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Gov. Rick Scott Added to Line Up of Keynote Speakers for FHCA Annual Conference

FHCA 2012 Annual Conference brings top-notch speakers, timely education sessions to Orlando

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2012
Contact: Kristen Knapp, APR
(850) 701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Health Care Association’s (FHCA) 2012 Annual Conference & Trade Show is packed full of everything Florida long term care (LTC) professionals need - first-rate speakers, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and timely educational sessions covering all aspects of the LTC profession. The Conference also features lively social and networking opportunities, including a 275+booth Trade Show, where LTC leaders can learn more about the latest products and services and network with almost 1,000 professionals in the profession. FHCA’s 2012 Annual Conference & Trade Show will be held from July 30 – August 2 at the Hilton Orlando.

Featured keynote presenters for FHCA’s 2012 Annual Conference & Trade Show include Florida Governor Rick Scott (R), who will address the audience during a special presentation at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, sharing his vision for health care and aging issues in Florida in the coming year. Additionally, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living President & CEO, Mark Parkinson, former Governor of Kansas, will keynote the Membership Meeting on Tuesday, July 31, providing an important overview of the challenges facing LTC professionals at the national level, including Medicare reductions and increasing regulations, and how caregivers can help shape the future and promote their value as an important part of the health care continuum.

With an array of topics to choose from, FHCA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show offers an excellent opportunity for CEOs, long term care executives, nursing home and assisted living facility administrators and others working in the profession to sign up for the sessions that best fit their needs. Sessions will focus on clinical practice, survey readiness and regulatory compliance, financial and legal aspects, state and national legislative initiatives, workforce issues and the latest trends and technologies in health care.

“Professionals who want the latest information about long term care will find it at this conference,” said Emmett Reed, FHCA Executive Director. “The event offers so much more than a chance to earn continuing education credits; it allows these professionals to come together, learn from and network with one another and increase their knowledge base so they can continue improving upon their ability to deliver the highest quality of care to our state’s frail elders.”

FHCA’s Annual Conference delivers 50 continuing education sessions with attendees having the opportunity to earn up to 27 hours of continuing education. Registration is affordable and entrance to the exhibit hall, as well as other networking and social events, is included in the full registration package.

For more information about the FHCA 2012 Annual Conference & Trade Show, and how to register, visit the Conference website at www.fhcaconference.org, or call the FHCA office at (850) 224-3907. For information about obtaining a press pass, contact Kristen Knapp at (850) 701-3530 or kknapp@fhca.org.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is a federation which serves nearly 1,000 members and represents over 500 long term care facilities that provide skilled nursing, post-acute and sub-acute care, short-term rehab, assisted living and other services to the frail elderly and individuals with disabilities in Florida. The mission of FHCA is to advance the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members. As Florida's first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the elderly they serve, the Association has worked diligently since 1954 to assist its members with continuously improving quality of care and quality of life for the state’s growing elder care population.

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