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sessions or select targeted focus areas:
• Assisted Living
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• Human Resources
• Professional Development
• Quality Improvement
aGain new insight and perspective on the challenges and rewards of your profession.
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ACHCA Winter Marketplace | 2010
Friday, December 10
7:00am-4:30pm Registration Open
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30am-10:00am 106. Welcome: Tim Dressman, CNHA, CALA, FACHCA, Chair ACHCA
Keynote: Learning to Lead: Transformational Leadership - Clint Maun | 1 CEU | LD, HR, AL, S
10:00am-10:30am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:30am-12:00pm 201. Finding the Right Staffing Level for Your Organization I – Doug Fullaway, MBA | 1.5 CEU | HR, AL, S, OSL cp
202. Functional Marketing Planning in a Competitive Environment – Patty Cisco, MBA & Pamela Richmond, CPA
1.5 CEU | MK, AL, S, CNI cp
203. MDS 3.0 Update - Strategies for Operational Professionals to Ease the Pain of Implementation
Leah Klusch, BSN, RN, FACHCA (Webcast) | 1.5 CEU | CB, MDS cp
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch on Your Own
1:15pm-2:45pm 301. Finding the Right Staffing Level for Your Organization II - Doug Fullaway, MBA | 1.5 CEU | HR, AL, S, OSL cp
302. Generating Leads for Optimal Census - Patty Cisco, MBA| 1.5 CEU | MK, AL, S, CNI cp
303. Analyzing Regulatory Risks - MDS 3.0 Data Base and Quality Indicators – Leah Klusch, BSN, RN, FACHCA
1.5 CEU | CB, MDS cp
2:45pm-3:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:00pm-4:30pm 401. Strategies to Improve Nursing Staff Satisfaction – Michelle Huber, RN & Susan Gilster, PhD, FACHCA | 1.5 CEU | HR, S
402. The Power of Networking to Enhance Community Relationships - Patty Cisco, MBA | 1.5 CEU | MK, AL, S, CNI cp
403. Using Data to Achieve MDS Operational Success – John Sheridan, MHSA & Eli Pick, CNHA, CAS, FACHCA
1.5 CEU | CB, T, MDS cp
session coDes session rooMs tracks cp
AL Assisted Living All General Sessions are in Sky View 6 OSL Optimal Staffing Levels (201, 301)
CB Clinical Business All session numbers ending in - CN1 Census Building 1 (202, 302, 402)
CD Chapter Development
-1- are in Sky View 1 CN2 Census Building 2 (602, 802, 902)
HR Human Resources
LD Leadership -2- are in Sky View 2 MDS MDS 3.0 Update (203, 303, 403)
MK Marketing -3- are in Sky View 3
PD Professional Development -4- are in Sky View 4
QI Quality Improvement -5- are in Sky View 5
S Students & Administrators in Training
-6- are in Sky View 6
attention current & Future leaDers oF the college!
Attend the ACHCA Chapter and District Development Workshop for a wealth of ideas on how to build and develop your state chapter.
Whether your chapter is well-established or just getting off the ground, this session will benefit you. Bring your ideas and questions with
you, as this popular session is well-known for its energizing exchange among people from all over the country. Our panel of chapter
leaders will offer programming and membership building ideas. Attendees will also have an opportunity to select from a number of
round table discussions on a variety of chapter development topics.
502. ACHCA Chapter & District Development Workshop
Meeting Room Sky View 2
8:30am-10:00am, Saturday, December 11
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ACHCA Winter Marketplace | 2010
Saturday, December 11
7:30am-5:00pm Registration Open
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30am-10:00am 501. 7 Strategies for Employee Engagement – Joanne Smikle | 1.5 CEU | HR, AL, S
502. ACHCA Chapter & District Development Workshop |No CUE/CNE | LD, CD
503. Transformational Leadership: Connecting Theory to Practice in LTC – David Wolf, MSOL, CNHA, CALA, CAS,
FACHCA | 1.5 CEU | LD, AL, S
504. MDS 3.0 & Rug IV Update – Kris Mastrangelo, MBA | 1.5 CEU | CB
10:00-10:15 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:15am-11:45am 601. Maximizing the Impact of the Environmental Staff – Susan Gilster, PhD, FACHCA & Jennifer Dalessandro
1.5 CEU | HR, AL, S
602. Marketing What No One Wants to Buy – The Paradox and the Challenge – Irving Stackpole, MEd | 1.5 CEU | MK,AL, CN2 cp
603. Developing Personal Leadership: Managing the Gap – Bill Wagner, CSP | 1.5 CEU | LD, AL, S
604. Dealing with Challenging Residents – Michelle Nettesheim, Esq. | 1.5 CEU | CB
11:45am-1:15pm Lunch on Your Own – Optional Chapter Organizational Meetings
1:15pm-2:45pm 706. Adapting to the Changing Healthcare Landscape- Panel Discussion - David Kyllo; Keith Knapp PhD, CNHA,
FACHCA; Angelo Rotello, Esq, FACHCA; Robert Siebel, CNHA, FACHCA; Linn Thome | 1.5 CEU
2:45pm-3:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:00pm-4:00pm 801. The Cost of Turnover – Nicholas Castle, PhD | 1 CEU | HR, AL, S
802. Marketing Channels – Reaching Your Best Prospects – Irving Stackpole, MEd | 1 CEU | MK, AL, S, CN2 cp
803. Managing Overwhelmed: Strategies for Busy Professionals – Daniel Markowitz, MBA | 1 CEU | LD, AL, S
804. Certification Readiness I: Overview – Keith Knapp, PhD, CNHA, FACHCA | 1 CEU | PD
4:00-4:15pm Transition Break
