2014 Leadership Excellence Awards Nomination

The Goal
The Georgia Health Care Association is encouraging nominations for the 2014 Georgia LTC Leadership Excellence Awards. We honor the accomplishments of individuals who have made strides in helping Georgians receive better long term health care at the 2014 Summer Convention at the Ritz Carlton Amelia.
Who Qualifies
If you know someone who is making a difference and helping Georgia residents receive better long term health care, please tell us their story! We are looking for administrators, corporate staff, long term care managers, CEOs, nurses, or any nursing home staff member, volunteer, etc. to honor them with one of our three Leadership Excellence Awards. Nominations are due by Friday, May 23, 2014. ALL sections of the form must be completed to be considered. For questions, please contact Mendee Rock, or 678-289-6555.
The Process
Nomination forms must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 23, 2014 to be considered. ALL sections of the form must be completed for consideration by the selection committee. All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of long term care leaders. The selection committee will determine the recipient(s).
The Awards
The recipient(s) will be announced to the long term care community at the GHCA LTC Leadership Excellence Dinner June 9, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island. GHCA will publish a special […]

April 21st, 2014|Awards|

Event Registration Instructions

If you are having problems registering for events please see the image below.

Things to remember:

If you have not registered on this site before do not try to login! Complete the registration form but leave the username and password field empty. An account will automatically be created for you and your logon information will be emailed to you.
If you have lost your username and password use the ‘Lost your password’ link and a new one will be emailed to you.
Your username is not your email address!
If you do not have a LNHA (Administrator License) number enter 0 – the field cannot be blank.
We accept Credit Card, Corporate Account or Checks as payments. If your company has arranged for corporate payments we will invoice you. If you wish to pay via check submit your registration and contact GHCA at 678.289.6555
If you have problems email or call Tim at 678.902.9221
Our events ticketing system lists everything as a ticket. On certain events if you have ordered additional items (e.g. books, meals, etc) they will each show up as a ‘ticket’. Your ‘ticket’ count on your confirmation email will include these items as a separate ticket.)

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ACHCA Administrator of the Year Nominations

Each year the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators presents a Georgia Administrator with its Administrator of the Year Award.  This award will be presented during the Annual Convention in June.
The Nominee:

must be a nursing home administrator licensed to practice in Georgia
must have been licensed for a minimum of two years
must be a practicing administrator, responsible for the day to day operation of a Georgia nursing home
is not required to be a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

In addition to this form, you may send letters from other staff members, residents, families, community, etc. and please include pictures of the nominee.

April 9th, 2014|Awards, GHCA, Membership|

2014 Summer Convention Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for this summer’s convention! We will be at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island from June 8 through 12.

For more information visit

2014 GHCA Summer Convention Sponsor/Exhibit Opportunities

Living the Aloha Spirit

Join us June 8-12, 2014 for another convention packed with top-notch educational sessions, fun networking events and much more. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to experience excellence as you put your company’s products and services in front of one of the largest gatherings of Georgia’s long term care professionals in unarguably the best location. Further, all GHCA sponsorships assure that you have a six foot table for display. The professionals at this convention are nursing home and assisted living administrators, owners, operators, and pharmacists.

ALOHA PAC breakfast

Monday’s Opening Keynote
There is no better way to put your organization in the spotlight of the Summer convention attendees than to sponsor the only keynote session featuring a nationally recognized speaker. Sponsorship includes premier recognition including introduction and speaking opportunity to the largest audience during the convention (400+), logo on convention material and full color ad in the printed notebooks that are separately purchased, as well as logo in continuous pre-session slide show presentation.
Includes Table Top All Week

Monday Night Reception Dinner 
This is a great sponsorship for a leading long-term care vendor who wishes to thank their customers for their support and show their true dedication to the LTC profession. It will afford you key networking opportunities with long term care leaders and every attendee […]

April 4th, 2014|Sponsorship|

2014 Summer Golf Tournament Sponsorship

Aloha….GOLF! At the Beautiful Golf Club of Amelia Island
Winding along the magnificent Atlantic shoreline, the course at The Golf Club of Amelia Island combines spectacular scenery with exhilarating golf experiences. Designed by PGA-TOUR veterans Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, this 18-hole, award winning, championship course is lovingly maintained year ’round. Yes, it will challenge you, but it will also offer enough forgiveness to remind you that golf, after all, is still a game.

