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Shell Point physician receives Quality Champion Award for Florida

Dr. David Nesselroade, staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, has been named the recipient of the second annual Quality Champion Award by FMDA – The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

The award was presented by Dr. Mark Beauchamp, chairman of the Quality Champion Award Committee, on Oct. 24 in a live-streaming ceremony as part of the FMDA’s annual conference for the state of Florida.

FMDA’s Quality Champion Award is presented in recognition of the skills, talents, expertise, commitment and personal attributes that encompass quality patient-centered care.

“This award honors clinicians who work day-in and day-out to serve the frailest population in Florida’s post-acute and long-term care continuum,” said Beauchamp during his presentation of the award to Nesselroade. “The recipient of this award embodies the highest standards of dedication, leadership, engagement and innovation and is personified as a cornerstone in his or her respective field, as well as within the facility or roles served.”

Nesselroade has a distinguished medical career at Shell Point, where he has worked for 34 years, including serving as vice president and director of physician services from 1986 to 1996, followed by being a full-time staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center.

“We feel extremely blessed to have Dr. Nesselroade here at Shell Point,” said Dr. Gary Goforth, medical director for the community. “We are thankful for his incredible dedication to his patients and excellence in long-term care medicine.”

The Larsen Pavilion, which is located in the Waterside Medical Complex on The Island at Shell Point, has 219 beds and encompasses a state-of-the-art rehab center, short-term and long-term care, an Alzheimer’s unit, hospice and palliative care. Shell Point Retirement Community is located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, approximately two miles from the Sanibel Causeway leading to Sanibel and Captiva islands.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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