4:15pm-5:15pm 901. The Next Generation of Leaders – Doug Olson, PhD, FACHCA | 1 CEU | HR, LD, AL, S
902. Running On Empty: Sales and Marketing When There Is No Budget Left - Irving Stackpole, MEd | 1 CEU | MK,AL, S, CN2 cp
903. Quality Assessment for Performance Improvement and Compliance – Barbara Peterson, MHA, MBA, CNHA,
FACHCA | 1 CEU | LD, QI, AL, S
904. Certification Readiness II: Sample Test Questions – Keith Knapp, PhD, CNHA, FACHCA | 1 CEU | PD
Sunday, December 12
7:30am-12:15pm Registration Open
7:30am-8:30am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30am-9:30am 1001. Successfully Onboarding New Leaders: The First 100 Days – Sylva Leduc | 1 CEU | HR, LD, AL, S
1002. Dementia Challenges, Assessment, Intervention & Ethical Considerations – Yvonne Lozano | 1 CEU | CB
1003. Assure Quality or Improve It – Vickie Burlew, RN | 1 CEU | LD, QI, AL, S
9:30am-9:45am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
9:45am-10:45am 1106. Models of Excellence | 1 CEU | PD, QI, MK, CC, AL, S
10:45am-11:00am Transition Break
11:00am-Noon 1206. Plenary: Navigating Change: A New Way of Thinking - Traci Bild | 1 CEU | LD, HR, AL, S
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plEaSE join uS For thE 17th annual WintEr markEtplaCE, DECEmbEr 10-12 at bally’S laS VEgaS!
FriDay, DeceMBer 10, 2010 1:15pm-2:45pm
8:30am-9:00am 301. Finding the Right Staffing Level for Your
Welcome Doug Fullaway, MBA | SkyView 1 cp
Tim Dressman, CNHA, CALA, FACHCA, Chairman ACHCA | SkyView 6 Please refer to session 201
The ACHCA Chairman of the Board welcomes you to Winter 302. Generating Leads for Optimal Census
Marketplace. He’ll guide you through the program schedule, emphasizing Patty Cisco, MBA | SkyView 2 cp
some of the unique features of this event. In addition, Mr. Dressman will
provide an overview of our national activities and introduce you to As a marketing professional, there are two things that are a given; you
College leadership. have limited time and limited resources. Yet, you continually need
to fill your funnel with leads. Developing marketing strategies that
9:00am-10:00am are results oriented, and determining which marketing strategies are
most effective can be challenging. This interactive session will engage
Opening Keynote Address participants in discovering how to use data to help create proven lead-
generating customer-focused marketing strategies. Participants will
100. Learning to Lead: Transformational Leadership leave this session with the touch point tools to engage their potential
Clint Maun | SkyView 6 and existing customers.
Everyone on the team can be a leader. Managers can change from day- 303. Analyzing Regulatory Risks - MDS 3.0 Data
to-day managers to leaders of successful organizations by engaging co-
Base and Quality Indicators
workers to be involved in leading their teams. Attendees will walk away
Leah Klusch, BSN, RN, FACHCA | Skyview 3 cp
with a step-by-step understanding of how they can make a difference by
their engagement of others. They will understand why it is necessary to This session will review the data content of the MDS 3.0 Data Set as
engage others, and how they can overcome tough situations. it connects to the Quality Indicator data base. Since the data base is
new the QI data base will also be changed and expose facilities to new
10:30am-12:00pm regulatory risks. The 3.0 has many outcome codes that will define the
impact of behaviors as well as interventions. Regulators will be using
201. Finding the Right Staffing Level for Your this data during the survey and monitoring the impact of treatments
Organization I and programs.
Doug Fullaway, MBA | SkyView 1 cp
With census levels fluctuating and labor making up 60% + of operating 3:00pm-4:30pm
expenses, administrators are sometimes forced to cut costs, usually
by cutting staffing hours. However, this may not be the answer. 401. Strategies to Improve Nursing Staff Satisfaction
Determining staffing levels is important: the law requires communities Michelle Huber, RN & Susan Gilster, PhD, FACHCA | SkyView 1
to provide quality care. How much of your staffing costs can you cut? Recruiting nurses and nursing assistants, and retaining the ones you have
You need people—enough to do a good job, but not too many or continues to challenge LTC, with turnover rates in double and triple digits.
you will hurt your profits. We will explore three different methods to Organizations are faced with the challenge of providing increasingly acute
determine staffing: (1) informal, (2) ratios, and (3) time standards. care services with less staff, finances and supplies. Several factors come
into play that affect retention of nursing staff. As primary caregivers,
202. Functional Marketing Planning in a nursing staff are experiencing stress and burnout because of working
Competitive Environment longer hours, increased work load, and poor work conditions. This
Patty Cisco, MBA & Pamela Richmond, CPA | SkyView 2 cp session will include recruitment and retention strategies, and processes
Do you cringe when you hear the words “marketing plan”? Are your to improve staff satisfaction and a successful organization.
marketing plans tucked securely in your desk after they are created?
