The 2017 GHCA/GCAL Winter Convention & Trade Show, held last week at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, was filled with top-notch education and excellent networking opportunities. GHCA was excited to have over 400 individuals attending the convention and learning fresh ideas and new strategies to navigate their center to excellence in 2017.

At the convention, we were honored to have Gov. Nathan Deal with us as our special guest. He kicked off Tuesday’s sessions with a presentation to our members regarding the year ahead.

Gov Deal 3

On Wednesday, GHCA recognized quite a few members for their achievements during the Stars in Long Term Care Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to our Leadership Excellence Award winners:

Toni Davis, Leadership Excellence Award Winner
Brian Hart, Leadership Innovation Award Winner
Barbara Mitchell, Leadership in Public Confidence Award Winner

We also would like to congratulate our Emergency Preparedness/Engineering & Environmental Services Award winners:

Susie Fussell, Emergency Preparedness Champion in Long Term Care
Luke Brooks, Engineering & Environmental Services Champion of Long Term Care

We were honored to have Paul Ossmann as our emcee for the ceremony once again and Miss GHCA, JoAnn Blackwell, as our special guest.

Ms GHCA Witner Convention

During the House of Delegates meeting on Thursday, we recognized 7 outstanding centers with a Georgia Quality Award. Congratulations to the following centers:

Gray Health & Rehabilitation
PruittHealth – Sylvester
The Oaks – Limestone
PruittHealth – Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Gains Rehabilitation
Magnolia Manor of Merion County
William Breman Jewish Home

GHCA thanks our convention sponsors for their significant support:

Gold Sponsor:
Hall Booth Smith

Silver Sponsors:
Allied Health Resources (AHR)
Arnall Golden Gregory
GAYCO
MatrixCare
Mauldin Jenkins and Mobilex

Bronze Sponsors:
American Medical Technologies
BBT
Guardian Pharmacy
Eccolab
Optum
PruittHealth

In addition to our sponsors, we would like to thank the 125 exhibitors that attended Trade Show.

From the important education presented, to the outstanding attendance and sponsor support, the GHCA/GCAL Winter Convention was a huge success. We look forward to seeing you at the GHCA/GCAL Summer Convention June 11 – 16 at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island!