Every year outstanding students, preceptors and friends of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Health Care Administration Program are recognized at the annual spring banquet hosted by the UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Care Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE). This year, nearly four-hundred participants attended this year’s online event which was held April 15th. The theme for the banquet was, “TOGETHER WE CAN: Celebrating our Long Term Health Care Heroes."
The banquet started off with a welcome from the Chancellor, James Schmidt. It was followed by our keynote speaker, James Balda, the President & CEO of Argentum. Balda is responsible for the overall leadership of the association and with transforming its vision and mission to meet the changing needs of the senior living industry.
Preceptor of the Year: Megan Corcoran: WI Veterans Home Health Dimensions, Chippewa Falls, WI
Recognizes the contribution and leadership by a preceptor of the health care administration program.
Distinguished Student: Brooke Harris: Currently in her administrative residency at Woodside Lutheran in Green Bay, WI
Recognizes exceptional performance and extra contributions by a UW-Eau Claire health care administration student.
Distinguished Alumni Award: Jennifer Johnson, Marquardt Village, Watertown, WI
Recognizes distinguished service to the field in a manner that brings credit upon the award recipient and UW-Eau Claire
Distinguished Service Award: Mike Schanke, President of Oakridge Gardens, Menasha, WI
Recognizes the commitment of individuals to the advancement of the Center and the Health Care Administration program at UW – Eau Claire.
Applied Student Leadership Projects:
Internal Operations Award: Brooke Harris
Administrative Residency Site: Woodside Lutheran Home
Project: We Won’t Be Blinded By The Lights: Purposeful Approaches to Reducing Call Light Load
Preceptor: Meghan Mehlberg Fuss
External Relationships Award (Co-Winners):
Administrative Residency Site: Marquardt Village
Project: Intergenerational Pen Pal Program
Preceptor: Jennifer Johnson
Administrative Residency Site: Rocky Knoll Health Care Center
Project: Intergenerational Programming
Preceptor: Kayla Clinton
Customer Service Award: Molly Vissers
Administrative Residency Site: Towne House Retirement
Project: Increasing the Accuracy of Special Diet Orders
Preceptors: Amy Scheffer
Entrepreneurial Award: Rebecca Koepsell
Administrative Residency Site: Lake Country Health Services
Project: Streamlining Recruitment, Orientation, and Mentoring
Preceptor: Ray Freson
Over $20,000 in scholarships were awarded for the 2021-22 year. Special thanks to our scholarship donors. Please see here for all scholarship recipients.
Special thanks to our 2021 CHAASE Banquet Sponsors.
The Alden Network
Life Care Services
Covenant Living Communities and Services
Oak Park Place
Heritage Senior Living
Mayo Health Services
Bethany St. Joseph Corporation
Tealwood Senior Living
Presbyterian Homes & Services
Good Samaritan Society
Benedictine Health Services
Eden Senior Care
Ide Management Group
Martin Luther Manor
Minnesota Masonic Homes
North Shore Healthcare
St. Paul Elder Services
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
Please save the date for the 2022 CHAASE Spring Banquet-April 21st, 2022 at The Lismore, Eau Claire, WI.