IHCA Bulletin - 07/06/2010  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Regulatory
•  Change in criminal background checks
•  New from CMS
•  Be prepared: Review flood disaster plans now!
Health Care Reform
•  Federal agencies issue "Grandfather" rule
•  Seek support for Medicaid Reform
•  Resources on Medicare bundling pilot program
•  Health insurance reform and consumer protection rule released
National News
•  AHCA this week
•  Driving for Quality Care RV Tour to make Iowa stop
Awards
•  Iowa recipients of AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards
•  Iowa CNAs shine at NAHCA annual convention
•  Your programs and people are winners! Nominate them today!
Health Information Technology
•  Watch for Iowa e-Health assessment in e-mail
Education
•  Don't be left in the dark on MDS and health care reform
•  Now's the time to get AL management certified
•  AHCA/NCAL convention early bird registration ends July 21
Resources
•  Free consumer education materials
•  Featured Associate Member

 

Iowa recipients of AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards

Congratulations to our eight IHCA ICAL member facilities that were named recipients of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award. Six facilities received the Bronze Award and two received the Silver Award.

Congratulations to our eight IHCA ICAL member facilities that were named recipients of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award. Six facilities received the Bronze Award and two received the Silver Award. All recipients will be recognized at the AHCA/NCAL Convention on October 13 in Long Beach, CA. This makes a total of 29 IHCA ICAL member facilities that have received Quality Awards.

Bronze Award recipients
          Eagle Point Nursing and Rehab Center, Clinton 
               Chris Tobey, administrator  
          Genesis Medical Center-Westwing Place, DeWitt
               DeShawn Schmidt, administrator  
          Shell Rock Healthcare Center, Shell Rock
               Betty Jean Oren, administrator  
          Spurgeon Manor, Dallas Center 
               Maureen Cahill, administrator  
          Thomas Rest Haven, Coon Rapids
               Mary Jan Venteicher, administrator  
          Hegg Memorial Health Center-Whispering Heights, Rock Valley
               Glenn Zevenbergen, administrator 

Silver Award recipients
          Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls
               Chris Wolf, administrator
          The Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton
               Libby Goodman, administrator 

All IHCA ICAL member facilities are encouraged to accept the challenge of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award program. For more information, click here.