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Call for Presentations

Who is the GHCA Audience
Thank you for your interest in being a presenter at an GHCA event. GHCA education and events reach long term care professionals representing nursing facilities,  assisted living facilities & personal care homes. Our audience represents all disciplines from both independent and multi-facility organizations; both not-for-profit and proprietary organizations.
Speaker Selection
Speakers will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

Quality, timeliness & value of content
Relevance to the needs of long-term care professionals
Speaker Fees (NOTE: In an effort to keep registration fees at a minimum, GHCA operates on a limited budget. Therefore, speakers who will waive the request for honorarium or fees will be given top priority).
The GHCA Trade Show Education Demos are limited to 15 minutes each and the applying exhibitor must pay the fees associated with the proposal to provide education at the trade show booth location, according to the trade show rules. 

Submission Guidelines

Sessions are to be educational in nature & presenters may NOT use a session as an opportunity to spotlight a company, product or service.
Audience size for GHCA vary depending on topic and event.
Submissions may be individual presentations, group presentations or panels. Individuals or […]

September 26th, 2014|Convention|

Tornado Preparedness Template

A planning guide and exercise component has been developed to assist nursing centers in preparing an individual tornado preparedness procedure as part of the center’s disaster plan.

Developed by the GHCA Emergency Preparedness

August 19, 2014

TORNADO PLAN TEMPLATE

TORNADO TABLETOP EXERCISE

September 24th, 2014|Emergency Preparedness, Resources & Guides|

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
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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|