June 24, 2019

Regina Health Center receives Circle of Excellence Award from national nursing administration association

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) recently awarded Regina Health Center with its highest honor, the Circle of Excellence Award, at a conference in Las Vegas. The award recognizes Regina Health Center for being one of only a handful of nursing homes in Ohio to receive a deficiency-free survey from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) in 2018.

The survey process involved an unannounced visit from multiple ODH employees who spent several days reviewing organizational procedures, observing hands-on operations and speaking to residents. The survey process focuses on how the needs of residents are met, encompassing not only their medical and nursing needs, but also their social, psychological, spiritual, nutritional and physical needs.

Accepting the award for Regina Health Center at the conference was Shevawn Smith, RN, assistant director of nursing, who also received a NADONA Fellow in Executive Leadership Award. To receive that award, Smith had to display outstanding service to residents, being intentional about leading others and demonstrate a commitment to taking her career to the next level by participating in the NADONA Executive Fellow Graduation Leadership Program. The program involved webinars, assigned reading, case study discussions, testing and completing a data project field testing presentation. She was one of only eight 2019 graduates of this specialized executive program.

“NADONA is a prestigious organization in the nursing and health care arena and it means a lot to be recognized as a facility and for one of our nursing leaders, Shevawn, to complete NADONA’s intensive executive training program,” said Janet Cinadr, director of nursing at Regina Health Center. “Leaders in long-term care nursing juggle many roles with residents who have complex medical needs; families and responsible parties who need support; hiring and retaining smart, compassionate nurses and aides; budgetary responsibilities; and more. NADONA provides support for administrators to be successful in a very stressful though rewarding position.”

Regina Health Center is also rated as a five-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a rating only a small percent of all nursing homes in Ohio receive.

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) is the largest professional organization for current and aspiring nursing leaders offering professional development, board certification and clinical expertise related to the promotion of health and wellness of individuals in the long term care and post-acute care continuum. www.nadona.org

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