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Samira Beckwith Named Vice Chair of National Partnership for Hospice Innovation

Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare, in Bonita Springs, FL, has been elected vice chair of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI), a nationwide partnership of community-based nonprofit, hospice, palliative and advanced illness care providers.

Karen Nichols Named Regional Medical Director for Trinity Health PACE

Trinity Health PACE, in Livonia, MI, recently appointed Karen J. Nichols, MD, as regional medical director to oversee its health care services.

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) provide comprehensive medical, health, recreational, spiritual and social services for local seniors to promote their independence at home.

Upham’s Corner PACE Holds Town Hall Meeting

BOSTON, MA – Upham’s Corner PACE recently welcomed Mayor Martin Walsh, Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA), and Emily Shea, commissioner of Elder Affairs, for a town hall meeting to discuss issues affecting older adults living in Boston.

The visitors received a warm welcome from more than 75 participants and staff. PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides a wide range of medical, social and wellness services that allow participants to live safely in their homes, remain in their community, and avoid nursing home placement.

Lutheran Senior LIFE Celebrates 100th Birthday of Lilla Graham

Lutheran Senior LIFE, in Jersey City, NJ, celebrated the 100th birthday of participant Lilla Graham on Sept. 11.

Lilla Belle Graham has been a member of the LIFE program since 2011. Lovingly known as “Nana,” she has three children, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is a lifetime parishioner at Zion Baptist Church.

Hopkins ElderPlus Medical Director Visits TrueCare in Beijing

While on sabbatical in China, Matthew McNabney, MD, medical director at Hopkins ElderPlus, in Baltimore, MD, recently visited the TrueCare program in Beijing.

On Lok House Named for Marie-Louise Ansak

More than 140 guests attended a ceremony on Aug. 9 to name On Lok House, in San Francisco, in honor of its founding executive director, Marie-Louise Ansak. The event, which honored Ansak’s vision, passion and commitment to seniors, was held in conjunction with her 90th birthday.

Taiwan Delegation Visits NPA Office

A delegation from Taiwan visited the National PACE Association (NPA) office in Alexandria, VA, on July 20 to learn about Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in order to enrich its own senior care program and to explore a consultative collaboration or international partnership. The visitors from the Taiwan Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), had traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the Healthy Aging Summit.

Three More States Explore Implementation of the PACE Model

State policy-makers in New Hampshire, the District of Columbia, and Nevada have been working with key stakeholders to determine how the model of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) can support them in meeting the long-term care needs of their elderly populations.

Andi McDonough Named Vice President of Rocky Mountain PACE

Andi McDonough has been named vice president of Rocky Mountain PACE, according to an announcement by Rocky Mountain Health Care Services (RMHCS) in Colorado Springs, CO.

“Allowing patients to participate in their own care is our first priority,” said McDonough, who brings more than 20 years of leadership and patient care experience to her new position. Her key emphasis has been on patient-centered care while working collaboratively with members of the health care team to achieve these goals.

NPA Publishes First PACE Quality Director’s Handbook

The National PACE Association (NPA) has published its first PACE Quality Director’s Handbook.

The handbook is a resource for both new and experienced quality professionals within PACE organizations.

The PACE Quality Director’s Handbook outlines the responsibilities of the PACE quality leader as defined by PACE regulations and is intended to assist in the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of a robust quality improvement program, as well as to serve as a reference for other PACE staff involved in quality improvement efforts.

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