Issue: December 18, 2017

Published on December 21, 2017

Articles in this issue:

DOH: Influenza Surveillance Report for the week ending December 9, 2017

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

This Informational Message is being sent to you by the NYSDOH Bureau of Communicable Disease Control (BCDC), which produces a weekly statewide influenza surveillance report from October through May. Attached is the influenza surveillance report for the week ending December 9, 2017. This will be the final surveillance report for the 2017-18 season.

This surveillance report is also available on the NYSDOH's public website at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/ as well as on the NYSDOH's password-protected Health Commerce System (HCS). To access the report on the HCS, log onto the HCS using your HCS password, select "Content" from the menu bar, then "Documents by Group">"NYSDOH">Diseases and Conditions">"Influenza"> "Surveillance">"Weekly Reports 2017-18 Season."

NYSHFA CONTACT:

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

2018 First Line Manager

Author:

It is widely accepted that Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are leading providers of quality health care in the United States.  Given this fact, dynamic and results-oriented leaders are essential.  Managers & Supervisors in all departments serve a vital role in ensuring quality care for residents in long term care facilities. 

The Foundation for Quality Care has been awarded grant funding for the First Line Manager program for all department managers and supervisors. 

This eight day program will provide the opportunity to learn new leadership skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore supervisory strategies, and operationally apply the skills and competencies that are needed to be an effective First Line Manager/Supervisor in today’s SNF setting.  

 

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Foundation Contact:

Amanda Vandenburgh

Administrative Assistant

(518) 462-4800, ext. 21

avandenburgh@thefqc.org

 

2018 Director of Nursing

Author:

It is widely accepted that Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are leading providers of quality health care in the United States.  Given this fact, dynamic and results oriented leaders are essential. Directors  of Nursing Services must be knowledgeable and  possess the skills needed to motivate and direct  staff, make the most of their limited resources  and keep abreast of the rapidly changing needs of the profession.

The Director of Nursing Program will provide the opportunity to learn new skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore value-based leadership, and  operationalize skills and competencies that are  needed to be a Director of Nursing Services in  today’s SNF setting.  Experts from academia, the nurse professional associations, quality assurance and skilled nursing facilities have served as members of the Leadership Institute Advisory Committee.

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