Creating and using “hands on” functional marketing plans help 402. The Power of Networking to Enhance
administrators coach their marketing professionals to greater outcomes, Community Relationships
guides marketing professionals to perform at a higher level, and engages Patty Cisco, MBA | SkyView 2 cp
everyone in the facility to market services. In today’s competitive What makes successful leaders different from everyone else? They
environment, every organization spending time working “on their know how to use their influence combined with strategic networking
business, not just in their business is critical, and functional marketing secrets to build lasting relationships. With limited marketing resources,
plans are an easy tool to accomplish necessary marketing strategies. there is no margin for ineffective marketing practices. Participants will
discover the essential formula for reaching out to others to grow your
203. MDS 3.0 Update - Strategies for Operational networking savvy. They will learn how to capitalize on their existing
Professionals to Ease the Pain of Implementation strengths and networking “connections” and engage new lasting
Leah Klusch, BSN, RN, FACHCA (Webcast) | SkyView 3 cp relationships.
This session will view the implementation of the MDS 3.0 data set from
an operational and financial perspective. Updates from CMS will be
discussed as well as changes in the process since 10-01-10. Strategies
for tracking MDS data, payment data and changes to the process will
also be addressed. |5
403. Using Data to Achieve MDS Operational review of the MDS from a Regulatory and PPS perspective will be
Success addressed. Goals of the MDS 3.0 and how they relate to provision of
John Sheridan, MHSA & Eli Pick, CNHA, CAS, FACHCA | SkyView 3 cp nursing home care will be discussed and key improvements in the MDS
process, which are planned for 3.0, will be reviewed.
Know the value of data! In the near future, stored data will determine
SNFs referrals. MDS data contains the voice of the resident. Regulators
use your data in survey. Then, the public evaluates the results of your 10:15am-11:45am
organization’s data. This session covers the place of data in the health
601. Maximizing the Impact of the Environmental
system, and how it is used to assess your organization’s performance.
Learn how to provide data oversight to improve the data and foster a Staff
more positive interpretation of the data. Susan Gilster, PhD, FACHCA & Jennifer Dalessandro | SkyView 1
The success of an organization is dependent upon all of the employees-
from every shift and in every department. To think otherwise is to
saturDay, DeceMBer 11 doom the organization to mediocrity. Every person is important and
should be contributing to the accomplishment of the vision and goals.
8:30am-10:00am This session will discuss the impact and roles of environmental staff
in long term care. Participants will learn about a process to integrate
501. 7 Strategies for Employee Engagement environmental staff into the organization, and facilitating true teamwork.
Joanne Smikle | SkyView 1 Cost effective, sustainable programs will be shared.
Every manager has days when they’d like to send at least a few members 602. Marketing What No One Wants to Buy – The
of their staff to the unemployment line. Instead of acting on that urge, Paradox and the Challenge
learn to capitalize on the latent talent lurking in the organization. Irving Stackpole, MEd | SkyView 2 cp
Learn how to engage every employee by helping them understand
that, whatever their role, it is mission-critical and the success of the Very few people wake up in the morning and enthusiastically say, Today
organization is contingent upon how well they execute.This session will I’m going to a nursing home! In fact, the negative cultural idea of a
give managers the tools they need to spark sustainable commitment, retirement home or a nursing home can be captured in the British
care and concern from employees at all levels. sitcom Faulty Tower. Ill-tempered residents, foul food and incompetent
management. In this session, we will address how can nursing centers
502. ACHCA Chapter & District Development and retirement residences position themselves as something other
Workshop than a necessary destination.
603. Developing Personal Leadership: Managing
Attention current and prospective chapter leaders! Attend this session the Gap
for a wealth of ideas on how to build and develop your state chapter. Bill Wagner, CSP | SkyView 3
Whether your chapter is well-established or just getting off the ground,
this session will benefit you. Bring your ideas and questions with you, as A leader’s willingness to accept less than stellar performance from
this popular session is well-known for its energizing exchange among themselves and their team will be challenged during this presentation.
people from all over the country. Our panel of chapter leaders will By asking and answering a series of questions, participants will evaluate
offer programming and membership building ideas. Attendees will also whether they have the right employees. Who are the keeps? What is
have an opportunity to select from a number of round table discussions the associated cost of keeping an employee? Participants will be invited
on a variety of chapter development topics. to acknowledge their own leadership style and their developmental
needs. Finally, they will explore the impact of their leadership style on
503. Transformational Leadership: Connecting the their organization’s level of engagement.
Theory to Practice in LTC
David Wolf, MSOL, CNHA, CALA, CAS, FACHCA | SkyView 3 604. Dealing with Challenging Residents
Michelle Nettesheim, Esq. | SkyView 4
There is much discussion in the academic leadership community
around Transformational Leadership. Leaders prefer to position One of the biggest challenges providers face is the forced relocation
themselves as transformational leaders and use the term as a means of residents. Eviction issues between providers and residents are
to differentiate themselves. Frequently, many of these individuals are inherently more complex than in a typical landlord/tenant setting.
actually transactional or even pseudo-transformational leaders. This Avoiding the problemresident altogether is the best way to evade these
session is designed to assist the long-term care administrator with the issues, but without a crystal ball, that is not always possible. There are;
process of change by analyzing and synthesizing their leadership style to however, ways to turn a problem resident into a model resident. When
sustain effectively with our ever-changing legal, political, economic and all else fails, there are tools to help providers navigate through the often
regulatory environment. hazardous eviction process.
