mr. Barr’s extraordinary dedication to serving older adults.
Nominations were sought for LeadingAge New York’s 15 th annual “Employee of Distinction” Awards to recognize the extraordinary dedication of front-line staff from member facilities. Members of the New York State Legislature, state regulatory agencies, advocacy agencies, plus other groups, served on the awards committee to review the nominations. LeadingAge New York represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living corporations and community service providers.
Mr. Barr started at Flushing House in 2003. He has served as Food Service Manager and a member of their Marketing Department. He was promoted a few years ago to become the Director of Operations at Flushing House. As such, he is responsible for supervising a staff of several management and union employees. Mr. Barr interfaces daily with many outside contractors, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, elevator mechanics, and a variety of building service and product providers. He makes sure day-to-day operations run smoothly.
Examples of his dedication to quality include two recent projects. One was expansion and renovation of the kitchen and dining room at Flushing House. Another example found him coordinating an innovative solution to end the basement flooding from Super Storm Sandy. Because of his technical expertise, Mr. Barr realized that the foundation floor needed to be excavated in order to install an emergency overflow ejector pump. Since his solution was implemented, residents and staff have not been inconvenienced by flooding, plus Flushing House has saved hundreds of thousands in damages. This super example may be of great value to other facilities with similar problems. Contact Mr. Barr at email@example.com to obtain a report on the Super Storm Sandy Flood Remediation Project.
Mr. Barr (age 44) lives with his wife Suni Marie and their daughter Sophia, in West Islip, NY.
Built in 1974, Flushing House is the largest, not-for-profit, Independent Living retirement community in New York State. Visit their website at: www.flushinghouse.com
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