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CareLink and PACE Organization of Rhode Island Reach Growth Milestone

CareLink, a nonprofit management organization, and PACE Organization of Rhode Island (PACE-RI) have reached new stages of growth that require changes to the top post of each organization. Joan Kwiatkowski, who has served as CEO of both companies since their inception, will transition to be the full-time CEO of PACE-RI beginning April 1, and Christine Gadbois, DNP, will assume interim leadership duties of CareLink at that time.

Florida PACE Centers Set PACE 2.0 Aim of 1,430 Participants by 2021

Florida PACE Centers, Inc., based in Miami, is the first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) organization to set its PACE 2.0 growth aim. PACE 2.0 is a national initiative to increase the number of people served by PACE organizations from approximately 50,000 today to 100,000 by 2021.

The goal of Florida PACE Centers is to serve 1,430 participants by Dec. 31, 2021. The organization, which currently serves 837 participants, estimates that reaching its goal will require an average net monthly enrollment of 19 participants.

Black and White Ball Will Benefit Adult Day Center of Westerly and PACE Rhode Island

The Adult Day Center of Westerly and PACE Organization of Rhode Island have been chosen as the recipients of the annual Black and White Ball on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ocean House, a historic hotel in Watch Hill, RI.

“We are thrilled to be this year’s Black and White Ball recipient and to further our relationship with the supportive community of Westerly,” said Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of the Adult Day Center of Westerly and PACE Organization of Rhode Island.

NPA Introduces New Logo and Branding

The National PACE Association (NPA) announces a new logo and new branding for the association.

NPA worked for several years to develop a new logo and brand that are contemporary and more representative of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) model of care.

The new logo represents PACE in several ways. The 11 loops represent the members of the PACE interdisciplinary team, which plays a central role in the model of care.

PACE-RI Awarded Grant to Purchase Technology for Day Center

PACE Organization of Rhode Island (PACE-RI) has been awarded a $28,000 grant from the Champlin Foundation that will be used to upgrade safety and security systems at its day center in Providence.

Equipment purchased for the day center will include a new “swipe” system for tracking participant day center activity and a new nurse call system. PACE-RI will procure innovative technology that automatically performs hourly head counts of participants, and the nurse call system will help clinical staff quickly react to client needs.

Mercy LIFE Celebrates New Adult Day Center

Mercy LIFE celebrated its new adult day center in Norristown, PA, with a dedication and blessing ceremony on Nov. 29. Lucy Bustamante, news anchor at NBC-10 and Telemundo-62, was the emcee for the ceremony.

More than 120 people attended the event. Community partners, providers, elected officials and colleagues came together as the center and staff were anointed and blessed in accordance with the Catholic Healthcare Ministry.

PACE Organization of Rhode Island Honors External Partners at Annual Meeting

PACE Organization of Rhode Island recognized its external partners during its 2018 Annual Meeting in Providence, RI. Community partners, educational organizations, business partners, staff and caregivers were honored for the help they provided to the organization throughout the year.

CMS Features Cherokee Elder Care PACE in Next LTSS Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will feature the Cherokee Elder Care Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in its next long-term services and supports (LTSS) webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 2-3 p.m. ET.

Attendees will learn how Cherokee Elder Care provides services through PACE, a federal program designed to keep elders living in their homes and connected with their communities. The Cherokee Elder Care PACE Center offers an adult day center, a primary medical care office and a rehabilitation facility.

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.

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