Weekly Feature

2011-01-19 / Business

Nurses complete leadership program

Nineteen nurses employed at facilities across the state have recently completed the Foundation for Quality Care’s Advanced Director of Nursing Leadership Program.

One of the individuals who completed the exclusive program, which is for nurses in senior management roles who are working in the long-term care profession, is Lisa Brown, director of nursing service for ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood in Williamsville.

The Advanced Director of Nursing Leadership Program is part of the Long Term Care Leadership Institute, which was developed by the Foundation for Quality Care, a nonprofit research and educational foundation affiliated with the New York State Health Facilities Association.

“No one is more important to the delivery of quality care than nurses and nurse leaders. We need to do everything we can to support them,” said Richard J. Herrick, president of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the Foundation for Quality Care. “Programs such as these are critical to the long-term success of skilled nursing facilities in New York State.”

The Long Term Care Leadership Program was designed to provide nursing leaders with an ongoing educational and peer networking program that promotes personal development, core competencies and best practices in the role of long-term care nursing.

“The Institute is even more critical in these times of staffing shortages and increased quality of care and financial pressures in the long-term care profession,” said Richard Patterson, executive director of the Foundation for Quality Care. “This program trains the current and most importantly, the next generation of nurse leaders who care for New York’s most frail populations.”

For more information about the foundation, visit www.foundationforqualitycare.org.

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