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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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Libby Batlan

July 15, 2021
What is Libby’s Role? Libby Batlan leads OHCA’s advocacy efforts. Prior to joining OHCA, she spent five years as the associate vice president for state and community affairs for the University of Oregon. Batlan has past work experience holding staff positions in the Oregon Legislature, including the House Speaker’s Office, the Senate Majority Office, and... Read More
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July 12, 2021
This business partner news update is from KeyBank, an OHCA business partner.
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AHCA/NCAL Announces 2021 Silver National Quality Award Recipients, Including Two Oregon Communities

June 24, 2021
Today, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced the 64 long term and post-acute care providers in 28 states that have earned the 2021 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which recognizes providers... Read More
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