504. MDS 3.0 & Rug IV Update
Kris Mastrangelo, MBA | SkyView 4
This session discusses the New SNF RUGs IV Reimbursement System.
The speaker will review criteria for RUGs III vs. RUGs IV Leveling, and
strategies for rate preservation or optimal reimbursement. Participants
will gain insight into key elements of the Final Rule as they relate to changes
6 in skilling criteria for both nursing and rehabilitation. A comprehensive
1:15pm-2:45pm information about professional certification, and the many benefits
of becoming and remaining certified. Participants will learn how
706. Adapting to the Changing Healthcare to complete the application and how to prepare effectively for the
Landscape - Panel Discussion examination. Advancement to Fellow in ACHCA is also discussed.
David Kyllo; Keith Knapp PhD, CNHA, FACHCA; Angelo Rotello, Esq, FACHCA;
Robert Siebel, CNHA, FACHCA; Linn Thome | SkyView 6 4:15pm-5:15pm
How can your organization thrive during these turbulent times in long 901. The Next Generation of Leaders
term care? Come to this panel discussion to learn how other long term Doug Olson, PhD, FACHCA | SkyView 1
care administrators plan to succeed. Dave Kyllo, Director, National Center
for Assisted Living (NCAL), will kick off the discussion by highlighting the Participants will learn about the priorities of generation X and Y leaders
anticipated changes in the long term care environment- from nursing in health and aging services administration.These priorities were identified
homes to home health care. Then, several long term care administrators at the National Emerging Leadership Summit for Long-Term Care
will present their approaches to meeting market demands. Administrators held at The George Washington University this past June.
The actions taken since the summit will also be shared with participants. In
conclusion, participants will explore the applicability of these priorities to
3:00pm-4:00pm themselves, their organization and their professional association.
801. The Cost of Turnover
902. Running On Empty: Sales and Marketing
Nicholas Castle, PhD | SkyView 1
When There Is No Budget Left
Despite far reaching consequences associated with nursing home staff Irving Stackpole, MEd | SkyView 2 cp
turnover, the high rate of staff turnover in nursing homes is a perennial
issue of concern. Some facilities have reported rates as high as 300% per With occupancies declining in both skilled and assisted living settings,
year for CNAs. In this presentation, the cost of turnover is discussed. many long-term care administrators are challenged to improve their
Information comes from a survey of 3,000 administrators that included census. This program will focus on the very important, low-cost and
the cost for hiring and training staff (including RNs, LPNs, and CNAs). no-cost marketing initiatives which can be undertaken by virtually
From the same survey average turnover rates will be presented along every nursing and assisted living center, as well as the critical sales
with interventions used by facilities to reduce turnover. processes that are necessary to convert leads into customers. This
session will be highly interactive and will expect return demonstrations
802. Marketing Channels – Reaching Your Best of behaviorally-based sales skills.
903. Quality Assessment for Performance
Irving Stackpole, MEd | SkyView 2 cp
Improvement and Compliance
Nursing homes and retirement centers have traditionally relied on Barbara Peterson, MHA, MBA, CNHA, FACHCA | SkyView 3
print advertising channels to reach their target audiences. The typical
newspaper ad, community bulletin and church newsletter are no longer Many LTC and AL Centers lack a comprehensive quality assurance
adequate or economically justifiable. In this program, participants will process that analyzes and evaluates unplanned/unwanted events. In this
learn how to identify and select media channels, such as internet, social interactive session, participants will be encouraged to think outside
media, press releases and promotional events as marketing channels. the box to discover the root cause of a problem and to sustain quality
solutions. The participant will learn the process of identifying the trigger
803. Managing Overwhelmed: Strategies for Busy or indicator of a potential problem and methods of data collection.They
Professionals will learn how to perform analysis for root cause determination. Once
Daniel Markowitz, MBA | SkyView 3 the root cause of a problem is exposed, then patterns and trends can be
identified and an action plan can be written to sustain positive outcomes.
Have you ever had this experience? You arrive at the office early, work
incredibly hard for 10 or 12 hours, and when you finally go home, 904. Certification Readiness II: Sample Test
thoroughly spent, you wonder, Where did my day go? Why didn’t I Questions
get anything important done? In this workshop, participants will learn Keith Knapp, PhD, CNHA, FACHCA | SkyView 4
skills and processes for managing your vastly increased volume of work
Examiphobia is the most-cited barrier to becoming certified. It has
more efficiently. We’ll discuss classic time management techniques, as
been so long since most of us endured the testing environment and
well as, newer techniques adapted to the needs of healthcare workers,
the vulnerability of disclosing what we really know, it can be a little
and we’ll provide take home tools to enable participants to get more
unnerving. It can also be exhilarating and produce a wonderfully useful
done with less stress.
