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21 nurses complete nurse leadership program

by jmaloni

Press release

Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:00 am

Exclusive program trains rising leaders in skilled nursing facilities

Twenty-one nurses from Central and Western New York area nursing facilities have completed the Foundation for Quality Care's Director of Nursing Leadership Program, an exclusive program for nurses in senior management roles who aspire to become or remain leaders in the long-term care profession.

The Director of Nursing Leadership Program is part of the Long Term Care Leadership Institute, which was developed by the Foundation for Quality Care, a non-profit research and educational foundation affiliated with the New York State Health Facilities Association. The innovative program, assisted by funds from the New York State Department of Health and Labor - Health Workforce Retraining Initiative, provides college-level credits through the State University of New York Institute of Technology's School of Nursing and Health Systems in Utica.

"No one is more important to the delivery of quality care than nurses and nurse leaders. We need to do everything we can to support them," said Richard J. Herrick, President of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the Foundation for Quality Care. "Programs such as these are critical to the long-term success of skilled nursing facilities in New York state."

The Long Term Care Leadership Program was designed to provide nursing leaders with an ongoing educational and peer networking program that promotes personal development, core competencies and best practices in the role of long-term care nursing.

"The institute is even more critical in these times of staffing shortages and increased quality of care and financial pressures in the long-term care profession," said Richard Patterson, executive director of the Foundation for Quality Care. "This program trains the current and, most importantly, the next generation of nurse leaders who care for New York's most frail populations."

The 21 participants who have completed the Director of Nursing Leadership Program are:

  • JanetAllard, director of nursing, Good Shepherd-Fairview Home Inc.,Binghamton
  • SuzanneAllman, asst. director of nursing, The Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation, Webster
  • SamanthaBewley, director of nursing, Absolut Center for N & R at Eden LLC, Eden
  • JosetteDobiesz, director of nursing, The Hurlbut, Rochester
  • DeirdreFeeney, director of nursing, Vestal Park Rehab & Nursing Ctr, Vestal
  • ValerieKillion, associate director of subacute services, Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Williamsville
  • DeborahKreps, RN unit manager, Niagara Rehab & Nursing Center,Niagara Falls
  • BethanyLeven, director of nursing, Conesus Lake Nursing Home, Livonia
  • LynnLilga, asst. director of nursing, ElderWood Health Care At Lakewood, Hamburg
  • HelenLoop, director of nursing, Riverview Manor Health Care Center,Owego
  • JenniferMiller, director of nursing, Bethlehem Commons at Good Samaritan Village, Delmar
  • JenevieveNablo, director of nursing, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, Lewiston
  • SheilaSalls, director of nursing, Alpine Rehab & Nursing Center,Little Falls
  • ChristineSchroeder, director of nursing, Blossom View Nursing Home,Sodus
  • ValicitySpaulding, director of nursing, St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Ctr Inc., St. Johnsville
  • DonnaThomas, asst. director of nursing, The Shore Winds, Rochester
  • JudithWaite, director of nursing, Odd Fellow and Rebekah Nursing Home Inc., Lockport
  • KarenWalker, director of nursing, Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home Inc.,Penn Yan
  • SharonWalters, director of nursing, Heritage Green Nursing Home,Greenhurst
  • DanielZielinski, asst. director of nursing, Delaware Nursing & Rehab. Center, Buffalo

The Foundation for Quality Care, Inc. is a non-profit educational foundation affiliated with the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living, a statewide membership organization of more than 280 licensed skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. The membership is diversified and represents individual and multi-facility operations of proprietary, voluntary and government sponsorship. Members take care of more than 45,000 ill, aged and infirm New Yorkers. Members of NYSHFA/NYSCAL are dedicated to the highest standards of care and to the quality of life of all residents.

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