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◂  November 2022

AHCA/NCAL Bronze Award Workshop
11/2/20223pm11/9/20225pm

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

If your organization has thought about participating in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award program, this is your opportunity to complete the Bronze Award application from beginning to end with coaching support along the way from our expert facilitators.

This workshop is about more than an award; besides gaining a better understanding of what examiners are looking for and how to use the award criteria as an improvement tool, you will learn how to use the award process to focus, align, and accelerate your performance excellence efforts – becoming a high-performing organization.

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Bronze Award – Commitment to Quality is the first level in your performance excellence journey. The goal of this award is to provide applicants with the tools and resources they need to achieve performance improvement.

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS

Suggested participants for this workshop are administrators or executive directors and directors of nursing, admission coordinators, along with other leadership team members – including owners. A team approach is the most effective method to develop your application in a manner that makes it your “management document,” and not just an award application.

CONTACT HOURS

NHA: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 4 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20231101-4-A86849-DL

AFC & CALD: This continuing education activity is appropriate for adult foster care providers and certified assisted living directors for a recommended maximum of 4 clock hours of professional development.

LEARNER OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand the AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award process.
  2. Gain an understanding of the value of participating in the Quality Award process.
  3. Go “behind the scenes” of the assessment process to understand what examiners are looking for and why this is important – beyond an award application.
  4. Understand the technical requirements and policies of the Bronze Quality Award process.
  5. Understand how quality improvement activities build a culture of continuous improvement and high-performance work teams.
  6. Write the draft of your organization’s Bronze Quality Award application.

FACULTY

Glenn Bodinson, FACHE, founded BaldrigeCoach to help organizations improve their performance. BaldrigeCoach clients have won 23 Baldrige Awards. In the past nine years, 20 AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Award recipients and more than 75 AHCA/NCAL Silver Award recipients have used the BaldrigeCoach system.

Kay Kendall spent more than 20 years as a quality executive leading large-scale change initiatives across diverse industries. From 2002 through 2005, Kay served on the Panel of Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program after serving as an Examiner and Senior Examiner for the Program for six years. She continues to serve as a Master Examiner for the program. She has been a facilitator of the national training for examiners since 1998. She was a Master Examiner and Team Leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award from 2011 – 2015.

VIRTUAL EVENT

This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom over the duration of two days November 2 and November 9. Participation in both sessions is required. Sessions will be held from 3-5 pm ET, 2-4 pm CT, 1-3 pm MT, 12-2 pm PT. Participants will be required to participate on camera and audio.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Registration is limited to AHCA/NCAL members
  • Registration is non-refundable, however substitutions are allowed up to 48 hours before the program
  • Participation in this workshop does NOT guarantee award/renewal receipt by AHCA/NCAL
  • Registration for a facility includes up to 2 participants. If you would like to request additional participants, please contact the association directly.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2022 AHCA/NCAL NATIONAL BRONZE QUALITY AWARD?

  • Providers who are or will be members in good standing with AHCA or NCAL at the time of application are eligible to apply. Those who are members in good standing at the time of award notification are eligible to receive the award and the associated feedback report.
  • Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, campus settings.
  • Campus settings with multiple levels of services may elect to apply for the entire campus as one or may elect to apply independently for each level of service.
  • Skilled nursing facilities must have completed at least one Medicare/Medicaid survey.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?

  • Providers who are not members in good standing with AHCA or NCAL at the time of application are not eligible to apply. Those who are not members in good standing at the time of award notification are not eligible to receive the award and the associated feedback report.
  • Skilled nursing facilities that have been cited for a regulatory deficiency at the Immediate Jeopardy level or Substandard of Care level in any survey during the past three calendar years

 

Register Now! Registration Policies

REGISTRATION:  Online registration through Swoogo is the only method of registration available for this event. Please whitelist (add to safe senders) the following email domains to ensure you receive confirmations and additional details via email: @hcam.org and @swoogo.com.

EVENT CONFIRMATION:  Upon registration, you will receive an email from EducationAMR@hcam.org confirming your registration. Please check your spam/junk folders and whitelist this email address to ensure you receive this email and future communications regarding the event.

CANCELLATION:  All refund requests must be made in writing to Mary Gettel. Individual registration fees, less a $25 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received in writing prior to October 14, 2022. Cancellations received after October 14, 2022 and no-show registrants will not receive a refund nor a credit to a future program.

SUBSTITUTIONS:  Individuals registered to attend this program, but unable to participate, may send an alternate in their place. Please contact Mary Gettel with the first and last name, title, facility/company, and email address of both the original registrant and the alternate to process this request.

QUESTIONS:  Should you have questions, please contact Mary Gettel.

VIDEOS & PHOTOGRAPHY:  By registering for and/or attending the event, participants acknowledge and agree that data, video, photographs and other image and voice recordings of the event, may be documented by HCAM/MCAL. The data, video, photographs, and other recordings may be used by HCAM/MCAL in any media now known or later invented for any purpose related to HCAM/MCAL’s mission, including educational, promotional and awareness-related use. Registration to this event includes technology that monitors participant activities throughout the event platform, such as session attendance to determine continuing education credit eligibility and virtual expo visits. Participants give HCAM/MCAL unlimited permission to use their name, likeness, image, statements and other information given to HCAM/MCAL, whether through registration, interactions in the platform during the event, or otherwise, that may be necessary for HCAM/MCAL to exercise its rightful use of data, video, photographs and other recordings.

CODE OF CONDUCT: HCAM/MCAL has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, HCAM/MCAL asks that you inform either Melissa Samuel, President/CEO, melissasamuel@hcam.org or Mary Gettel, Director of Education, marygettel@hcam.org so that we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of anyone associated with our event. Examples include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion,
    national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking behaviors.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by HCAM/MCAL throughout the meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and
    any event staff.
  • Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
  • Participants are strictly prohibited from recording, distributing or otherwise publicizing sessions in any manner, unless prior approval is received in writing from both the association and the individual presenter. All materials are proprietary and protected.
  • Sharing personal event registration sign on information with other individuals to attempt circumventing registration payment.

HCAM/MCAL reserves the right to block access to the event and/or prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtual or in person, and seek legal action against violators where applicable.

ANTITRUST POLICY: It is the established policy of the Health Care Association of Michigan and Michigan Center of Assisted Living to comply with all laws, including the antitrust laws. Because this event includes individuals representing entities that are or may be competitors, we restrict our communications to the discussion topics specifically addressed by HCAM/MCAL in this event. In order to comply with this policy, please refrain from addressing any issues related to your respective companies’ competitively sensitive proprietary information, including (but not limited to) current or future pricing, rebates, margins, discounts, terms of sale or costs, strategic plans or initiatives, business plans, bidding situations, sales to specific customers, or in specific geographic areas. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact HCAM/MCAL at melissasamuel@hcam.org.

ATTENDEE LIST: HCAM/MCAL does not sell attendee registration information to third-parties. We do share registration information (name, title, facility – no email addresses) with the current year’s conference sponsors/exhibitors. Within the virtual expo hall, attendee contact information is shared only to the vendor booths you choose to visit.

OPINIONS: The views or opinions expressed by any attendee, speaker or sponsor are not necessarily the views or opinions of HCAM/MCAL.

 

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