“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, “It’s All From the Heart,” and provide a forum for nurses to share their experiences with their peers.
The four-day meeting begins today, April 21, with a breakfast. Music will be provided by The Talleys. In the evening, the attendees will enjoy a movie at the IMAX theater in Chattanooga, followed by a private reception at the Tennessee Aquarium.
The annual Directors of Nursing Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, during which nurses from each of Life Care’s seven divisions will be recognized for superior patient care. Life Care’s highest honor, the Mary Denton Award, will be presented, as well as the Companywide Director of Nursing of the Year Award. Facilities that earned Joint Commission accreditation during 2012 and facilities that received deficiency-free nursing surveys will also be recognized.
Special guest speakers for the week include Molly Cox, Lisa Thomson and Aaron Wilburn.
Founded in 1976, Life Care Centers of America is a nationwide health care company. Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states.
Life Care, visit lcca.com.