A Look Ahead to Affinity Days 2019
The date is quickly approaching for Affinity Days 2019. This annual training and development conference features various speakers who aim to provide motivation and inspiration to Affinity communities who continue in their goal of delivering excellent services.
This year’s keynote speaker, Clint Maun, CSP, will aim to help in this inspiration. Clint is nationally recognized for his innovative expertise in healthcare consulting, speaking and research. Clint is a co-founder of Maun-Lemke Speaker and Consulting LCC and his entire career experience has been in healthcare operations, management, leadership, quality enhancement and self-development programs. Clint has the proven ability to motivate individuals to positive action and implement results-oriented change and his dedication to our profession is evident as he brings advocacy for positive self-esteem and motivation to a new level. See Clint’s full bio here, or you can listen to his free daily audio podcast at www.clintcast.com.
Among other training presentations featuring Affinity staff members, we are excited to welcome Clint and look forward to learning from his experiences.
We are pleased to welcome Cheryl Metrick, RN, NHA, WCC, LNC, Clinical Consultant to the Affinity team.
Cheryl brings 30 years of experience in senior community management to Affinity Health Services, Inc. Cheryl was a Director of Nursing and Nursing Home Administrator for a large non-profit continuing care retirement community early in her career. After achieving many successes in facility based management, Cheryl joined a large nationwide for profit provider as a Clinical Services Consultant. As a Clinical Services Consultant, Cheryl had oversite of multiple post-acute living centers in various states including PA, OH, WV, TN and CA. After seven years as a Clinical Consultant, Cheryl was asked to serve as the Area Vice President for the same organization in which she had operational oversight of financial, clinical, budget development, compliance, HR and environment of care. Most recently Cheryl had briefly relocated and had the experience of serving as an interim Director of Nursing and subsequently training her replacement.
In addition to Cheryl’s credentials, she achieved her Certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant from the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
Tammy Coleman, Angela Huffman and Dana Heitzenrater, three Clinical Consultants at Affinity Health Services, have obtained their Certificates of Training in Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care. As managers and consultants, our team can best serve our clients by staying current in facility level requirements.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), which provides this customized training, explains that “Newly published federal regulations will have a significant impact on how long-term care facilities address infection prevention and control.”
The APIC certificate program requires education on topics such as Microbiology 101 for Infection Preventionists, State and federal regulations for infections prevention and control, Environmental services’ roles in infection prevention, and additional topics.
To learn more about this organization and training, visit https://apic.org/Education-and-Events/LTC-certificate