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FHCA Member Testifies to Lawmakers on Workforce Crisis: ‘Staffing shortage can’t be solved overnight.’

The Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy, chaired by Senator Colleen Burton (R-Lakeland), held a workshop and panel discussion Tuesday on healthcare workforce challenges. Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) member Jennifer Lawrence, Chief Nursing Officer for Aston Health, joined the panel discussion to offer her insight into the nursing home workforce shortage and present innovative solutions to strengthen Florida’s healthcare…

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FHCA Announces 2024 Florida Leaders

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Class of FHCA Florida Leaders. FHCA’s Florida Leaders program is a year-long training for emerging long term care leaders that focuses on leadership development and quality improvement principles to advance the profession and enhance the care being provided in Florida’s skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

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FHCA Partners with Florida Community Care to Launch Rising Long Term Care Leader Scholarship

FHCA today announced a partnership with Florida Community Care to provide funding for a new scholarship that will support individuals with a career goal to become a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. The FHCA Rising Long Term Care Leader Scholarship program will provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled in an Administrator in Training (AIT) in a Florida skilled nursing center.

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FHCA Announces 2024 Class of Executive Nurse Leadership Academy

FHCA has announced the 2024 Class of the Executive Nurse Leadership Academy. FHCA’s Executive Nurse Leadership Academy involves a three-day intensive training, informative webinars and programming designed for rising nurse leaders within the profession, including Directors of Nursing (DON), Assistant Directors of Nursing (ADON) and other clinical leaders working in Florida’s long term care centers.

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St. Petersburg College Students Awarded Scholarships from Florida Health Care Association

FHCA recently awarded two St. Petersburg College students, Krista Nolan and Theo Danet, the Career Climb Scholarship. The recipients were named during National Physical Therapy Month. Both Nolan and Danet work at Menorah Life and are focused on advancing their careers to meet the needs of Florida seniors. Nolan received $750 to help her pursue a degree in Health Services…

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Proposed Federal Nursing Home Mandates Undermine Progress in Florida, Exacerbate Workforce Shortage According to New Study

A new analysis reveals the harmful and costly impacts the Biden administration’s recently announced federal staffing mandates will have on Florida nursing centers and their residents. According to the study by professional services firm CLA, the federal CMS proposed staffing mandate will cost Florida nursing centers an additional $188 million, despite Florida already having comprehensive staffing standards.

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FHCA Sr. VP Joins LTC Podcast to Share Vision of Unity, Growth, and Resilience

In long-term care, unity and collaboration are pillars of our strength. These values were on display at the Florida Health Care Association 2023 Annual Conference & Trade Show in Orlando in July. “We’re here to be colleagues who want to have fun, network, and enjoy each other’s company,” said Julie Morris, senior vice president of FHCA, on the LTC Heroes…

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FHCA Partners with Mercury Public Affairs

FHCA announces its strategic partnership with high-stakes public strategy firm Mercury Public Affairs, whose Florida team brings a combined 25 years of public relations and communications experience. With a shared commitment to fostering public awareness, education, and engagement within the long-term care sector, this collaboration marks a significant milestone in advancing FHCA’s mission to advance its members’ quality of services,…

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