Meaningful Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2022
Each year on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader, activist, and orator Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his January 15th birthday. King’s historic contributions to racial justice for Black Americans and equity for all Americans are undeniable. MLK Day has come to be recognized... Read More
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Summit Cleaning & Restoration Announces New Ownership Team

January 6, 2022
This business partner news update is from Summit Cleaning & Restoration, an OHCA business partner. When Brian and Angie Harper purchased Summit Cleaning & Restoration in 2005, they did not have a goal of becoming the largest fire and water damage restoration company in Oregon; their goal was to become the best. They started with two... Read More
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10 Workforce Trends for 2022: How Will You Adapt?

January 4, 2022
This is a guest article by Julie Rupenski, the founder, president, and CEO of MedBest, an OHCA business partner. Businesses and individuals have all been affected one way or another by the pandemic. How they work and the way they work has changed. For most organizations, including those in senior living, there’s no going back. It’s... Read More
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Photo Highlights from the 2021 Annual Convention

November 16, 2021
On Wednesday, November 10, long term are professionals re-connected in person for Oregon’s largest long term care event of the year, the OHCA 2021 Annual Convention and Trade Show. With the theme “High Tides and Good Vibes,” this year’s Annual Convention celebrated resiliency and triumphs during an ongoing global pandemic. This year’s event looked a... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Rosie Ward

November 16, 2021
What is Rosie’s Role? Rosie Ward is the senior vice president of strategy at the Oregon Health Care Association. She manages OHCA’s strategic planning, affiliate programs, events team, and communications, and marketing activities. She earned her master’s in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University and her bachelor’s in public relations from the University... Read More
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Congratulations to the 2021 OHCA Award Winners!

October 5, 2021
We are pleased to announce the 2021 OHCA Awards recipients, who demonstrate a commitment to quality care through their dedication to residents, staff, and the long term care/community-based care profession. The award winners will be formally honored on November 10 at the Annual Convention. Read about all of them here. Thank you to everyone who... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Catherine Van

September 1, 2021
What is Catherine’s Role? Catherine Van joined OHCA after a career in television news. She is part of the events and communications team at OHCA, assisting with communications activities, managing event registration processes, and hosting various education events and trainings. She also contributes content to various news alerts and publications at OHCA. Say hello to... Read More
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Protecting Indoor Air Quality from Wildfire Smoke

August 18, 2021
This is a guest article from Direct Supply, an OHCA business partner. This article was originally published on the Direct Supply blog here. Direct Supply is a vendor of the OHCA member group purchasing program. Learn more here.  Assessing the Threat of Wildfires in the Area The first and most critical thing to do is... Read More
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The Dangers of Microbial Growth in Long Term Care

August 5, 2021
This is a guest article by Kari Fisher, regional relationship manager at Summit Cleaning and Restoration, an OHCA business partner. In long term care and other health care settings, microbial contaminated surfaces can indirectly transmit infection. Learn about the bacteria and germs that grow on surfaces and how to keep facilities and communities healthy and... Read More
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The Seven In-Demand Employee Skills Due to COVID-19

August 4, 2021
This is a guest article by Julie Rupenski, the founder, president, and CEO of MedBest, an OHCA business partner. A number of job opportunities are beginning to emerge with a revised list of skills needed due to COVID. As a job candidate, now is the time to take stock of theseskills when navigating today’s job market.... Read More
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