Eastern Plumas Health Care’s (EPHC’s) December Board of Directors meeting saw the changing of the guard, with long time Board member Lucie Kreth leaving her post, and Teresa Whitfield coming on to the Board for a four year term. Whitefield worked previously at EPHC as Chief Nursing Officer. All three newly elected Board members, including Whitfield and incumbents Gail McGrath and Harvey West, were sworn in by Kreth, who has also served as the Board’s Secretary.
The Board discussed committee appointments, with Whitfield requesting to be on the Quality Assurance Committee. This was an area she focused...
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Eastern Plumas Health Care will begin a new in-house training program for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) on December 3, 2019. This pilot program is the brainchild of Deborah Mancebo, Director of Staff Development for EPHC’s two skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Recruiting and retaining enough qualified CNAs is an ongoing problem for rural and remote hospital like EPHC, so this program offers the perfect antidote. Because the need was so great, Mancebo contacted California’s Department of Public Health and worked with them to create a program for EPHC that fits their guidelines. She will also be teaching the course. Training as a CNA...
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