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Element Care Hosts Khmer New Year Celebration with Community Health Center

Element Care hosted approximately 100 people at its PACE Center in Lowell, MA, on April 19 to celebrate the Khmer New Year. The event was co-sponsored by the Lowell Community Health Center (LCHC).

Susan West Levine, CEO of LCHC, welcomed everyone in attendance, while Bob Wakefield, CEO of Element Care, provided background on the festivities.

Registration Opens for 2017 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit, which will be held June 26-27 in Baltimore, MD.

“Transform Aging Services Through Health IT” is the theme of this year’s event.

Lisa Zavorski Named Executive Director of LIFE St. Francis

Lisa Zavorski has been named executive director of LIFE St. Francis, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Bordentown, NJ.

Zavorski brings a wealth of experience in health care operations and PACE to her new position. Before joining LIFE St. Francis, she was director of Integrated Case Management at St. Francis Medical Center. She joined LIFE St. Francis in May 2012 as director of Quality and Compliance and was promoted to center director last March.

NCHS Ends Data Collection for National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has successfully completed data collection for its 2016 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, including Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), with a 60 percent response rate.

Peter Fitzgerald, EVP of Policy and Strategy at NPA, Will Present at ASA Conference

Peter Fitzgerald, executive vice president of Policy and Strategy at the National PACE Association, will present a workshop titled “Fostering and Financing Age-Friendly Communities” on March 22 at the 2017 Aging in America Conference. The annual conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) will be held March 20-24 in Chicago.

Karen Turnquist Joins Element Care As Center Manager in Methuen, MA

Element Care, a nonprofit health care organization, has named Karen Turnquist, MA, OT/L, as center manager of its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Methuen, MA. Turnquist will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the PACE center, as well as providing leadership for the interdisciplinary team.

Call for Abstracts for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced a call for abstracts for the 2017 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit, which will be held June 25-27 in Baltimore, MD. NPA is helping to plan the summit as a member of the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative.

Olga Kogan Tsypkin Named Manager of Element Care Center in Lynn, MA

Element Care has named Olga Kogan Tsypkin center manager at its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Lynn, MA. She will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of PACE at Element Care at 62 Market Street in Lynn.

Maureen Sturzo Named Manager of Element Care Center in Lowell, MA

Maureen Sturzo, LSW, has been named center manager of the Element Care Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Lowell, MA. She will oversee the day-to-day operations of Central PACE at Element Care, which serves Greater Lowell.

Kumar Vengadabady, of ElderONE, Selected As National Health IT Fellow

Kumar Vengadabady, director of quality and performance improvement for ElderONE, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Health IT Fellows Program by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

“This means access to a wealth of knowledge, tools and experiences to learn and adopt successful practices in health IT," Vengadabady said. "This is a major advantage and help to Rochester Regional’s health IT initiatives, especially long-term care.”

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