VNA Care New England Executive and VNAA Member Selected for Prestigious Program
Monday, January 14, 2013
by: VNAA Education and Quality Team

Section: VNAA Updates




Nancy Roberts, MSN, RN, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, President and Chief Executive Officer of the VNA of Care New England and Executive Vice President of Care Management at Care New England was recently selected to participate in the first cohort of The Practice Change Leaders Program. 
 
The Practice Change Leaders program is a one-year opportunity to gain enhanced leadership skills and content expertise to positively influence care for older adults. Leaders complete a project aimed at integrating improved care for older adults within their organization, allowing them to remain at their full time job throughout the one-year program.
 
The ten individuals chosen in the inaugural group of Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, announced last month, were selected from professionals who had received support from the Innovation Advisors Program within the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
 
Ms. Roberts has chosen to implement a program entitled, “A Transitional Care Model (from hospital to home to the community) for Patients with Heart Failure.” The program will be implemented in collaboration with Kent Hospital for older adults hospitalized with cardiac disease. The goal of the program is to create a match between the individual’s care needs and his or her care setting. This will be achieved by providing and closely monitoring the most appropriate care from hospitalization through home health discharge and then to ongoing medical care in the community. Testing this model with older adults who are suffering from cardiac disease has the potential to impact real change in care delivery that may be replicated for other diagnoses
 
To learn more about the program, please visit www.changeleaders.org. We are also excited to have Ms. Roberts moderate Patient at the Center of Care, a Preconference Session at the 2013 VNAA Annual Meeting.
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