Affinity Health Services participated in the 2016 LeadingAge PA Annual Conference & Exposition held at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. This conference was a great opportunity to connect and re-connect with various healthcare professionals; advance our awareness of the changes and innovations occurring in the industry; and cultivate the relationships with the Pennsylvania’s aging service leaders who support our seniors.
This year’s LeadingAge theme was “Be Bold” with over 300 vendors participating in the Trade Show. The Affinity team served refreshing frozen “mock” cocktails to conference attendees with a beach themed booth.
Pictured above is Denise McQuown-Hatter, President/CEO and Robert Barnes, Chief Operating Officer at this year’s LeadingAge Conference & Expo.
Affinity Health Services proudly welcomes our new Clinical Consultant, Melissa Sullivan to the management team. Melissa brings 20-years of experience in long term care. Melissa’s career in long term care began in 1994 as a certified nursing assistant. Her background in nursing has provided her the opportunity to work in a multitude of communities within the long term care arena. Melissa has held the positions that include director of nursing, professional nurse consultant covering PA, MA, WV, TN and MD and most recently a nursing home administrator. Melissa prides herself in developing a working environment that allows for creative thinking, problem solving and empowerment with the development of a facility management team. She has successfully worked with communities that include CMS special focus facilities to achieve compliance. Melissa has played an integral part in teaching and mentoring culture change with staff to achieve clinically competent and financially stable environments. Melissa received her undergraduate nursing degree at Duquesne University.
August 7th – 9th, 2016
Split Rock Resort
Carbon County, PA
Presentation: What is Happening to Medicare, Managed Care, Medicaid and Insurance Payers
Presenter: Denise McQuown-Hatter
Date and Time: Monday, August 8th 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Nursing Home Administrator – Kim Cobaugh
On March 14, 2016, Kim Cobaugh was reappointed to the Nursing Home Administrator board of directors. Kim plays an active role in assisting to develop new talent that are qualified to serve in such positions and uphold the standards of professional conduct in order to maintain a high level of integrity and performance in the practice of nursing home administration.
This marks Kim’s second term serving as a Nursing Home Administrator board member.
The Indiana County Health Care Careers Consortium recently held their 12th Annual Health Care Consortium Recognition ceremony on May 11th at the Indiana Country Club, Indiana, PA. Kim Cobaugh, NHA, RN, from a senior community affiliate was one of the recipient’s recognized.
Kim has dedicated 20 years of professional nursing and nursing home administration career to those served at her community. Under Kim’s leadership, and in conjunction with her dedicated team, the facility has consecutively and consistently achieved a Five Star rating status as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Kim has served in multiple leadership roles supporting Indiana County’s Health Care Consortium directly impacting the recruitment, retention and high quality training to all in direct care. In addition, Kim also serves as an integral board member of the Nursing Home Administrator Licensing Board and as President of the PA Association of County Affiliated Homes.
An evening Award Ceremony was held during Affinity Days retreat at Bedford Springs Resort. “This was a time to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments that these communities have achieved over the past year,” shares Denise McQuown-Hatter, CEO and President of Affinity Health Services. The 2016 Affinity Cup was awarded to The Williamsport Home, a CCRC located in Williamsport, PA.
Senior Community affiliate receiving an award at ceremony.
Prize drawings were held before closing remarks, many who attended won fantastic gifts!
Guest Speaker – Nick Stupakis, Director of Post Acute Care at Allegheny
Affinity Health Service recently held a retreat at Bedford Springs Resort with their affiliated senior communities. This two-day retreat had a full agenda that consisted of an array of presenters who focused on the changes taking place and the future direction in the health care industry.
Guests had the opportunity to hear valuable presentations from Nick Stupakis, Director of Post Acute Care from Allegheny Health Network sharing on narrowing the network and the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Bundle, Kelly Andrisano, Executive Director of PACAH providing an overview of the MLTSS forthcoming in PA, and Shelia Capitosti, Vice President of Clinical and Compliance Services from Functional Pathways, who provided insight to the impact occurring in the rehab services in the industry.