Thursday, July 30, 2009

2009 Health Administration Symposium

The 2009 Health Administration Symposium held at Saint Joseph's College the week of July 22nd was a tremendous success! Thirty people attended the event and speakers from all over the United States presented the latest information relative to "Managing Health Care with Values in Turbulent Economic Times." Employee development and succession planning, culture change, faith-based healthcare systems, health informatics, managing responsibly, physician relationships, quality, servant leadership and trends in paying for care were all covered! The participants were actively engaged in each of the presentations and brought their expertise to the discussion! It was a terrific event! Expect another great symposium next year as we watch the possibilities unfold with the US economy and the potential of healthcare reform!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Long-Term Care Text

John Pratt’s text, Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, has been upgraded to a third edition by Jones & Bartlett Publishers!

As described by the publisher, Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum, Third Edition is an ideal introduction to management in this dynamic industry. Concise, yet complete, it defines the various segments of the system, describes how the system developed to its current state, compares it to an ideal system, and projects future trends. Adopted as a reference for the national licensing examination prepared by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), and the certification examination of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), this book covers the full continuum of long-term care.

The Third Edition is a comprehensive revision reflecting the changes in regulations, financing methods, forms of service delivery, and management methods in this dynamic field. The increasingly important topics of the aging of American society, the impact of the “baby-boomers”, consumer choice, and the growing diversity in long-term care are covered extensively and from a variety of perspectives. The new edition includes two new chapters: “Senior Housing” and “Leadership and Culture Change”. The final chapters address the future of long-term care and include recommendations for dealing with it proactively.

We are very pleased that John Pratt is on staff here at Saint Joseph's College of Maine! His expertise is an asset to our programs and our students!