Grandview Pharmacy CEO has successfully completed the training program and examination for assisted living executives in Ohio, and has been awarded an Ohio Certification.

Mark Prifogle, CEO and President at GrandView Pharmacy, Brownsburg, IN, has successfully completed the Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) certification program offered through the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL), and has passed the NAB (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards) Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Examination to earn the CEAL designation.

CEAL is a comprehensive certification program designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of assisted living administrators in Ohio by providing a national certification along with Ohio’s most comprehensive state specific training.

The CEAL Training Course is a combination of interactive classroom training, guided self-study and hands-on clinical learning.

Following the 4-day CEAL Training Course, candidates must complete the NAB Examination to be awarded the CEAL designation. The Ohio CEAL is awarded to candidates based on 100% class participation including completion of in-class quizzes, testing, and successful passage of the NAB Examination.

Since 2013, OCAL has trained more than 100 students nationally who have earned their CEAL designation. The program is designed for experienced assisted living executives looking for a competitive edge in the marketplace, or those interested in obtaining the necessary skills to successfully lead an assisted living building in Ohio or nationwide.

Although Ohio does not currently require certification for assisted living administrators, CEAL has aligned its program curriculum with the NAB Residential Care / Assisted Living Administrators Licensing Examination so that credentialed assisted living executives in Ohio meet national competency standards and are well positioned for any future changes to Ohio’s RCF administrator requirements. For more information about CEAL, please contact the OCAL at 614-436-4154.

Mark has worked at GrandView for the past 14 years. He also serves as the CEO and Group President of GrandView Health Services, which owns and operates GrandView Pharmacy, GrandView Medical and the Rhonda Eldridge Center for Healthy Aging, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit geriatric research institution. He is a Licensed Health Facility Administrator and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He serves as the Chapter President of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators and Treasurer of the Indiana Assisted Living Association.

GrandView Pharmacy is an independent, family-owned provider of medication and related services to continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, licensed and unlicensed residential housing and other elderly populations in the home and community-based setting in the Midwest.

The Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL) represents more than 180 residential care communities, caring for nearly 9,500 Ohioans. OCAL is an affiliate of the Ohio Health Care Association, the largest Ohio non-profit association representing assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. OCAL members are also represented by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), an affiliate of the American Health Care Association.