Atwood Chosen as a Future Long Term, Post-Acute Care Leader

LAS VEGAS  – The Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) announced today that Jacob Atwood, administrator at Marquis Centennial Hills in Las Vegas, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care (LTPAC). Atwood will join the association’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for LTPAC professionals.

“At AHCA/NCAL we are always searching for the future leaders of our profession.  After a thorough review, we have selected Jacob Atwood as one of our future leaders,” said Mark Parkinson, President & CEO AHCA/NCAL.  “Jacob has already made a positive impact on the lives of older people in their community and we are excited to be a part of their future.”

“NVHCA is proud to have Jacob Atwood accepted to the Leadership Program, and we know his skills will be an asset to Marquis Centennial Hills as well as our state association,” said Denise Selleck, president of the NVHCA.

A Las Vegas native, Atwood started in skilled nursing as a dishwasher while attending Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics in 2012. He then pursued a career in long-term care for the deep relationships he was able to build with patients as well as the satisfaction of seeing the results of his work. After graduation, Atwood became the dietician at Marquis Companies and held that position until he became the assistant administrator two years ago. After attending an administrator-in-training program, he earned the role as administrator at Marquis Centennial Hills.

Since 2004, AHCA/NCAL has hosted LTPAC professionals in the Future Leaders program. Selected participants both demonstrate leadership potential and represent the interests of both state and national long term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off with a two-day symposium, “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America,” held each year in Washington, D.C. This year’s symposium will take place Sept. 26 – 28.


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,500 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or


The Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) is a non-profit organization of long-term care facilities and associate members together representing over 50 non-profit and for-profit nursing facilities and post-acute care providers of nearly 6,000 elderly and disabled individuals statewide and employ more than 8,000 Nevadans.
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