CareNotes

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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KeyBank

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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MedBest Named Fast 50 Company, Tampa Bay

June 22, 2021
This business partner news update is from, MedBest, an OHCA business partner. Tampa, Florida – MedBest Recruiting, Executive Search Firm exclusive to the Senior Living Industry, has been named a 2021 Fast Company Honoree, Tampa Bay, by the Tampa Bay Business Journal! The TBBJ announced the list of honorees on June 14, 2021!  TBBJ sponsors this award... Read More
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OHCA Staff Spotlight: Linda Kirschbaum

June 2, 2021
What is Linda’s Role? Most of our members already know Linda Kirschbaum, OHCA’s senior vice president of quality services and regular OHCA education presenter. Linda has been involved in the long term care profession for more than 25 years. Prior to joining OHCA in 1998, she was a director of operations for a multi-service long... Read More
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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 activities 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 bmichael@ohca.com. 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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