strategy for framing one’s own professional development plan for the
next five years…based on targeted areas of growth, not just how many
804. Certification Readiness I: Overview
C.E. hours may be needed as re-licensure deadlines approach. During
Keith Knapp, PhD, CNHA, FACHCA | SkyView 4
this session, participants will experience a mock certification exam and
The purpose of ACHCA’s professional certification program for discuss it with peers who share your mix of fear and intrigue about
nursing home and assisted living administrators is not only to promote adding CNHA or CALA after your name.
and foster continuous professional development, but also recognize
those who demonstrate advanced proficiency in each of the accepted
practice domains. The process helps participants identify the practice
areas in which to concentrate their future professional development
efforts in order serve their residents, families, staff, employer and
community as effectively as possible. This session offers background |7
sunDay, DeceMBer 12 with a narrowly-focused plan of correction. In this session, you will
discover how leaders focused on the future use cross-functional teams
to improve quality one step ahead of the customers and the surveyors.
8:30am-9:30am We introduce a method of Quality Improvement to demonstrate the
difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement.
1001. Successfully Onboarding New Leaders: The
First 100 Days
Sylva Leduc | SkyView 2 9:45am-10:45am
Research shows that 30%-50% of newly hired leaders derail within 18 1106. Models of Excellence
months – at a cost of up to 10X their salary! Effective onboarding SkyView 6
programs significantly reduce the risk, yet too often, Executive
Models of Excellence presentations are unique. Participants in this
Onboarding is relegated to HR as an orientation task. Whether it’s a
session select 3 topics of interest to them from a number of different
new Executive Director, Director of Nursing or Operations Director, a
presentations. Then, they attend 3 different mini-presentations (17
leader who does not successfully assimilate runs the risk of alienating
minutes) by leaders in the LTC field on the topics of interest to them.
both staff and patients/residents. The consequences of executive failure
Each presentation offers tools and solutions to assist in daily work.
are very costly.
1002. Dementia Challenges, Assessment, 11:00am-noon
Intervention & Ethical Considerations
Yvonne Lozano | SkyView 3 1206. Plenary: Navigating Change: A New Way of
As the oldest-old (85+) segment of the population continues to grow Traci Bild | SkyView 1
dramatically, mental health services for residents with dementia in long-
term care facilities will continue to increase. Providers in long-term We are operating in a drastically changed market. The convergence of
care and federal agencies have become aware of the complexity of an economic meltdown, a decline in consumer trust, record attrition,
providing mental health services to these residents. This workshop will increased competition, and new residents who are coming in frailer
address the ongoing challenges of managing a client with dementia in a have all resulted in decreased occupancy across our industry. A changed
long-term care setting, addressing the specific challenges, assessments, market requires new strategy and for some companies a reinvention.
interventions, and ethical considerations. Attend this session and learn how companies operating in some of the
most challenged markets in the US have transformed their cultures and
1003. Assure Quality or Improve It achieved extraordinary success.
Vickie Burlew, RN | SkyView 4
Has Quality Assurance failed to maintain compliance? Do you have
repeat citations? Do not feel alone. Managers are very busy managing
the day-to-day routine. The interdisciplinary team assures compliance
ACHCA IS GOING GREEN!
Our Winter Marketplace handouts are now available online. In order to access our ACHCA
eServices system, you will have to establish a user name and a password. If you are an
ACHCA member or have previously attended a conference, you are already in our system.
Please visit our website for directions on how to access your account.
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traci BilD is the President and Founder of Bild & Company and Bild Business Research. Her firm partners with organizations to grow
occupancy, revenue, and invests in CCRC, Independent and Assisted Living, Memory Care, and SNF. Moreover, Bild Business Research compiles
sales benchmarking data on hundreds of companies nationwide each month. Ms. Bild is the author of 7 Steps to Successful Selling and Zero Lost
Revenue Days and has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fox News and other media outlets for her expertise in
seniors housing sales.
nicholas castle, phD, is a Professor with the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Health Policy & Management where he
serves on five journal editorial boards. Dr. Castle has over 150 first authored publications in peer-reviewed journals which examine various issues
in long-term care (including staff turnover, leadership, and top management).
patty cisco, MBa, is the founder of Cisco & Co, a senior care marketing company that specializes in results oriented marketing, sales,
and customer service. She is a nationally recognized certified business coach. Ms Cisco has over 25 years experience as a marketing analyst, of
which she served as Vice President of Marketing and Development at a multi-chain senior care provider. She is considered one of the most
passionate, “hands on” marketing strategist and coaches in the senior care industry today.
JenniFer DalessanDro has served as the Assistant Administrator of the Alois Alzheimer Center for nearly 20 years. She has
published and presented nationally and internationally on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including staff recruitment, retention and satisfaction.
Douglas FullaWay, MBa, is president and Chief Operating Officer of Vigilan, a management software company for senior living. He
has 30 years of management experience and is the proud owner of several senior communities. Mr. Fullaway has held positions in distribution,
manufacturing, customer support, sales, and general management.
susan gilster, phD, Fachca, is the Executive Director and responsible for the development of the Alois Alzheimer Center, which
opened in 1987 as the first free-standing dementia facility in the US. As an educator, researcher and practitioner, Dr. Gilster has published
and presented nationally and internationally, and conducted research projects national in scope. Dr. Gilster’s most recent work is focused on
leadership and she has published books on her leadership model and the development of Alzheimer’s programs.
