South Sound Health Care Professionals Awarded for their Excellence

South Sound Business By Emily Manke |


The Washington Health Care Association conference will honor three local healthcare professionals

On May 23 at the Washington Health Care Association conference in Spokane, awards for excellence will be given to three local professionals working in the healthcare field.The winners are:

  • Jennifer Reich, Mill Ridge Village (Milton) – Executive Director of the Year
  • Danniell Guffey, Mill Ridge Village – Nurse of the Year
  • Terri Wright of El Dorado (Burien) – Red Carpet Award for Outstanding Quality

Peers and managers nominate the candidates for these awards, and the WHCA award committee then decides the winners.

“Jennifer and our Mill Ridge team have had deficiency-free state surveys for four years. She knows the business of assisted living and works hard to make sure all departments are in compliance,” Resident Care Director at Mill Ridge Village Danniell Guffey stated.

Mill Ridge Village and El Dorado are both part of Village Concepts, which provides assisted living, memory care, and senior apartment facilities throughout Western Washington. Village Concepts has a large concentration of facilities in the South Sound, with locations in Covington, Auburn, Gig Harbor, Chehalis, and Enumclaw, in addition to the Burien and Milton locations.