“Life Care’s directors of nursing have what is generally recognized as the most demanding job in the long-term care industry,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president.
“Life Care began hosting an annual meeting for these dedicated nurses in 1991 in order to (1) get to know them better personally, (2) provide inspiration and motivation for the mission to which they are called, and (3) afford networking opportunities for these clinicians. We are blessed to have these clinical leaders in our company and honored to have them in town for this meeting.”
The meeting will follow the theme, “Our Vision for Quality,” and provide a forum for nurses to share their experiences with their peers.
The four-day meeting begins today with a breakfast. Music will be provided by Charmaine and Curtis Bridgeman. In the afternoon, attendees will take part in several team-building activities.
The annual Directors of Nursing Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, during which nurses from each of Life Care’s divisions will be recognized for superior patient care.
Life Care’s highest honor, the Mary Denton Award, will be presented, as well as the Company-wide Director of Nursing of the Year Award.
Facilities that earned Joint Commission accreditation during 2013 and facilities that received deficiency-free nursing surveys will also be recognized.
Special guest speakers for the week include Jackie Vance, Steven Littlehale, Rich Bluni and Christopher Ridenhour.