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QM 101 and Beyond: Part 1 – Understanding the Quality Measures User’s Manual V.10 and CASPER QM Reports – Presentation and Handouts

See below links to the presentation and handouts for the webinar, QM 101 and Beyond: Part 1 – Understanding the Quality Measures User’s Manual V.10 and CASPER QM Reports: Click here for PowerPoint Presentation Click here for Handout 1 Click here for Handout 2 Click here for Handout 3

March 14th, 2017|Education Updates, Handouts|

GHCA Winter Convention a Success

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. 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. 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 [...]

January 26th, 2017|Convention, Education Updates, News, Newsfront|

GHCA Winter Convention Presentations & Handouts

Keynote: How to Reach your True Potential Presenter: Dr. Earl Suttle -  Presentation -  Handout How to Motivate and Retain Your Best Employees Presenter: Dr. Earl Suttle - Presentation - Handout Legal and Regulatory Current Topics in Long Term Care Presenters: Jason Bring, Glenn Hendrix, Jennifer D. Burgar - Presentation Requirements of Participation Presenter: Dr. David Gifford, Sara Rudow - Presentation - Agenda with links to handouts Georgia Regulatory Updates for Assisted Living Presenter: Elaine Wright - PCH handout - ALC handout Targeting Successful Behaviors in the Hiring Process Presenter: Charles Rodriguez - Presentation Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace Presenter: Charles Rodriguez - Presentation Cleaning Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century Presenter: Jack Adelman - Presentation Alternative Payment Models and Post-Acute Care Presenter: Shannon Condon - Presentation Developing a Comprehensive Clinical Specialty Program and Building a Referral Base Presenter: Shannon Condon - Presentation Leadership for Senior Care Services Presenters: Mary Tellis-Nayak, Vivian Tellis-Nayak - Presentation - Handout CMS Requirements of the Life Safety Code Presenter: Kurtis Grant, Dwayne Garriss - Presentation Clinical Quality Compliance and the New Accountability (3 QA) Speaker: Ellen Strunk - Presentation Medicaid Reimbursement for SNFs: What you need to know Presenters:  Linda Corty, Hope Hickman - Presentation Navigating the Future – From the north star & compass to Mapquest & Waze: leading the way into [...]

January 25th, 2017|Convention, Handouts, News, Newsfront|

Increase Your Sales Training Next Week, Register Today!

GHCA/GCAL is offering a unique training opportunity for companies providing products and services to skilled nursing and rehab centers next week, December 5 & 6, at the Fred A. Watson Training Center in Stockbridge. Whether you are new to long term care or a seasoned professional, and especially if you plan on exhibiting at the 2017 GHCA/GCAL Winter Trade Show, this program is for you. This testimonial says it best: " I attended the two-day Increase Your Sales to Senior Care Boot Camp in 2015 and recommend this program to anyone selling within this market! My deeper understanding of providers' current and future challenges is a definite competitive advantage, and I have much greater credibility when approaching potential clients. Following Lou Ann's recommendations on prospecting, qualifying and developing presentation strategy, I landed the biggest prospect in my territory AND substantially increased my income." Angie Wright, Healthcare Account Executive Calderon Textiles Click here to register today!

November 29th, 2016|Education Updates, News|

Special September Education Sessions to Note

Listed below are important education sessions GHCA is offering in September: PreLicensure Review and Preceptor Training Scheduled for September 7 - 9, 2016 Joe Townsend returns September 7-8 to present the PreLicensure Review, and will follow with a Preceptor Training Course on September 9. Click here to register for Prelicensure Click here to register for the Preceptor course Changing Payment Models Program Scheduled for September 22, 2016 GHCA members will have the unique opportunity to learn about the changing payment models from James Muller, Senior Director of Research at the American Health Care Association on Thursday, September 22 at the Fred A. Watson Education Center at GHCA, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. . He will be joined by Marinela Shqina, Chief Financial Officer for Manchester Manor and Vernon Manor Health Care Centers, top performing Skilled Nursing Facilities in Connecticut. This program targets financial controllers, administrators and corporate staff interested in payment reform in Post Acute Care that shifts traditional fee for service reimbursement to value-based payments and how to develop business strategies that optimize PAC referral traffic. Please reserve your space now for this program, one of the first of its kind in the nation. Click here to register for the Changing Payment Models Program

August 25th, 2016|Education Updates, News, Newsfront, Quality Corner|

A Message from GHCA President & CEO, Tony Marshall – June 2016

June was an exciting month for GHCA. Our Summer Convention was held on Amelia Island mid-month and was a huge success. The event featured informative educational content, special appearances from multiple legislators, and a beautiful venue.  You can read some of the convention highlights in this newsfront and view the highlight videos below: Convention Highlights Golf Highlights I would like to thank our members who attended the convention and our generous sponsors for their support. I look forward to seeing you all again at our Winter Convention in January. I would also like to thank the members of the Membership Services Committee, led by Chair, Kerry Smith and Mendee Rock, Vice President of Membership Services. Your hard work is what makes each GHCA convention a success. During the House of Delegates meeting at the convention, officer elections were held and the 2016-2017 Board members were installed. Congratulations to the new Board and thank you for your dedication to your professional organization. I look forward to working with each of you to accomplish GHCA initiatives in the coming year. Lastly, I want to remind members that the 2015 fiscal year ended June 30. July 1 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year with new challenges and opportunities for GHCA. I, along with the rest of [...]

