Affinity’s McMullen Joins National Nursing Advisory Panel

Affinity Health Services Executive Vice President of Consulting and Business Development Candace McMullen has accepted an invitation to join the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing’s-Expert Advisory Panel (DNS-EAP).  The panel is comprised of industry experts who offer their knowledge and expertise to support the success of nurse leaders at various career phases

McMullen’s term will run for two years. The Colorado-based DNS-EAP represents Directors of Nursing whose purpose is dedicated to supporting post-acute care nurses and healthcare professionals in providing quality care.

”I am humbled to be invited to participate in the Expert Advisory Panel,” she said. “I am honored to be part of supporting our nurse leaders success in navigating the industry landscape and providing quality care to our nation’s seniors.”

The committee stated that its membership seeks to be represented by experts who are dedicated to the betterment of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) nurses.

Among McMullen’s responsibilities with the panel are:

  • Promote and represent the association’s more than 15,000 members;
  • Actively participate by sharing professional knowledge of the LTPAC profession and SNF operations and their impact on the nurse leader and responsibilities;
  • Advise on the current and future challenges, opportunities, and needs of SNF providers; and
  • Maintain expertise and knowledge in the role or discipline you represent on the DNS-EAP.

McMullen oversees sales and marketing for Affinity Health Services as well as expansion of the consulting services line of business. She has experience in operations, consulting, clinical and regulatory management of continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes, assisted living, independent living and home health.

She also serves as Executive Director/Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Directors of Nursing Association and recently finished tenure as Secretary of the LeadingAge MD board.  She is also a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and National Association of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Candace had served as Affinity’s VP of Operations from 2008-2014 and was a Nursing Consultant from 2004-2007.

Affinity Health Services Inc. is marking its 25th year as a consulting and management company specializing in administrative solutions for senior living communities. Affinity can provide full turnkey management or service the client’s needs in clinical, regulatory, marketing, human resources, financial and third-party billing. Affinity provides a full menu of training services and is an approved directed in-service training provider.

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