Deadline Approaching for 2014 Innovative Practice Award Program

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

The Clinical and Quality Services Committee of the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA), in recognition of the importance of innovation in improving the quality of long term care services, invites our members to submit nominations for the 2014 NYSHFA/NYSCAL Innovative Practice Awards.  Up to five awards will be presented.  Suggested areas for consideration are:  1) Behavioral Care Planning and Activities Programming, 2) Wound Care, 3) Preventing Unnecessary Hospitalizations, 4) Infection Control, 5) Changing to a Culture of Person-Centered Care, and 6) Staffing/Recruitment/Retention. Facility representatives from each award category will be honored at the NYSHFA/NYSCAL Annual Convention in June 2014.  Honorees will present their innovative practices to the membership during an educational session at the convention.

Attached are the 2014 Innovative Practice Awards Brochure and Nomination Form and the Guidelines to Submitting Applications.

Submissions must be received by mail no later than December 13, 2013.

If you have any questions, contact Karen Morris at NYSHFA/NYSCAL.

NYSHFA Contact:   Karen Morris, Director of Clinical and Quality Services
  518-462-4800 Ext. 15