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Health Care Organization Pledges $500,000 to Support CHAASE and the Health Care Administration Program
Golden Living, a leading national health care company, has made a commitment to make a $500,000 gift over the next 10 years to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation in support of the UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence and the UW-Eau Claire Health Care Administration program.
Golden Living is a family of companies that provide long-term care, nursing services, sub-acute care, rehabilitation therapy, hospice, and home health services. The gift, in recognition of the excellence of CHAASE and the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program, was announced by Larry Deans, president of Golden Living Centers, at a UW-Eau Claire health care forum on Sept. 16, at UW-Eau Claire.
"We are committed to excellence in health care," said Deans. "For us, quality starts at the top, with the administrators and directors of nursing of our LivingCenters. What better way to ensure continuing quality care for our patients and residents than to support the education and development of our future health care leaders. It also is a great way for us to give back to those who continue to play a significant role in laying the foundation for our industry."
Health Care Administration Grant to Support Study of Long-Term Care Sites
A $42,344 grant from The Commonwealth Fund will support a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration program that will provide a standardized profile of strengths and opportunities of health care sites nationwide.
The study will include the development of a profile to help identify marks of excellence and areas of opportunity in long-term care settings where health care administration students or administrators-in-training (AITs), are placed for their practicum field experiences. The findings of the study will be a resource for organizations, programs and individuals across the country that work with long-term care facilities.
"Preliminary evidence suggests that AIT experience is critical to the effective development of health care administrators," said Dr. Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, associate professor of health care administration at UW-Eau Claire and one of the study's co-investigators. "This project moves the health and aging services field toward a better ability to define what the profile of a quality practicum or AIT experience looks like and will provide a set of benchmarking features for quality."
Health Care Administration Program Receives Reaccreditation
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration program recently was reaccredited by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). The program, first accredited in 2005, is one of only seven NAB-accredited programs in the country. The program will be up for NAB reaccreditation again in 2015.
"Accreditation is a measure of quality and excellence for academic programs," said Diane Hoadley, dean of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business. "It is a reflection of the strength of the health care administration program, showing that industry standards are being met and that graduates are prepared to enter the workplace."
Business Strategies for Senior Care Organizations was Sept. 16 Forum Focus
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire presented a forum titled "Business Opportunities in Healthcare: The Changing Landscape of Senior Care" from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
The forum provided an overview of the changing landscape of senior care due to a variety of external forces such as customer expectations, market demand, government influence, economic climate and the graying of America. Panelists discussed how organizations are responding and thriving in this time of change and shared strategies for moving into the future.
Panelists, all leaders of long-term care organizations, included Larry Deans, president of Golden Living Centers, which operates more than 300 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in 21 states; Steve Chies, senior vice president of long-term care operations for Benedictine Health System, a Minnesota-based organization operating about 40 care facilities in seven states; Jim Deignan, CEO of Dove Healthcare, Eau Claire; and Barb Rode, president and CEO of St. Therese, which has facilities in New Hope and Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Douglas Olson, director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence, served as moderator.
The forum was free and open to the public. No registration is required. A reception and special announcement followed the forum.
UW-Eau Claire's CHAASE, the Western Wisconsin Regional Geriatric Education Center, UW-Eau Claire's economics department and the UW–Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences sponsored the event.
For more information contact Meredith Wolf at 715-836-3543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Diane Hoadley named College of Business Dean at UW-Eau Claire
Diane Hoadley has been named dean of the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire following a national search. Hoadley's appointment will begin in August.
"Being the successor to Dean Tom Dock is a daunting task; Diane Hoadley is up to the challenge," said Dr. Patricia A. Kleine, UW-Eau Claire's provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. "Diane brings significant, requisite experience in such areas as AACSB accreditation, distance education, experiential/high-impact learning for students, procurement of extramural funds — all essential for maintaining and enhancing the highly regarded, distinctive program offered by the UW-Eau Claire College of Business."
On Saturday, September 18th, 2010, members of the American College of Health Care Administrators student chapter at UW-Eau Claire volunteered at the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. The students helped set-up the walk at Carson Park and recruited teams, whose fundraising efforts reached nearly $40,000. As more than 300 participants walked to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease, students enjoyed a "Day in the Park" with residents from Syverson Lutheran Home. Participants enjoyed lunch while multiple intergenerational games of bingo were played. All walkers, students, and residents enjoyed what turned out to be a beautiful day while ultimately making a difference in the lives of over 26 million people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer 's disease.
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Support the CHAASE Advancement Fund
Your contribution to the CHAASE Advancement Fund will be gratefully accepted by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes and be recognized in the Foundation’s annual honor roll of donors. To make a difference and to contribute to the future of health and aging services, please visit www.uwec.edu/fndn/giving.htm.
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