Carol Knight, a long-time leader in Alabama’s nursing home profession, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alabama Department of Senior Services – Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Knight has worked more than 40 years providing health care services to senior citizens living in Alabama.

The award was presented by Jerry Fielding, Chairman of the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, and Jean Brown, Commission of the Alabama Department of Senior Services, at a ceremony last year in Montgomery.

Knight is President & CEO of Noland Health Services which operates long-term acute care hospitals and nine nursing homes. She previously served as the company’s Vice-President of Senior Living for more than a decade and oversaw the growth of its skilled nursing services while advocating for senior citizens in need of long-term and post-acute care. She has served in numerous quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives at both the state and federal levels.

Knight is a past board member of the Alabama Nursing Home Association and chaired several committees. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.

A native Alabamian, Knight holds an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University and a graduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Registered Dietitian, a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and a licensed Assisted Living Administrator.

Knight was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award by Trent Jackson, Administrator of the Village at Cook Springs in Pell City. In his nomination letter, Jackson described Knight as someone “who can always be counted on to give her best to every senior she serves! Her dedication to her work, and to meet established goals for the good of others is second-to-none!”

The Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has recognized Alabamians aged 60 or older for their outstanding contributions to the lives of older members in their local communities since 1983.