Bob Van Dyk, President and CEO of Van Dyk Health Care, was named the recipient of the 2017 Jan Thayer Pioneer Award by the National Center for Assisted Living. He will receive the award Sunday, October 15 at the 68th Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

With nearly 35 years of experience in the profession, Van Dyk is credited with bringing assisted living issues to the forefront and uniting long-term care providers. He helped transform the American Health Care Association’s Residential Health Care Committee into the National Center for Assisted Living. Van Dyk was elected as NCAL’s second Chairman, succeeding Jan Thayer, and later served as AHCA’s Chairman.

The Jan Thayer Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have moved the senior care profession forward, positively affecting the lives of those served and those who serve. Recipients must demonstrate dedication, leadership, and considerable contributions to the profession.

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