FQC Partners with the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization to Fund and Deliver its Leadership Program

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The Foundation for Quality Care is excited to announce our new partnership with the Iroquois Healthcare Association Workforce Investment Organization (IHA WIO), an initiative funded through the Medicaid Redesign Waiver which aims to retrain, recruit and retain healthcare workers in the long–term care sector, also known as the Workforce Investment Program.

Through this new partnership, the FQC will provide three courses during the months of March and April for Assisted Living (AL) and Skilled Nursing Facilities’(SNF) staff at NO COST to participants. They are as follows: 

  • The Assisted Living 4-day Nurse Leadership Course: March 4-5 and April 8-9, 2019.
    Location: Albany, NY. AL RN and LPN’s from across the state are eligible to apply.
    See attached for details. 
  • The Nurse Educator 4-Day Course: March14-15 and April 11-12, 2019
    Location:  Buffalo, NY. AL and SNF RNs are eligible to apply from Upstate NY.
    See attached for details. 
  • The Quality Series 4- day Course, March 21-22 and April 16-17, 2019.
    Location: Buffalo, NY. Eligible participants are SNF LNHA, DON, Quality Specialists
    Details coming next week. 

The Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) has been designated as a statewide Workforce Investment Organization (WIO) by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). 

Gary Fitzgerald, President and CEO of IHA, notes, “We are pleased to partner with the Foundation for Quality Care to present Long Term Leadership Training that will combine the best of intensive in-person training with the added resource of on-line training to follow the learner back into their work life”. 

IHA has extensive experience with development and implementation of healthcare workforce training initiatives. IHA is a not‐for‐profit health care trade organization representing 54 hospitals and health care systems, including 25 nursing homes and 41 home care agencies. For more information, please visit www.ihawio.org. The FQC is proud to partner with them on these workforce initiatives. 

For more information on these programs, please click on the attachment under each course or contact: 

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Nleveille@nyshfa.org
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk
lvolk@nyshfa.org
518-462-4800 x15