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In the Spotlight: 10 Alabama Nursing Homes Receive National Quality Awards

Bright lights. Big stage. Blaring music. A rock concert? Well…kind of. The event is one of the largest gatherings of the long-term and post-acute care profession. The stars are nurses and administrators who are leading their nursing homes to the top of the charts in health care quality. […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Top Stories|0 Comments

Video: Why is Advocacy Important?

Meetings with members of Congress. Phone calls to the state legislators. Letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about new regulations. There are many parts to a successful advocacy program on behalf of nursing home patients, residents and employees. We all have a role to play. […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Top Stories|0 Comments

Yesterday to Today: A Nurse’s Tale of 50 Years

It’s October 1967. Cool autumn breezes are blowing across rural north Alabama. A young woman is ready to step into a health care career. It’s time for her job interview. Dressed in a neatly pressed nursing uniform, she nervously walks through the front door of her local nursing home. […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Top Stories|1 Comment

Future Leader: Following in his family’s footsteps

Third generation nursing home administrator Blake Jackson has been selected by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) as a future leader in long-term care. […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Veterans Home Builds on Successful Track Record

Employees of a south Alabama veterans home are celebrating another health care quality achievement. […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

65 Years of Faith, Hope and Love

By: Steve Downs James and Mattie Mathis were wed September 10, 1952, at the Court House in Guntersville, Ala. James was 22 years old, and Mattie was only 16 at the time they joined hands. […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Walker County Nursing Center Recognized for Excellent Patient Care

Hard work, dedication and commitment are three ingredients in the recipe for success at a Ridgeview Health Services. […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ANHA Elects Officers for 2018

Alabama Nursing Home Association members elected officers for 2018 at the association’s annual meeting in Birmingham on Wednesday. […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Date Set for Alabama’s Best Practices 2018

Building off a successful re-launch earlier this year, Alabama’s Best Practices is poised to make further strides in 2018. […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Best Practices|0 Comments

Scottsboro Welcomes Expanded Rehab Services

Nursing home leaders and City of Scottsboro officials cut a ribbon Tuesday to celebrate a major renovation and expansion of Cloverdale Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments