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AMDA Board of Directors President 2016-2017 Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, wants patients and their families to start asking their nursing homes and other facilities if their medical director is an AMDA Certified Medical Director (CMD). “It’s also...
January 19, 2016
Hospital discharges to post-acute care (PAC) facilities have spiked. So have hospital readmissions from PACs, or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And that could be deadly, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long...
June 23, 2015
An interview with Baldrige alumnus examiner Christopher E. Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA. Laxton compares the Baldrige Excellence Framework to two other approaches used in his sector today to improve the performance of PALTC organizations: QAPI...
AMDA Board of Directors President 2016-2017 Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, wants patients and their families to start asking their nursing homes and other facilities if their medical director is an AMDA Certified Medical Director (CMD). “It’s also...
A passion for quality improvement, a creative mind, and an innovative idea. These are the key ingredients in an AMDA Foundation Quality Improvement (QI) award winner. Just ask Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, 2014 award recipient for "Reduction of...
Nicole Brandt, PharmD, CGP, knows how effective the interdisciplinary team can be in addressing clinical issues such as sleep problems. That is why she jumped at the opportunity to co-present in last year’s (with AMDA Past President Eric Tangalos,...
Throughout her 30-year medical career, Sandra Garretson, MD, CMD, has been involved in countless training and education activities and values the support she gets from AMDA. “I like being able to access the AMDA webinar resources and the handouts...
Rebecca King-Tucker, MD, CMD, sleeps well at night…partly thanks to AMDA. “Practitioners can’t be as independent as we used to be. We have to band together to have a voice. I am confident that AMDA is advocating for me and the future of post-acute-...
The Futures Class of 2016 was a melting pot of young and mid-career practitioners, physicians, and advanced nurse practitioners. This year’s program hosted 69 participants from across the country and from different sizes and types of programs and...