OHCA Staff Spotlight: Brenda Michael

May 5, 2021
What is Brenda’s Role? Brenda Michael is a member of OHCA’s accounting team. She manages day-to-day account actives and works with members to address problems or concerns related to accounting, billing, and invoicing. If you have any questions about your invoice or billing, please contact Brenda at Favorite Part of Her Job Brenda says... Read More
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Resources for Members Following the Chauvin Verdict

April 22, 2021
Tuesday marked a heavy day for our nation. Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd, whose death shook our nation to its core, launching hundreds of protests in cities across the country with protesters demanding racial justice and police reform. Protests in Oregon and Portland in particular were... Read More
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The Most Important Skill to Work on in 2021: Emotional Wellness

April 21, 2021
This is a guest article by Julie Rupenski, the founder, president, and CEO of MedBest, an OHCA business partner. For ages, managers and executives in all industries have been taught skills to improve employee productivity, employee engagement, verbal communication, increase accountability, and employee satisfaction, and more. However, none of these skills prepared leaders to manage... Read More
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The Significance of the Employee Retention Credit for Long Term Care

April 21, 2021
This is a guest article by Steve Harmon, sales executive at PayNorthwest, an OHCA business partner. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is an important, and often overlooked, part of COVID-related relief legislation for businesses. From its inception in the original CARES Act in March of 2020, the ERC has been expanded and enhanced twice in... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Sara Schouten

April 9, 2021
What is Sara’s Role? Sara is part of OHCA’s operations team, providing support for members during events, coordinating with the accounting team, and managing the front office. She helps members complete their OHCA member portal profiles and reset their passwords so they can access important information. If you have questions about how to log in... Read More
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OHCA Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Discrimination

March 11, 2021
Our caregivers, staff, and residents bring diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to the communities in which they work and live. OHCA stands firmly with the Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander community in denouncing the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, as well as all forms of racism and discrimination. We are committed to speaking up and... Read More
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CMS Solutions for Long Term Care Facilities During COVID-19

March 5, 2021
This is a guest article by Soraya Rahman, director of marketing at Performance Systems Integration, an OHCA business partner. When you think of your long term care facility, your mind probably goes to the health challenges of the vulnerable seniors, including nutritional meals, proper hygiene, timely medications, assistance with mobility, emergency medical response, and now... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Melodie King

March 4, 2021
What is Melodie’s Role? Melodie is OHCA’s director of education. You may recognize her from our education events. She develops and coordinates OHCA’s educational workshops, special events, and conferences, while also managing OHCA’s business partner relationships. She is your go-to contact all your education  needs. Say hello to Melodie at! Favorite Part of Her... Read More
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Delaying Fire Damper Testing can result in Compliance Citations

February 24, 2021
This is a guest article by Bruce Gilpin, with NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc (NWESI), an OHCA business partner. Extended care and assisted living communities have faced an incredible disruption to their staff, residents, and day-to-day function over the past year. For many, this included delaying or reprioritizing carefully budgeted maintenance work meant to maintain safety compliance.... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Durant

February 4, 2021
What’s Cheryl’s Role? Cheryl is OHCA’s database administrator, accountant, and board liaison. She played a key role in the launch of our new member portal. She was instrumental in rolling out the new portal, making it much more user-friendly to register for events and pay invoices. At OHCA, she uses data to enhance our business... Read More
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