Golf Sponsorship Packages

Title Sponsor
The title sponsor will have the lead recognition for the event . You will receive special recognition during the GHCA Convention, and your name will be announced before the game begins. The Title sponsor will have your logo installed on the GPS device of each golf cart for three holes used for the tournament all day. This means the logo is displayed for the sponsoring hole, before, during and after the tournament. You are entitled to one cart for personal use to station reps at one of three holes to meet, greet and distribute information/giveaways. The Title Sponsor package will include one golf foursome, and the right to place 12″ x 16″ signs or smaller on all the players golf carts (sponsor provides to golf club). This tournament is a shotgun start, so no holes are the official starting or […]

April 4th, 2014|Sponsorship|

EP Newsletter – April 2014


VOLUME 4                                       NUMBER 10                                           April 3, 2014

Spring Emergency Preparedness Meetings-April 14th – May 1st
It’s time for the Council Coordinator Emergency Preparedness Planning Meetings. These meetings accompany and will immediately follow the Spring Council Meetings from 12pm-2pm including lunch. This course has been approved for Nursing Home Administrators for 2 CE hours under the guidelines of Emergency Preparedness.
April 14 – West Central – click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

April 15 – Southeast – click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

April 16 – Southwest -click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

April 17 – Middle Georgia -click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

April 28 – Northwest -click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

April 29 – Metro -click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

April 30 – East Central -click HERE to register online or download the brochure.

May 1 – Northeast -click HERE to register online or download the brochure.
For additional information concerning Emergency Preparedness and Response, please contact Tiffany Hanshaw at

ASPR Training Calendar April 1, 2014
The calendar, as well as course descriptions and reimbursement guidelines are located in the tabs on the bottom of the excel spreadsheet. Click here to download.

For the class […]

April 3rd, 2014|EP Newsletter|

GHCA Education & Research Foundation Scholarship

Established in 1991, this program was created to help more nurses obtain their education and to encourage more nurses to work in the field of long term care.  This program is funded by contributions to the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and donations received throughout the year.

Qualified scholarship recipients are selected by the Foundation and receive funds to aid with expenses incurred during their time of study. Scholarships are available to individuals pursuing a degree that will enable them to work in the following positions:


An applicant must be an employee who has worked in a GHCA-member skilled nursing care center for at least the past year;
An applicant must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited program of study in a selected field;
An applicant must be recommended by the Administrator and the Director of Nursing of the skilled nursing care center where they are employed;
An applicant must be an individual who pledges to maintain employment in a skilled nursing care center and hold either a full-time or part-time position while attending school; and,
Scholarship recipients will agree to work in the skilled nursing care center of their choice for a period of one year following completion of their course of studies.

Application Rules
Individuals applying for a scholarship must adhere to the following rules of application. The entry […]

April 2nd, 2014|Foundation, GHCA|

2014 Scholarship Application

April 2nd, 2014|Foundation, GHCA, News|

2014 Legislative Session Concludes

The 2014 legislative session wrapped up in the wee hours of the morning last Thursday, March 20th.

The GHCA item of most importance, the FY2015 budget, is now in the hands of the Governor for his review and signature. Below, is the final budget language affecting GHCA members:

$13.6 million in state funds (about a 3.3% rate increase) to update skilled nursing facilities’ reimbursement rate and fair rental value to the 2012 cost report.
$566,000 in state funds to include SOURCE case managers in the 5% rate increase for Alternative Living Services and Personal Support Services in both elderly waiver programs (SOURCE and CCSP).

To view a final list of noteworthy bills GHCA has been tracking, click HERE. Governor Deal now has 40 days to sign or veto bills that made it through both chambers.

March 31st, 2014|Legislative, News|