July 1st, 2016|Convention, Golf Tournaments, News, Newsfront|

2016 Summer Convention Highlights

2016-2017 GHCA Board Members Elected GHCA is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Board of Directors whom were elected during the House of Delegates meeting at the GHCA/GCAL Summer Convention on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Rep. Trey Kelley was present during the meeting to install the following: Chair of the Board Harve Bauguess, Bauguess Management Vice Chair Donna Stefano, Tara Cares Secretary Michael Ferguson, PruittHealth Treasurer Jerry Patton, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Board Members at Large Gregory Davis, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities   Tracy Nelson, River Towne Center/Genesis Healthcare   Kerry Smith, New Horizons Lanier Park   Michele Todd, Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center   Ron Westbury, Westbury Medical Care Home Council Presidents (Elected during the Spring Council Tour)   Metro Atlanta Melanie DuPont, Lake City Nursing & Rehab/Tara Cares Northeast Laura Backus, PruittHealth Northwest Lemarr Gass, PruittHealth-Rome East Central Keith Wilson, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities West Central Kim Hodges, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities Southwest Phil Herndon, Berrien Nursing Center Southeast Terry Cook, Pineleaf Investments Middle GA Joe Andrews, Crossroads Medical Management Additional Board Members Immediate Past Chair Bill Davis, Crossroads Medical Management SOURCE Representative Dorothy Davis, Visiting Nurse Assisted Living Representative Barbara Mitchell, Magnolia Manor AHCA Board of Governors Deborah Meade, Health Management Congratulations to all 2016-2017 Board members!   GHCA Congratulates [...]

July 1st, 2016|Awards, Convention, GHCA Board, Legislative, News, Newsfront|

Kerry Smith Chosen as a Future Long Term and Post-Acute Care Leader

The Georgia Health Care Association and Georgia Center for Assisted Living (GHCA/GCAL) announced this week that Kerry Smith has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care. Smith will join the Association’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for long term and post-acute care professionals. “AHCA/NCAL is dedicated to offering skilled nursing professionals who are providing high quality care the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills,” said Mark Parkinson, President & CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We look forward to seeing Kerry and the entire Future Leaders class apply these newly-acquired skills to improve the well-being of individuals within long term and post-acute care.” “Kerry’s dedication to quality care and strong leadership skills make him an excellent candidate for the AHCA/NCAL Future Leaders program,” said Tony Marshall, GHCA/GCAL President & CEO. “We look forward to watching him enhance these skills and apply them within GHCA/GCAL, AHCA/NCAL, and long term and post-acute care.” Smith is the Administrator of New Horizons Lanier Park in Gainesville, GA, and also serves as director of Long Term Care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He is a Board Member at Large and Chair of the Membership Services Committee for GHCA. He [...]

June 29th, 2016|Convention, News, Newsfront|

Registration for Annual GANLTC Conference Now Open

Registration is now open for the annual GANLTC Conference  at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott in Savannah, September 26-30.  Registrants who register by August 1 will be entered into a drawing for a mini iPAD!  Room rates are $164 and the deadline for reserving your room under the GANLTC block is August 25.  Don’t delay—we are expecting a record breaking number of attendees and the rooms at our last annual conference quickly sold out.   We have a dynamic agenda planned with a focus on nursing leadership and designed to help attendees excel in this time of healthcare transformation.  Vivian and Mary-Tellis Nayak will present on The Return of Compassion to Healthcare:  The DON’s Role and Dr. Adrienne Mims with Alliant Quality will facilitate a thought provoking and vital discussion on advance care planning and end of  life decisions following the viewing of the highly acclaimed film Being Mortal.  The conference is open to RNs and LPNs and nursing and administrator CEs will be available.  Join us for this important time of professional development and celebration as we honor the RN, LPN and CNA of the Year.

GHCA/GCAL Education in the Summertime

GHCA/GCAL has planned a summer full of education for you and your staff. Please check the calendar of events by clicking HERE regularly to see when these programs open for registration. Below is a list of titles by date. If there is not a date, we are still working on getting the information together for you and we will announce it soon. June 22-23, 2016 MDS 3.0 Two Day Basic Training presented by Joy Roberts at the Fred A. Watson Education Center at GHCA in Stockbridge, GA July 10-13, 2016 Annual Social Worker Meeting in Savannah Click HERE to register July 13-15, 2016 Understanding and Preparing for the IMPACT Act presented by Ellen Strunk. We encourage you to send your Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators and other key personnel to these sessions. July 13 in Tifton, July 14 in Stockbridge and July 15 in Cartersville July 19-21, 2016 Restorative Nursing Training presented by Kimberly Green. This is a one day seminar followed by 16 hours of clinical skills training to be completed by the sponsoring facility. July 19 in Cartersville, July 20 in Stockbridge and July 21 in Brunswick July 26-28, 2016 Wound Care in Long Term Care presented by Kim Kehoe, BSN, RN, CWOCN, DAPWCA. July 26 in Brunswick, July 27 in Stockbridge and July [...]

May 31st, 2016|Education Updates|