Society Achieves Nonprofit Gold Level

April 13, 2017
Perry Gwen Meyers,

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is proud to announce its achievement of earning the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level. This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Only some 5% of the 32,000 nonprofits listed in GuideStar have achieved this ranking.

In order to be awarded the Gold Seal of Transparency, the Society shared information regarding its finances, goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress.

The Society’s mission is to promote and enhance the development of competent, compassionate, and committed medical practitioners and leaders to provide goal-centered care across all post-acute and long-term care settings. “Good governance is one of the enduring objectives of our strategic plan,” says Society Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE. “To best serve our members, all PA/LTC providers, and the patients and families they are so committed to, we believe that we must operate transparently and with a high level of integrity. This badge of honor validates our transparency to our members and the community of practitioners we serve.” Previously, in 2013, the Society and the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine signed onto the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Code for Interactions with Companies. The code provides detailed guidance to medical societies on appropriate interactions with drug and device manufacturers, and other for-profit companies in the health care sector.

GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization. They provide information about the mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more from each non-profit.