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Melinda Dechert Promoted to Associate Executive Director of Ann’s Choice

July 6, 2017

Ann's Choice Retirement Community, a senior living community in Southeastern Pennsylvania, developed and managed by Erickson Living, has promoted Melinda Dechert of Media, Pennsylvania, to the position of associate executive director, effective September 1, 2017.

Since June 2016, Dechert has served as Director of Continuing Care at Ann's Choice and has led her team in delivering excellent care to residents, with clinical outcomes consistently ahead of benchmarks. Most recently, Ann's Choice continuing care neighborhood received a five-star overall quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and for the fourth year in a row was rated one of the "Best Nursing Homes" by U.S. News and World Report.  She has worked with the executive team on the community's multi-year plan to expand and renovate its existing continuing care residences, along with amenity spaces. The plan includes the opening of Ann's Choice new continuing care building, Chestnut Pointe, in 2018.

Prior to joining Ann's Choice, Dechert worked 10 years for HCR ManorCare, a provider of short and long term medical and rehabilitation care, and served nine years as a Nursing Home Administration.

Dechert received her Masters of Business Administration from National University in La Jolla, California and acquired her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in California and Pennsylvania.

In her new position, Dechert will work closely with the executive director and other executive team members to manage all facets of the community, including coordination of the various department operations and staff.

"Congratulations to Melinda on this well-deserved promotion," said Executive Director Chris Donati. "Melinda is an outstanding leader and passionate about our mission of helping seniors live better lives by creating a community where our residents can enjoy a vibrant and secure retirement lifestyle. We look forward to all that she brings to her new role." 

Ann's Choice is one of 19 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the scenic 103-acre campus is home to more than 2,000 residents. For more information, visit

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