Michelle huBer, rn, has been the Director of Nursing for the Alois Alzheimer Center for over 12 years. She has over 30 years of
experience in nursing, primarily in long-term care. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Ms. Huber has served as a preceptor for students
and participated in clinical drug research. She is a frequent speaker to professional and community groups and for national organizations such as
ACHCA and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
leah klusch, Bsn, Fachca, is the founder and Executive Director of The Alliance Training Center. Ms. Klusch is currently lecturing
on a national, state, and regional basis on issues relating to care delivery, regulatory compliance, leadership, re-engineering, facility planning, and
management, documentation, wellness, restorative care giving, assessment and assessment documents, payment and reimbursement issues. She
has authored many continuing education programs and articles in current industry publications.
keith knapp, phD, cnha, Fachca is the Chief Operating Officer of Christian Care Communities, Kentucky’s largest faith-based,
not-for-profit provider of elder housing and long-term care. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and
Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine. Dr. Knapp is a past Chair of ACHCA and has been awarded the ACHCA
Distinguished Administrator award. He has served as the ACHCA Professional Advancement Committee Chair and the Education Committee
Chair for the National Association of Boards of Licensure for Long-term Care Administrators (NAB).
DaViD kyllo is Executive Director of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). Mr. Kyllo is responsible for leading NCAL’s advocacy
on behalf of a national federation of state affiliates, as well as directing NCAL’s educational programs, award-winning publications, and quality
programs. He has 25 years of experience working in government relations, regulatory and public affairs in Washington, DC. Mr. Kyllo has served
with two White House Administrations and both the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate.
sylVa leDuc, MeD, Mpec, is an Executive Coach, Leadership Strategist, published author and speaker. Previously as a consultant
with Ernst & Young, LLP, in 2000 she launched SageLeaders.com. In 2007, she received an award for Coaching Excellence from the International
Coach Federation. Ms. Leduc wrote the Executive Desk column for ECPN and two of her books have been published. In addition, she is on the
faculty of the College of Executive Coaching
proFessor yVonne lozano, Ms, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Healthcare Administration at Texas State University.
He received a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Baylor University, and will graduate in the fall of 2010 from the University of North Texas with
a Doctorate in Applied Gerontology. Mr. Lozano has over 18 years of direct care experience in aging and mental health, with a focus on managing
difficult resident behaviors in Long-Term Care settings.
Daniel MarkoVitz, MBa, is President of Time Back Management, a LEAN consulting firm. He has lead seminars and workshops
on time management, productivity, effective use of electronic tools, and work/life balance for healthcare workers. Additionally, Mr. Markovitz is an
active member Phi Beta Kappa.
kris Mastrangelo, MBa, is President and CEO of Harmony Healthcare International. She has more than 18 years of experience
in the long-term care industry. Ms. Mastrangelo’s experience includes the development and presentation of training modules, (clinical, financial,
operational and reimbursement) for large healthcare corporations, implementation of in-house rehabilitation programs, management of Medicare
and Medicaid cost reporting, change of ownership applications, budgeting, skilled nursing facility clinical and financial analysis.
clint Maun, is President and Senior Partner of Maun-Lemke, LLC, a health care consulting firm specializing in results oriented healthcare
programs. He has over 38 years experience in healthcare management, leadership, quality enhancement and self-development programs. Mr. Maun’s
acclaimed leadership process, “Smooth Operations”, has been successfully implemented in small and multi-facility businesses nationwide. His
visions, ideas, techniques and concepts are currently at work in thousands of organizations throughout the country.
Michelle s. nettesheiM, J.D., is Senior Counsel at the law firm of Hanson Bridgett, LLP. Ms. Nettesheim’s practice encompasses
all areas of health care, senior housing, and long-term care law. She has expertise in licensing, regulatory compliance, development, and operational
matters. Additionally, Ms. Nettesheim has represented long-term care facilities in litigation and administrative proceedings involving citations and
deficiencies, elder and dependent adult abuse, negligence, wrongful death, fraud and contract actions.
Douglas olson, phD, Fachca, is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has over fifteen years of
health care leadership experience, primarily in the long term care field. Dr. Olson’s interests are focused on leadership and leadership development
in the health and aging services field in both academic and organizational settings. He has given numerous national and regional presentations and
has a variety of publications.
BarBara peterson, Mph, MBa, cnha, Fachca is Senior Risk Management Consultant and Business Development
Director for Risk Management Solutions, where she directs the consulting division of the Clinical Services Department. Former positions have been
as DON/LTC and Acute Care, owner of a clinical consulting firm, and Public Health Director. Whether directing a single department or the entire
clinical team, Ms. Peterson has been applying enterprise risk management principles to a variety of health care business practices with positive
eli pick, cnha, cas, Fachca, is the Executive Director of Ballard Rehabilitation, a Skilled Nursing Facility and Sub-acute Hospital.
In 2007, his facility received the Optima Award by the Illinois Council on Long term Care for Quality and innovation. Mr. Pick is an active leader
in post-acute care in Illinois. Since 2003, he has served as chair of the Illinois Medicaid Advisory Committee, served as delegate to the 2005 White
House Conference on Aging, and is an instructor at the University of Illinois.
