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MedBest Announces Expansion of Senior Living Interim Talent Division

May 18, 2022
MedBest Recruiting, a senior care executive search firm, is pleased to announce that they have expanded their Interim Talent Solutions Division to meet the ever-growing demand for interim leadership. With long term care experiencing a massive workforce crisis and leadership burnout, requests for interim executive leadership have skyrocketed and MedBest is prepared to handle the... Read More
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2022 Spring Expo Highlights

April 26, 2022
With more than 400 provider registrants along with our staff, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors, the in-person part of the OHCA 2022 Spring Expo, held at the Salem Convention Center on April 21, 2022, was a huge success and filled with great energy and valuable educational trainings. We loved being able to connect with long term... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Lori Mueller

April 7, 2022
Lori Mueller oversees all finance, accounting, human resources, IT, and office administration at OHCA. She plays a pivotal role in shaping OHCA’s opportunities for growth and impact on the industry. Before joining OHCA, Lori worked as CFO for the investment firm Arnerich Massena and as vice president of finance and administration for the OHSU Foundation.... Read More
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Portland Laboratory Announces Mobile Phlebotomy and Laboratory Testing Services

March 25, 2022
This business partner news update is from Kashi Clinical Laboratories, Inc., an OHCA business partner.  Kashi Clinical Laboratories, Inc. is pleased to announce the launching of General Diagnostic Testing and Phlebotomy Services. The newly launched services will provide phlebotomists experienced in the long term care setting to create a positive patient experience.  Once collected, samples... Read More
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Tuition Reimbursement: A Caregiver Retention Tool for In-Home Care

March 16, 2022
This is a guest article by Aaron Dun, the senior vice president of marketing for CareAcademy, an OHCA business partner. CareAcademy provides home care and home health agencies with a best-in-class online education platform that delivers engaging video-based classes and real world scenarios that walk through aspects of the caregiver experience.  For home care agencies... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Meredith Coba

March 2, 2022
Meredith Coba is OHCA’s Director of Legislative and Political Affairs. She leads OHCA’s political activities, including managing the political action committee and electoral engagement, as well as legislative advocacy. Prior to joining OHCA, Coba served as Deputy Legislative Director for the Oregon State Treasury since 2019. Prior to her time at the Treasury, Coba worked... Read More
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Mental Health Resources to Cope with the News

February 28, 2022
We recognize the news coming out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is distressing on top of years of instability during the pandemic. Feeling anxious is a normal human reaction and we encourage our members to prioritize your wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of staff and residents who may be directly impacted by the invasion. Leaders... Read More
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HealthCheck® – Helping You Manage for a Healthy Environment

February 24, 2022
This business partner news update is from Spartan Chemical, a vendor with the OHCA member purchasing program. Learn more about the OHCA member purchasing program here.  At every healthcare facility, the safety and recovery of each patient is the top priority. At the same time, this level of care and concern must be extended to the... Read More
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From the Great Resignation to the Great Onboarding?

February 8, 2022
This is a guest article by Julie Rupenski, the founder, president, and CEO of MedBest, an OHCA business partner. While 2021 was the year of The Great Resignation, will 2022 be the year of The Great Onboarding? It has been about eight months since the term The Great Resignation was coined and entered our terminology. It refers... Read More
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Activities to Celebrate Black History Month

February 4, 2022
Black History Month is a month-long observance in February that honors the achievements and contributions of Black people to the United States. The month of February was selected to coincide with the birthdates of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who were both instrumental in ending slavery. The week-long event officially became Black... Read More
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