Care center administrator named to leadership program
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) recently selected Grand River Health’s Kenda Spaulding as one of 25 long-term-care professionals from across the country to participate in the 2015-16 Future Leaders Program.
Spaulding works as assistant administrator and director of Person Centered Care at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle — a position that makes her a member of the leadership team at a facility that has achieved a five-star rating for the past two years, and which achieved an AHCA Bronze Quality Award in 2014.
In addition to her work at the E. Dene Moore Care Center, she has served the long-term-care profession as a consultant, a social worker and an art therapist. As an active member of the Colorado Health Care Association (CHCA), Spaulding has presented at numerous CHCA educational classes and is a participant in the Quality Initiatives and Leadership Council and the CHCA Education Committee.
Since 2004, AHCA and the NCAL have hosted the annual Future Leaders Program — a year-long program that kicks off with a two-day symposium each year in July in Washington, DC. Participants are selected for demonstrating leadership potential and expressing an interest in representing long-term-care providers at state and national levels. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction and leadership.
“Being selected by the American Health Care Association as a Future Leader Program participant is a very high honor,” said Dustin Dodson, administrative director of Extended Care Services at E. Dene Moore Care Center. “It is great to see that Kenda has received national recognition as one of the most promising leaders in post-acute care, something that we knew all along. Everyone at Grand River Health congratulates Kenda on this well deserved recognition.”
By participating in this program, members of each Future Leaders class will be better prepared to serve in vital roles within AHCA/NCAL and on behalf of the entire profession, according to a press release. By honing their knowledge and leadership skills, future leaders will help advance quality and promote the profession’s mission of providing the highest quality, resident-centered care for frail, elderly and disabled Americans.
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