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paMela richMonD, cpa, has 23 years of experience, 15 years with exclusive focus on senior living providing strategic and
tactical planning and operations improvement. She has presented national for organizations such as AAHSA, OALA, NYAHSA, and HCAM.
Additionally, Ms. Richmond has Big 4 audit, Fortune 500, and grass roots non-profit experience.
angelo rotella, esq, Fachca, is President and CEO of Friendly Nursing Home and Berkshire Place Nursing Center. In 2005,
he served as Chair of the American Health Care Association, the nation’s largest federation of long term care providers. Mr. Rotella now serves
as Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and the President of the Corporation for Southern New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice
law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the United States Supreme Court.
John sheriDan, Mhsa, is president of eHealth Data Solutions. Mr. Sheridan and a great clinical and information sciences team
built eHDS current products, CareWatch® and RiskWatch® to serve the long-term care industry with easily accessible and useful information.
roBert sieBel, cnha, Fachca, is President of Carriage Healthcare Companies, Inc., a multi-state operator of long-term care
facilities, as well as a consulting firm providing services to facilities, financial institutions and other entities interested in the field of long-term care.
A licensed administrator since 1971, Mr. Siebel has served as President of the American College of Health Care Administrators, as Chairman of
the Long-Term Care Professional Technical Advisory Committee for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and has
conducted seminars for nursing home professionals in over 45 states. Mr. Siebel is the recipient of both the Distinguished Service Award and the
Educator of the Year Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.
Joanne l. sMikle is a respected consultant, author and speaker. She devises practical strategies that promote sustained change in
corporate culture while enhancing performance and productivity. An expert in leadership development, Ms. Smikle has spent the past several years
helping healthcare organizations reach their maximum potential.
irVing stockpole, MeD., is the President of Stackpole & Associates, Inc. a market research, customer service & sales training, and
marketing services firm. Previously, he was the National Vice President for Rehabilitation for the largest home health care company in the United
States. He is a registered respiratory therapist, and a past President of the American Respiratory Therapy Foundation.
Bill Wagner, is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Accord Management Systems, a research consulting firm specializing in employee
behavior and human capital retention and performance. He is authored the book entitled, The Entrepreneur Next Door, which contains research
conducted on over 1,500 entrepreneurs. In this study, Mr. Wagner benchmarks personality, emotional intelligence and brain dominance, allowing
him to measure the gap that exists between who we are and who we need to be to get the job done.
DaViD g. WolF, cnha, cala, cas, Fachca, owns and operates Access Consulting Services, L.L.C., a management
consulting firm specializing in strategic leadership. Mr. Wolf began his career in the long-term care industry in 1983 and purchased his first facility
in 1990. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership and Business Strategy from Eastern University.
DiscoVer the reWarDs oF
The American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional
association dedicated to long-term and continuing care administrators. Because The College’s mission
is to promote and recognize leadership excellence within the profession, we offer two tracks for
advancement that afford you the opportunity to develop professionally – and be recognized for your
Certified Nursing Home Administrators (CNHA)
Certified Assisted Living Administrators (CALA)
This College program certifies professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills,
values and leadership experience consistent with the high standards of management
necessary to provide quality services to residents, families, and communities. In addition,
the program provides visible and tangible evidence of public accountability for the efficient
delivery of quality health care.
Reasons to Pursue Professional Certification:
• National recognition
• Eligibility for State licensure in several states
• Commitment to the public
• Enhancement of the profession
• Personal satisfaction and sense of achievement
• Employer recognition
• ACHCA recognition
Advancement to Fellow
The designation of Fellow signifies the highest level of achievement within The College. Obtaining this
level of achievement in your profession is your opportunity to tout your hard work in long term care
and to demonstrate your continued commitment to staff, residents, and community.
A 2006 salary survey conducted by ADVANCE magazines and The College shows that a College Fellow
earns an average of $8,000 more per year than their peers without College Fellowship status.
Fellowship is a mark of distinction that others recognize and respect. Once you have advanced
to Fellow status, it is a designation that you keep for life as long as you maintain your ACHCA
ACHCA Fellowship is a gift you give yourself that reflects your commitment to your chosen career.
Explore the advancement opportunities available to you through The American College of Health Care
Administrators.Visit achca.org for more information.
For more information on Professional Certification and Advancement to Fellow, visit achca.org.
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thank you to our exhiBitors anD sponsors
taBletop exhiBitors sponsor
Accord Management Systems National Association of Activity Direct Supply^ – Lanyard Sponsor
Arthur J. Gallagher, & Co.* Professionals
eHealth Data Solutions* Partners Pharmacy
Galaxo Smith Kline PharMerica
Gojo Industries, Inc. RediLearning* ^
Harmony Healthcare International Seniors In Touch, LLC *: ACHCA Affinity Partner
The Joint Commission Therapy Resources Management, LLC ^: ACHCA Business Affiliate Member
accorD ManageMent systeMs
Accord Management Systems specializes in getting the “People Side of Business” right. We do this through employee selections, 360 degree’s
leadership development and employee engagement. www.accordsyst.com
arthur j. gallaghEr, & Co. - aChCa affinity partner
AJG, as one of the world’s largest brokers, offers a full range of insurance and risk management services exclusively to health care clients including our
employee benefits division, Gallagher Benefit Services. www.ajg.com
EhEalth Data SolutionS - aChCa affinity partner
Innovative web-based applications for evidence-based quality improvement, robust risk management, and reinforced financial integrity. CareWatch,
RiskWatch, and UB Watch. www.ehds.biz
GalaskoSmithKline improves the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. www.gsk.com
goJo inDustries, inc.
