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Category: Member News

Welcome to the Member News category. These stories are intended for current LeadingAge Minnesota members, profiling aging services professionals, providing new resources, and keeping them informed about the aging services community.

Making Zero Harm Possible: Kortoe Mikely, St. Therese of New Hope

Kortoe Mikely, Nursing/Home Health Aide at St. Therese of New Hope, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota.

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Making Zero Harm Possible: Shyann Topel, Buffalo Lake Health Care Center

Shyann Topel, Safety Director and Safe Care for Seniors Champion at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center, is the most recent recipient of the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always. 

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Benedictine Communities Recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” Report

Benedictine Health System announced 14 communities were recognized in the 2019-2020 U.S. News and World Report “Best Nursing Homes” report as high-performers in overall quality in both the nursing home and short-stay rehabilitation categories.  

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Making Zero Harm Possible: St. Therese of Woodbury Safety Champions

The Safe Care Champions from St. Therese of Woodbury were recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes individuals and staff teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always. 

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Making Zero Harm Possible: Dietary Department at Granite Falls Health Care Center

The Health Dietary Department at Grant Falls Health Care Center was recently awarded the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff or teams in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.  

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New Toolkit Helps Position Providers for Medicare Advantage Partnerships

A new Medicare Advantage (MA) Supplemental Benefits toolkit from the LeadingAge Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations will help you to understand how MA supplemental benefits work, how to assess the activity in your market, evaluate the opportunity, decide which plans to approach, and outline the benefit of your services in terms the plans understand. The toolkit is a LeadingAge members-only resource.  

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Get Engaged in 2020: Participate in LeadingAge MN Committee

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn, sharp and respond to the dramatic changes our field and the work we can do together to improve the aging experience for those we serve. Participate in LeadingAge Minnesota committees!  

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Dan Lindh Receives LeadingAge Award of Honor

Dan Lindh, President and CEO, Presbyterian Homes & Services, received the Award of Honor from LeadingAge. The Award of Honor is the highest award that LeadingAge bestows. 

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Making Zero Harm Possible: Activities Team at Divine Providence Community Home

The Activities Team from Divine Providence Community Home of Sleepy Eye was recently recognized with a Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota.  

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Dr. Mary Tjosvold Inducted into Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

Dr. Mary Tjosvold, Founder & CEO of Mary T. Inc., has been selected by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-MN) as a 2019 inductee to the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.  

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Champion Connection: Join Our New Affinity Group

Are you a Safe Care for Seniors Safety Champion in your setting? We need your contact information so you can be a part of our new Champion Connection!  

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Making Zero Harm Possible: Matt Johnson & Rob Hendrickson, Perham Living

Matt Johnson, Physical Therapist, and Rob Hendrickson, Occupational Therapist, were recently awarded the Make Zero Harm Possible Award. The award recognizes staff in older adult service settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.  

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2019 Compensation Reports Available for Purchase

LeadingAge Minnesota recently mailed out complimentary copies of the 2019 compensation reports for care centers and senior housing providers to members who participated in those surveys. Copies of those reports are now available for purchase by members who did not participate.   

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Making Zero Harm Possible: Amanda Wik, Ecumen Detroit Lakes

Amanda Wik, Licensed Social Worker at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating people with respect and dignity – always.  

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Genevive, Medica and 10 Senior Care Organizations Partner to Offer Innovative Medicare Advantage Plans

Seniors living in 78 Twin Cities-area long-term care and assisted living communities will have a new Medicare Advantage health coverage option to select for 2020 coverage if they qualify for its coverage requirements.  

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Shirley Barnes, Crest View Senior Communities, Re-Appointed to Governor’s Workforce Development Board

Governor Tim Walz announced last week that Shirly Barnes, CEO of Crest View Senior Communities, has been re-appointed to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board. 

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Mitch Boser, Elim Care & Rehab in Princeton, Receives Make Zero Harm Possible Award

Mitch Boser, Environmental Services Director at Elim Care & Rehab Center in Princeton, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. 

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Mike Demmer, Craig Kittelson Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

In recognition of their leadership to the field of the aging services and their many contributions to LeadingAge Minnesota, Mike Demmer and Craig Kittelson were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  

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Meet the 2019 Spirit of Advocacy Recipients

Advocate: To change “what is” into “what should be.” LeadingAge Minnesota is pleased to present this year’s Spirit of Advocacy recipients – Deb Barnes, Lakeview Methodist Care Center in Fairmont, Kim Wraalstad, North Shore Health in Grand Marais; and Knute Nelson in Alexandria. 

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Cami Peterson Devries and Kimber Wraalstad Elected to LeadingAge MN Board of Directors

LeadingAge Minnesota members last week elected two new members to the Board of Directors: Cami Peterson Devries, Vice President and Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Leadership Development for St. Francis Health Services of Morris, Inc.; and Kimber Wraalstad, CEO and Administrators of North Shore Health in Grand Marais. 

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