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LocationHilton Garden Inn
Address 633 N. Canal Rd.
Lansing, MI 48917
SponsorProvided by Health Care Association of Michigan & Michigan Center for Assisted Living
Dates 11/11/2019 to 11/11/2019
Time 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Click HERE for the registration Brochure. Online registration is not available for this workshop.

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.

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 in one day 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

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.

Cathy Sunlin, RN, LNHA, MS - Vice President of Regulatory Services at HCAM
Jodee Ewbank, LNHA, LMSW, ADC - Manager of Patient Services and Quality at Bronson Commons

NHA: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 7 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS. Contact KistiBoatright@hcam.org for further information.
AFC & CALD: This continuing education activity is appropriate for adult foster care providers and certified assisted living directors for a recommended maximum of 7 clock hours of professional development.


  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. Write the draft of your organization’s Bronze Quality Award application.


  • 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 eligibile 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.


  • 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 eligibile 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.

This event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 633 N. Canal Rd., Lansing, MI 48917. HCAM/MCAL has reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $129++/night at the Hilton Garden Inn. This rate expires on October 31, 2019. To reserve your room now call 517-999-9930 and reference “HCAM.”


  • Registration is limited to HCAM/MCAL members
  • Registration is non-refundable, however substitutions are allowed
  • Facilities may send up to 2 staff members to this workshop
  • Participation in this workshop does NOT guarantee award/renewal receipt by AHCA/NCAL
  • HCAM/MCAL will provide continental breakfast and refreshments, lunch will be on your own
  • You are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to make application writing easier

“As the Executive Director of Belle Oakes Living Center, I had the opportunity to take my entire Silver Team to the first Silver seminar last year facilitated by HCAM/MCAL and taught by Kim, Angie and Erica. As the team, myself and our owner went through the seminar, I was able to see the “light bulbs” go off for
our team who had not had any training in the application process previously. They all came back to our facility with a new perspective, which enabled us to write our winning Silver application this year! We are so excited to continue our journey to Gold and would recommend anyone who is on this journey to go to either the Bronze or Silver workshop as we did and see the results!!!!!“
Marianne VanderMeulen, CALD, Executive Director

Please utilize this form to register for the 2019 HCAM/MCAL Bronze Award
Workshop. Completed forms should be mailed to HCAM at 7413 Westshire Dr.,
Lansing, MI 48917 or faxed to (517) 627-3016.
Event Confirmation
After your registration form has been processed, an event confirmation will be
emailed to your attention. Please be sure to include a current email address on this
form. If you do not receive a confirmation within 14 business days, please contact
Kisti via email at KistiBoatright@hcam.org.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
All registrations to this workshop are non-refundable. Cancellations for this
program and no-show registrants will not receive a refund nor a credit to a future
Individuals registered to attend this program, but unable to participate, may send
an alternate in their place. Please contact Kisti at KistiBoatright@hcam.org with the
first and last name, title, and facility/company of both the original registrant and
the alternate to process this request.
Consent to Use of Recording
Registration and attendance at, or participating in, HCAM and MCAL events and/
or activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to use and distribution of
the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic
reproductions and audiotapes.
Should you have questions, please contact Kisti by phone at (517) 622-6194 or by
email at KistiBoatright@hcam.org.

Available Spaces
NHA Credits7
NHA Approval Num.
AFC Credits7
AFC Approval Num.
Fees none found

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