Issue: December 17, 2015

Published on December 17, 2015

Articles in this issue:

Customer Satisfaction Survey Project Facility Application

Author: Gayle Farman and Rick Patterson

The Foundation for Quality Care is now accepting applications from SNF’s interested in participating in the grant-funded NYS Customer Satisfaction Survey Project.  Facilities must complete the on-line application prior to January 11, 2016.  A total of 35 SNF’s will be selected for the project.  Click here to access the:  Survey Project On-Line Application.

NYSHFA CONTACTS
Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development
518-462-4800 x34

Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x19  

 

Register Now for Quality Improvement Series to Begin in early 2016!

Author: Gayle Farman and Rick Patterson* Published in Education, Foundation for Quality Care News

The Foundation for Quality Care, the research and education affiliate of the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA), is pleased to announce that the Long Term Care Leadership Institute will be offering a Quality Improvement Series Leadership program in East Elmhurst, NY.  Applicants may apply who work in Skilled Nursing Facilities from the following New York City, Long Island, and Northern Metro counties: Bronx, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, or Westchester.  A brochure, application and program information sheet outlining the course content, eligibility criteria, dates, time and location for these programs is listed on www.thefqc.org and also can be downloaded HERE

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the Foundation for Quality Care no later than Friday, January 8, 2016.



NYSHFA CONTACTS
Gayle Farman
Sr. Director of Resource Development
518-462-4800 x34

Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x19

Deadline Extended for 2016 Innovative Practice Award Program

Author: Karen Morris* Published in Clinical & Quality

The deadline for submissions for the 2016 Innovative Practice Award Program has been extended to December 31, 2015.

The Clinical and Quality Services Committee, in recognition of the importance of innovation in improving the quality of long term care services, invites our members to submit nominations for the 2016 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 2016.  Honorees will present their innovative practices to the membership during an educational session at the convention.

Program Criteria and Submission Information:

Nominations must meet the following criteria:

Attached are the 2016 Innovative Practice Awards Brochure and Nomination Form and the Guidelines to Submitting Applications. Realizing the time constraints everyone has, we have attempted to make the submission process as easy as possible. We have also included a suggested timeline you may find useful in preparing your application.  Part one of the submission form contains your facility's identifying information. It will be separated from Part Two, the description of the innovative practice, before the committee reviews it. Nominations will be reviewed using a "blind" process; therefore, do not include any identifying information when completing Part Two of the submission.

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