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South Central LTC RISE Resource Guides

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ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings. With a focus on patient safety, evidence-based medicine, and technology decision support, ECRI is the trusted expert for healthcare leaders and agencies worldwide. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is an ECRI affiliate.


HAPevolve is a Pennsylvania based organization focused on bringing solutions to challenges faced by healthcare providers across the care continuum. HAPevolve has deep experience in areas of healthcare emergency management, preparedness, and infection prevention.

Keystone Health Care Coalition (KHCC)

The Keystone Health Care Coalition (KHCC) provides leadership, coordination, collaboration, communication, and subject matter expertise for health care organizations and emergency management partners in Central Pennsylvania. This promotes the development and delivery of a comprehensive “All Hazards” emergency management program through the continuum of Health Care planning, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts.

Medical Reserve Corps

The South Central Pennsylvania Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer-based organization designed to support existing public health, healthcare, and emergency medical services in South Central Pennsylvania. Our organization is sponsored by the South Central Task Force of Pennsylvania, a leader in delivering a comprehensive and sustainable regional emergency preparedness program that addresses planning, prevention, response and recovery for events that exceed local capabilities. Our organization serves the nine-county region of rural south central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, and York counties) and currently has over 550 volunteers that are dedicated to improving the health and safety of their communities.

Messiah University

The Bridge Center at Messiah University is hosting 8 educational courses for entry and mid-level Long Term Care leaders called Leading Spirituality and Wellness in Long-Term Care.  Each course will focus on a unique aspect of spirituality and will encourage Long Term Care leaders in their personal journeys as well as provide tools to support their co-workers and team members.  Courses can be completed as standalone events; or participants can earn a Certificate of Completion if they complete the “4 Core Courses” and 2 elective courses.

Messiah University is a nationally ranked private Christian university with 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students located in South Central Pennsylvania near the state capital of Harrisburg. Offering 80+ undergraduate majors and 20+ graduate degree programs, Messiah is committed to providing meaningful lifelong learning opportunities. In support, the Messiah University Bridge Center coordinates programming designed to meet the needs of adult learners and partners in its region and beyond, including, customized workforce development, training, continuing education, and reskilling and upskilling programs.

Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE)

The Tressa Nese and Helen Diskevich Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE) is housed within the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at Penn State. CGNE’s vision is that every older adult experience the highest quality of care and well-being supported by evidence-based practices that respect their individual goals and preferences. Through equitable and inclusive education, research, translation of best practice, and service, this interdisciplinary team improves healthcare and quality of life for older adults and their care partners.
The Penn State College of Nursing team provides education, consultation, and mentoring related to leadership and management, cultural aspects of LTC, regulatory guidance, staff competencies, and quality improvement initiatives.

Penn State Executive Programs

(Penn State University – Smeal School of Business)

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Penn State Executive Programs will be bringing action-oriented leadership and management programs to this leadership community. Focused on current issues facing leaders of all types – especially LTC leaders – these programs will be offered virtually to make it easy for you to participate from wherever you are located. Sessions will explore topics such as: communication as a tool for team alignment, creating a culture of inclusion, and a practical leadership program build of short, quick-hitting modules. This custom-tailored suite has been targeted to your unique needs and the Penn State team will work with you to help maximize your impact as a leader of people.

Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine

The Project ECHO model of continuing education leverages the power of all participants learning and sharing together. ECHO sessions consist of a group discussion on de-identified patient or facility cases submitted by participants, followed by a brief 15-minute flash talk with Q&A. As such, it is a guided, virtual learning community aimed at supporting attendees in caring for their residents and each other.

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