With our leadership, brands PUREL and PROVON, GOJO is focused on bringing hand hygiene solutions to market that help reduce the spread of
harMony healthcare international
Medicare and Case Mix Reimbursement Compliance Experts as well as MDS 3.0 Specialists. www.harmony-healthcare.com
national association oF actiVity proFessionals
NAAP is the only association for Activity Professionals primarily in long term care offering education through webinars, conferences, websites and
Partners is a leading regional provider of pharmacy services to long term care and assisted living facilities in MA, CT, NJ, NY, MO, KS,VA, MD, and NC.
PharMerica provides quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. Meet
your next pharmacy-PharMerica. www.pharmerica.com
rEDilEarning - aChCa affinity partner and business affiliate member
Redilearning is healthcare professionals devoted to raising your workforce competency, and by doing so, clear a pathway to a healthier organization.
seniors in touch, llc
A significant challenge for senior living facilities is connecting with family members. Seniors In Touch is a simple Internet communications product for
senior adults. www.seniorsintouch.com
the Joint coMMission
Continuously improve public health care by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the
highest quality and value. www.jointcommission.org
therapy resources ManageMent, llc
TRM provides contract rehab services to nursing homes, hospitals and schools in the New England area. Our newest division GPS provides medicare
management consulting services. www.trmrehab.com
MoDels oF excellence session
advancing rugs iV: a Staff team approach
john Sheridan, mhSa - president, ehealth Data Solutions, aChCa affinity partner
Nursing home administrators will explore the new MDS 3.0/RAI requirement for physicians, nurses , therapists and administration to work
together to determine the need for resident therapy and its duration/frequency.
Developing Emotionally Competent teams
Sylva k. leduc, med - Sage leaders inc.
Leaders have a pressing need today to make teams work better together. Join Sylva to learn some practical strategies for developing the emotional
intelligence of your team and improve its effectiveness.
Employee orientation Solutions
michael hemlepp - Co-founder and CEo, redilearning, aChCa affinity partner and business affiliate member
Join this session to find out how you can improve your new hire orientation and training to achieve actual learning, while using less of your
precious human resources and staying compliant.
Five leadership imperatives for Quality and Safety
gina Zimmermann, m.S. - Executive Director, home Care and long term Care accreditation, the joint Commission
In this session, participants will explore the five critical leadership-driven systems that influence the effective performance of an organization.
Participants will discuss how the leadership keys form the foundation for high-functioning, quality-driven performance, and how the keys can
lead to improved safety and quality.
health Care reform law: impact on ltC
russell robbins - area Vice president new England office, gallagher benefit Services, arthur j. gallagher, aChCa affinity partner
This presentation will focus on the practical implications of health care reform for owners and administrators. Anticipated future costs and
additional changes to the Health Care Reform law will be discussed.
identifying long term Care researcher roles
Elaina Siegel, phD - assistant professor, betty irene moore School of nursing at uC Davis
Participants will be asked to suggest areas of research that would be valuable to long term care leadership. Then, they will analyze the best ways
to communicate research findings to LTC leadership/management teams.
implementing restorative Care programs
leah klusch, FaChCa - Founder and Executive Director, the alliance training Center
Ms. Klusch will examine the structure, definitions and regulatory requirements for a successful restorative program . In addition, the role of the
interdisciplinary team process to document intervention and outcomes will be discussed.
online Senior housing marketing options
Eve m. Stern, mS - president , SnapforSeniors
Administrators will analyze the different leading online senior housing marketing options. Participants will learn what consumers are seeking
from senior housing websites and will be provided with a checklist to evaluate the merits of different services that best meet their needs.
practicum Site Quality profile
Douglas olson, phD, FaChCa - associate professor, university of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Participate in a discussion to help the long term care field better define what the profile of a quality Practicum/AIT experience looks like with a
goal of advancing a national standard of excellence.
Skin Care for healthier residents
tina magazine - marketing Director, gojo industries
Join this session to learn how the use of the PROVON basic skin care line can help prevent skin breakdown and infection. Also, discover the staff
training programs on skin care available through GOJO industries.
Staff Cooperate to advance rugs iV
john Sheridan, mhSa - ehealth Data Solutions, aChCa affinity partner
Discover how the new MDS 3.0/RAI requirement for physicians, nurses, therapists and administration to work together to determine need for
resident therapy and treatment schedule may improve resident care.
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aMerican college oF health care aDMinistrators presents
leadership Excellence: Exceeding Expectations
april 29 - may 3, 2011 | new orleans, la
hilton new orleans riverside
Early bird registration Deadline – march 25, 2011
Exhibit and Sponsorship opportunities are available
Visit www.achca.org for more information.
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December 9-11, 2011 | Bally’s las Vegas
proMoting excellence in long
terM care leaDership