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2019 PCA Pharmacy Spring Symposium - Livonia, MI

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Quality Inn & Suites Banquet Center

30375 Plymouth Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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8:00 am - 8:45 am: Registration / Breakfast / Vendor Trade Show

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Silver Sponsor Speaker — Acadia

9:00 am - 10:00 am: The SNF Leader’s Guide to Occupancy & Mix: Addressing Current Challenges and Preparing for PDPM! — Lou Ann Brubaker, President, Brubaker Consulting

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break / Vendor Trade Show

10:15 am - 11:15 am: The SNF Leader’s Guide to Occupancy & Mix: Addressing Current Challenges and Preparing for PDPM! — Lou Ann Brubaker, President, Brubaker Consulting

11:15 am - 11:30 am: Break / Vendor Trade Show

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: The SNF Leader’s Guide to Occupancy & Mix: Addressing Current Challenges and Preparing for PDPM! — Lou Ann Brubaker, President, Brubaker Consulting

12:30 pm - 1:05 pm: Lunch / Vendor Trade Show

1:05 pm - 1:30 pm: Gold Sponsor Speaker Sunovion

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Facility Prepared for The Next Disaster? Peggy Connorton, Director of Skilled Nursing Operations, Covenant Retirement Communities

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Break / Vendor Trade Show

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Survey Trends Shari Carson, Chief Clinical Officer, Metron Integrated Health Systems

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Evaluation and CE

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval # 20200304-5-A53242-IN.

This educational offering has been reviewed by Health Care Promotions and approved for 5.1 contact hours. Health Care Promotions is an approved Kentucky Board of Nursing provider until December 31, 2019. KBN #7-0025-019-008-2-2-1.

Participants MUST stay for the entire course in order to receive CE. Additionally, you MUST provide your professional license number to receive credit.




Speaker Bios:


The SNF Leader’s Guide to Occupancy & Mix: Addressing Current Challenges and Preparing for PDPM! — Lou Ann Brubaker, President, Brubaker Consulting

Lou Ann Brubaker is the Founder and President of Brubaker Consulting, a company providing management and marketing educational assistance and programming. Since 1988, she has worked with hundreds of senior care providers and taught thousands of senior care professionals, including Executive Directors, Administrators and Directors of Nursing, RNs, LPNs and CNAs, physicians, marketers, HR staff, dietitians, therapists, customer service staff, as well as individuals at the C-suite (executive) level of their organizations.

Clients include the nation’s leading direct senior care providers, ranging from multi-facility chains and CCRCs of 1500+ residents to individual SNF and ALF facilities of less than twenty. Her expertise is also valued highly by senior care ancillary services companies. For more than 20 years she has provided sales education programs to ancillary organizations wishing to expand their market share within the senior care environments.

Lou Ann Brubaker’s diverse professional experience ranges from administration of a senior citizen utility assistance program, the transitioning of an in-house advertising agency to a revenue- generating division and the management of more than 35 satellite operations and 500 sales representatives within a senior care products organization. Just prior to founding her own company, she directed the North American marketing for an organization that in three years grew to become the world’s largest provider of online clinical, scientific and technical information during which time she served on the leadership team that strategically re-crafted the international pricing of online information.

In addition to ongoing education offered by Lou Ann Brubaker, some of her current endeavors of interest include culture change within a 100-year-old international healthcare organization located in 35 countries, the crafting of a state-of-the-art volunteer initiative and technology model within a non-profit, multi-site CCRC organization (increasing volunteer value 150% in less than one year), and the re-branding of the customer service program within one of America’s largest continuum of care providers.

A graduate of Kent State University (B.S., Public Policy/Political Science), Ms. Brubaker is Past-Chair and Past-Director of the Board of Trustees for The Beacon Institute (the educational affiliate of Mid-Atlantic Lifespan, the largest senior care association in Maryland). She also served as a nationally elected Director of the Business & Professional Women’s Foundation.

You can reach Lou Ann Brubaker at 301-535-5449 or at brubak97@aol.com. For more information, visit her website at www.brubakerconsulting.com.



Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Facility Prepared for The Next Disaster? — Peggy Connorton, Director of Skilled Nursing Operations, Covenant Retirement Communities

Peggy Connorton earned a master's degree in gerontology with an emphasis in administration in retirement and long-term care from the University of North Texas, Denton, and a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Texas Woman's University, Denton. She is a licensed nursing facility administrator and a certified assisted living manager in the state of Texas. She is also a member of the HHS Emergency Preparedness CIP committee; and a TRACIE subject matter expert for the ASPR. She serves on the professional advisory committee for the Association of Health Care Emergency Preparedness Professionals and is a past LeadingAge Texas board member.

Peggy Connorton is the Director of Skilled Nursing Operations for Covenant Retirement Communities. She oversees skilled nursing operations at CRC's 13 skilled nursing centers, fosters a culture of delivering outstanding and compassionate care, and directs the healthcare team to ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements.

Before joining Covenant Retirement Communities, Peggy was director of quality and LTC Trend Tracker for the American Health Care Association, Washington D.C. There, she oversaw the development and relaunch of LTC Trend Tracker, which provides access to government data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on skilled nursing centers. Before that, she was healthcare administrator at The Buckingham Senior Living, a Life Care community in Houston. Additionally, she served as healthcare administrator at The MonteVista at Coronado, El Paso, Texas.

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Survey Trends — Shari Carson, Chief Clinical Officer, Metron Integrated Health Systems

Shari began working with Metron in 2015 as the Vice President of Clinical Services. She was promoted to her present role as Chief Clinical Officer in September 2017. She is the current Vice President of the National Association for the Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care Administration. (NADONA). She has an impressive 35-year background in health care as a Vice President of Clinical, Support and Services, Regional Director of Operations, Past President of Michigan Chapter of NADONA, Nursing Home Administrator, Director of Nursing, and Director of Education and Quality Assurance.

Shari has demonstrated excellent skills in person-centered thinking, continuous quality improvement, organizational leadership, team development, budget development, case management, project planning, implementation and developing creative solutions. Her experiences include responsibility for clinical processes, policy development, and compliance. Also assisting in marketing, strategic planning and work plan development for future growth in the company. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and serves on many task forces, including the CDC Conference on Antibiotic Resistance in the fall of 2017.

She holds a license in Michigan as a Registered Nurse and obtained her BSN from The University of Mercy Detroit. She is a certified DON, certified Dementia Practitioner and Infection Preventionist- Board Certified and a Fellow of NADONA.





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