The Orange Peel January, 2010
Volume 1, Issue 1
The Official Newsletter for California Association of Health Facilities, Orange County Chapter
This issue brought to you by:
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Orange, CA 92868
Meet your new 2010 OC Contact: Mark Uranga
CAHF Board. P: (714) 560-8188
F: (714) 450-3977
Details on the February
All Star Meeting Recap. INTRODUCING THE 2010 BOARD
Pictured Above: (Top Row) Anita Bunting, Anant Desai, Scott Boyd, Tiffany Karlin, Mark Shroepfer
(Bottom Row) Mark Uranga, Mike Dodge, Rita Rehaste and Julie Collins
Individual Highlights Treasurer:
INTRODUCING YOUR Members at Large:
Mark Schroepfer Julie Collins
Town Hall Breakfast 2 2010 OCAHF BOARD ManorCare Fountain Valley RehabCare Group
OF DIRECTORS: Education Chair: Rita Rehaste
Thais Andrade Sanders, Collins & Rehaste
President: Sunrise Brighton Gardens of
Mike Dodge Yorba Linda Thank you for volunteering
Hy-lond Home - ResCare
your time and expertise to
Campaign 4 Nurse Council:
Vice President: Marsha Peterson our cause!
Mark Uranga Sunrise Senior Living
Pacific Haven HealthCare HAPPY NEW YEAR O.C.
Center Membership Chair:
Bill Shifferli PROVIDERS AND
Secretary: College of Medical Arts VENDORS!
Associate Reps: The Good News is….
Public Advocacy: Anant Desai We made it through 2009!
Tiffany Karlin Interface Rehab, Inc. The Bad News is….
Accurate Business Results We get to do it all over
Scott Boyd again, only BETTER!
Accelerated Care Plus Stay connected and
informed with OCAHF.
ORANGE PEEL NEWSLETTER
“To meet your needs and
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
address your concerns, we
really need to hear from
Have some great second annual Angels
the Members directly.” Baseball Night (to raise
ideas to share? funds for our Chapter, date ARE YOU ON OUR
TBA), and a Nurse CURRENT MAILING LIST?
- Mike Dodge, President Do you have an important
Recognition Event (May 19,
issue you would like to see
2010). You don’t want to
addressed at a Chapter
miss these exiting events!
Meeting? Worried about
Fall Risks? Looking for Staff Other topics for discussions,
Retention Tips? Other great requested speakers,
questions or subjects for thoughts and ideas are
discussion? Let us know! welcome! Thoughts and
ideas from staff are also If not, or if you know
At each Chapter Meeting
welcome. someone else who would
we will host a presentation like to be, please contact:
based on the topics you Please contact Mike
would like to see discussed. Anita Bunting,
Dodge with your issues,
topics and ideas at: (760) 845-0018
Mark your calendars!
Coming soon is our Town
Hall Legislative Breakfast
(February 12, 2010), our
DON’T MISS THE TOWN HALL BREAKFAST
OCAHF will hold a *Jeff Miller (71st District);
Town Hall Legislative *Mimi Walters (State Villa Valencia
Senator, 33rd District); and 24552 Paseo de Valencia
Breakfast on Laguna Hills, CA92653
*Loretta Sanchez (Member
February 12th 2010 of Congress, 47th District).
For more information
Attendance will be limited regarding the Town Hall
Please join your fellow
to the first 80 people who Legislative Breakfast,
OCAHF members for a Town
register for the Breakfast.
Hall Legislative Breakfast. please contact
Breakfast details are as Mike Dodge at:
We have invited the following MDodge@rescare.com.
Legislators (or their
Come Meet and
*Lou Correa (34 District);
February 12th, 2010
*Tom Harmon (35th District);
*Jim Silva (67th District);
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Local Legislators!
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
We recognized six (6)
Restorative Nurse Assistant
OCAHF Facility Superstars
who were presented with a
Certificate of Appreciation Elia Rosso
by their nominating C.N.A., Team Leader
RECAP Administrator. Leisure Court
The superstars (pictured
Each Superstar received
The 2010 California below) are:
Association of Health Registration, a Certificate
Facilities – Orange County of Appreciation and a
Director of Social Services
Chapter Board of Directors Pacific Haven $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card
was sworn-in by Joe Diaz, (sponsored by Sanders,
CAHF Staff. Cheryl Bukosky
Collins & Rehaste, LLP,
LVN, Charge Nurse
Special Thanks Brighton Gardens Attorneys at Law).
go out to:
THE 2010 OCAHF Gloria Estipona Be on the look out for your
RN, Supervisor next Super Star!
2009 OCAHF FACILITY SUPERSTARS!
Board Hy-Long Home
Joe Diaz –
Carole Lillis –
Region V Chair
Steve Flood –
Region V Vice-
Do you have an employee who always goes above and
beyond? Someone who takes extra care of your residents and
employees? Do you have a staff member who commands
respect and brings positive energy to your facility just by
being there? Someone who comes up with new ideas and
creative ways to resolve day to day issues? This is your
SUPERSTAR! Recognize them!
ORANGE PEEL NEWSLETTER
SHOUT OUT FOR SPONSORS
California Association of * 15 minutes to describe to
Get your name up
Health Facilities attendees how your Fun Fact: The
2201 K Street in lights (sort of!) agency can help them.
Sacramento, CA 95816
OCAHF is looking for a few Facility Profile: cells are brain
Phone cells, which can
(916) 441-6400 good sponsors. Following
Submit a photo and one
are the sponsorship levels page description of your live an entire
Fax available: facility for inclusion in the lifetime. Take
(916) 441-6441 next Orange Peel!
care of those
Headliner for Orange Peel:
E-mail Other Items: brain cells!
MDodge@rescare.com. * Our newsletter is
distributed to members There are other Raffle Prizes
“Providers Giving Quality and non-members and is and Fundraisers available
Care”. posted on the CAHF Blog. as well. Please contact
Diamond Sponsor: Anita Bunting if you are
interested in sponsoring!
* Name is included in our
Agenda; Anita Bunting,
* Table top distribution of (760) 845-0018
your Agency information; (Courtesy of
Advancing Excellence Campaign
Nursing Home and state effort designed The AEC offers free
to help nursing homes webinars and
Campaign improve quality of care downloadable videos,
and life in nursing homes. new ideas, resources
CAHF’s CEO Jim Gomez Supported by many and training to track
has set a new goal for groups, including CMS, progress and compare
2010… to have 600 CAHF and Aging Services your nursing home to
California LTCs join of California, the AEC others in the state.
Advancing Excellence provides free resources to
in America’s Nursing assist nursing home
We’re on the Web! See the attached flyer
Home Campaign. management and care.
See us at: for more information on
Read his letter
www.cahf.org/blog.html the AEC.
attached. Goals of the campaign
are to improve care,
reduce care issues and
Excellence Campaign increase resident, and
(the “AEC”) is a national family satisfaction. EXCELLENCE
ORANGE COUNTY C.A.H.F.
is hosting a
LEGISLATIVE TOWN HALL BREAKFAST
at the community of
24552 Paseo de Valencia Laguna
Hills, CA 92653
FEBRUARY 12, 2209
Breakfast begins at 9:00 am
MEET AND GREET YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATORS
For information contact:
For Information contact: Mike Dodge
OCAHF President (714) 531-8741 ext 117