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

The volunteer committee that oversees the event today announced the 23rd edition of Alabama’s Best Practices will be held March 26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency – Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.

“The revised and revamped 2017 event was successful and laid the groundwork for what we plan to do going forward,” Alabama’s Best Practices Director Pam Penland said. “Our committee is in the early stages of planning and expects strong participation in 2018.”

Considered one of the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s most inspiring events, Alabama’s Best Practices showcases nursing homes from around the state that have developed innovative ways to improve the quality of care or quality of life for nursing home residents. A panel of health care professionals evaluates each best practice submission based on 11 judging criteria. The highest scoring submissions are selected and the nursing homes will present their best practice on stage before an audience of their peers. Information about all submissions are included in the Alabama’s Best Practices Program Book which is given to each attendee. Attendees can use the information in the book to implement the best practices in their nursing home.

“No matter how long you’ve worked in a nursing home, you can always improve and learn from the success of others,” Penland said. “I encourage each nursing home that has a best practice to submit it. You never know how a nursing home resident or employee will benefit from your willingness to share what you’ve learned.”

The Alabama Nursing Home Association will notify its members when the Alabama’s Best Practices submission process opens later this year.

About Alabama’s Best Practices:

Alabama’s Best Practices was created in 1994 by the Alabama Nursing Home Association in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Over the years, the concepts shared have touched and improved the lives of thousands of Alabama’s nursing home residents. Alabama was the third state in the nation to implement a best practices program, behind only New York and California.

Click here for more information about Alabama’s Best Practices.