​​​The Hill news outlet this week named American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Parkinson one of the nation’s “Top Lobbyists” of 2020.

According to The Hill, of the more than 10,000 lobbyists in the country, “these are the people who stand out for delivering results […] in the halls of Congress and in the administration.”

This is the eighth consecutive “Top Lobbyist” award for Parkinson, who was also recognized by Modern Healthcare this year as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Health Care.”

AHCA/NCAL said 2020 has been the most difficult year in memory for the long term care profession and noted that any lobbying success is on behalf of providers and is an indication of the “immense effort” being undertaken in facilities across the country to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.