Installation of 2014/2015 GANLTC Board

The 2014/15 GANLTC Board was installed during the Awards Ceremony at the GANLTC Annual Convention at the Marriott Riverfront in Savannah. The new board is:

President: Elaine Black

Vice President: Cynthia Haynie

Secretary: Marie Carter

Treasurer: Carla Harris

Northwest: Summer Fouts

Northeast: Liz Wright

Metro Atlanta: Darnisha Boykin

Middle Georgia: Cynthia Haynie

West Central: Emma Duncan

East Central: Elaine Black

Southwest: Grier Allen Smith

Southeast: Becky Palmer

September 19th, 2014|Affiliate Updates, Convention, GANLTC|

GANLTC 2014 RN of the Year: Brenda Holloman

The Georgia Health Care Association joins with the Georgia Association of Nurses in Long Term Care (GANLTC) in congratulating 2014 RN of the Year Brenda Holloman of Dawson Health & Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Holloman was selected in part for embracing the INTERACT III process for reduction of rehospitalizations, resulting in her facility being among the lowest in the state. Congratulations!

September 19th, 2014|Affiliate Updates, Convention, GANLTC|

2014 LPN of the Year: Delaine Whitehead

The Georgia Health Care Association joins with the Georgia Association of Nurses in Long Term Care (GANLTC) in congratulating 2014 LPN of the Year Delaine Whitehead Way of Emanuel County Nursing Home. Ms. Way was an early adapter of the Hand in Hand program and recognized how it would benefit and improve resident care. She has excellent clinical skills and continues to seek every educational opportunity made available to her. Congrats!

September 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

2014 GANLTC Awards Banquet

GANLTC installation of new officers and recognition of the 2014 CNA, LPN and RN of year.

September 19th, 2014|Affiliate Updates, Convention, GANLTC|

2014 CNA of the Year: Alfred Cannie

The Georgia Health Care Association joins with the Georgia Association of Nurses in Long Term Care (GANLTC) in congratulating 2014 CNA of the Year Alfred Cannie of @Green Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center. A 42-year veteran of long term care, Cannie has worked in his present position for 32 years. Congrats!

September 19th, 2014|Affiliate Updates, Convention, GANLTC|

59 Georgia Nursing Homes Receive MyInner View Excellence in Action Awards

The Georgia Health Care Association is congratulating its members who this week learned they received a 2013-2014 Excellence in Action award. This award is given exclusively to My InnerView by National Research Corporation clients and recognizes the highest levels of excellence in skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living organizations.
To qualify for the award, organizations must achieve overall customer or workforce satisfaction levels that score within the top 10% of the My InnerView product database—the largest long term care and senior living satisfaction metrics database in the country.
“Georgia’s skilled nursing care centers hit it out of the park once again with an impressive 59 centers receiving this award,” said Jon S. Howell, president and CEO of the GHCA. “The continuing commitment of our members to quality is making it clear to everyone that Georgia is a true leader in post-acute and long term care.”
This year marks the second time that the Excellence in Action award program includes assisted living and independent living communities, in addition to the seventh year we have recognized skilled nursing homes.
The following GHCA members (in alphabetical order) have been recognized by MyInner View:

Agape Health & Rehab. of Moultrie, LLC

August 29th, 2014|GHCA, News|

Deal: July revenues up 5.5 percent

Governor Nathan Deal announced earlier this month that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013. Gross tax revenue deposits for the month totaled $1.95 billion, which was an increase of $101 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to last fiscal year.

August 29th, 2014|Legislative, News|

Governor Deal Appoints GHCA Member Barbara Baxter to Study Committee

GHCA board member Barbara Baxter has been appointed to the Joint Study Committee on Emergency Relocation of Abused Adults by Governor Nathan Deal.  Barbara has been a licensed nursing home administrator for more than 30 years. She currently serves as the nursing home administrator for Woodstock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  The committee, co-chaired by Senator Renee Unterman and Rep. Tommy Benton, plans to have its first meeting Tuesday, September 2nd in Lawrenceville.

August 29th, 2014|Legislative, News|

2014 GHCA PAC Golf Tournament! September 17th

The 2014 PAC Golf Tournament is less than three weeks away!  There is still time to register for the tournament/sponsorships.
We are excited about the new location this year’s tournament will be held.  The VIP Reception will be Tuesday September 16th at 6:30 pm at the Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, with the tournament being held the following morning, Wednesday September 17th, at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.
The deadline to receive the discounted hotel room rate of $139/night at the Legacy Lodge & Conference Center has been extended to September 5th!
Click HERE to book online (once you click on the link and the first page appears, select the box labelled "Check Availability"). To book your room over the phone, call 770-945-8787 and mention the Georgia Health Care Association.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams for gross and net scores, longest drive and closet to the pin.  We will also have a hole in one car giveaway!
Registration is open and can be found online HERE.
To download the informational brochure, click HERE.
Please contact Sarah Ralston,, with any questions.

August 29th, 2014|Golf Tournaments, Legislative, News|

MedPAC Releases 2014 Data Book

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent Congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33) to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. MedPAC recently announced the release of its 2014 data book on health care spending and the Medicare program. The 200+ page MedPAC Data Book provides information on national health care and Medicare spending as well as Medicare beneficiary demographics, dual-eligible beneficiaries, quality of care in the Medicare program, and Medicare beneficiary and other payer liability. It also examines provider settings — such as hospitals and post-acute care — and presents data on Medicare spending, beneficiaries’ access to care in the setting (measured by the number of beneficiaries using the service, number of providers, volume of services, length of stay, or through direct surveys), and the sector’s Medicare profit margins, if applicable. In addition, it covers the Medicare Advantage program and prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries, including Part D.
As one example, under Section 8 Post Acute Care, there is data reflecting that a growing share of fee-for-service Medicare stays and payments go to freestanding SNFs and for-profit SNFs with the following bullet points:


August 29th, 2014|News|