Issue: August 19, 2016

Published on August 19, 2016

Articles in this issue:

Nursing Homes Clean Energy Initiative Reminder

Author: * Published in Finance & Reimbursement

A reminder to complete the energy data release authorization form as soon as possible. Please see further information below:

We still need your help in the form of access to your energy usage information. Helping is easy and is no cost to the facility! Please sign the attached data release form which will allow the DOH/NYSERDA team and its contractors to get your monthly data directly from your utilities and allow an in-depth analysis.


Why would individual nursing homes participate? 


Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36

DOH Notification Regarding Infection Control Issue

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

DOH has issued the attached clinical alert to nursing homes and other health care providers related to the global emergence of multi-resistant yeast candida auris. The alert contains information related to reporting the incidence of this infection and infection control precautions that should be taken for infected residents. We suggest you share this notice with your Medical Director, Director of Nursing and Infection Control Practitioner.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Psychological First Aid Course Available

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

The attached notice specifies the training courses that will be available in various regions of the state on Psychological First Aid (PFA) for training coordinators. Registration is through the LMS system.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

NYSHFA / NYSCAL News August 2016


Attached please find the August 2016 issue of NYSHFA/NYSCAL News of Continuing Health Care in New York State. Highlights featured in this issue are:

NYSHFA Contacts
Rick Patterson
Senior Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23