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Bermuda Shorts: An Interview with Mark J. Finkelstein, M.P.S., FACHCA, CNHA, Administrator of Hughes Health and Rehabilitation, Inc.

mark_pMark J. Finkelstein, M.P.S., FACHCA, CNHA, is the administrator of Hughes Health and Rehabilitation, Inc., and serves as the vice president of the organization’s Board of Directors. He has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1972, and has served in various management capacities in his career.

How long have you been attending the Summer Leadership Conference?

Since 1988

Why do you attend? What keeps you coming back?

First of all, it’s a great opportunity to learn how to be a better leader and inspire our teams. Perennially, it’s the finest seminar I attend. I always walk away armed with valuable information I can use every day. Generally, the people who attend are at a high level and the sessions are geared to leaders in the sector. The other attendees are very interesting to be around because of shared interest in long-term care leadership.

I also love it, because Bermuda is my favorite spot on earth!

My family and I like to tack on bit of vacation before or after the program – my kids and grandkids still want to go!

Learn more about this year’s Summer Leadership Conference program here: http://summerleadershipconference.org/program/

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Bermuda Shorts: An Interview with Toni Lynn Davis, MHA, CNHA, FACHCA, Executive Director & President, Green Hill, Inc.

317AB9D8-0D59-46D6-B131-0710EDB536AAToni Lynn Davis, MHA, CNHA, FACHCA, Executive Director & President, Green Hill, Inc.

How long have you been attending the Summer Leadership Conference?

“On and off for about 34 years….I used to go with my mother when she was Executive Director.”

Why do you attend? What keeps you coming back?

“It’s refreshing to sit with other like-minded leaders and get inspired by their stories or motivated by the speaker. It’s a hard job we have and getting this break invigorates me to go back and continue the good work. I can also pass along all I learned to my team. I brought two of my ‘future’ leaders last year, and it was wonderful to see their spirit come alive with new ideas and different perspectives.”

What are your favorite things to do and places to see during the conference?

“I love the beach after the conference or hanging by the pool and connecting with those I see each year at the conference. It’s also great networking. I sometimes bring my family with me, so it’s also great personal time with them that makes the trip that much better.”

Do you have any suggestions for new attendees or first-time participants?

“Just enjoy the inspiration when in sessions and bring family with you to create a vacation experience as well.”

On Location for the Summer Leadership Conference: Bermuda and the Fairmont Southampton

bermuda brochureFor centuries, an island existed in the imaginations of sailors too long at sea. This island – a coral gem where the winds were as fresh as a youngster’s smile and as cool as a mountain spring – offered the shade of cedar trees and wild gardens of poinsettias and bougainvilleas. On a blustery day in 1503, Juan de Bermudez turned myth into reality. He discovered Bermuda just 600 miles off the Carolina coast. Here, atop Bermuda’s highest point, on 100 lush acres, you too can discover the old world charm and new world panache of Bermuda and the Fairmont Southampton Princess.

About The Fairmont Southampton

With its lush tropical gardens, shimmering pink sand beaches, azure blue seas, and spectacular sunsets, there is no way to not love Bermuda. Perched atop the island’s highest point, The Fairmont Southampton’s 593 spacious guestrooms — many with sweeping water views — are richly appointed with private balconies, walk-in closets, and marble bathrooms.

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One of the world’s incomparable luxury resorts, The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda offers endless recreation and relaxation possibilities, including an award-winning 18 hole Executive Par-3 golf course, a Willow Stream spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, plus an oceanfront beach club, PADI dive center, snorkeling rentals, water sports, tennis courts, and more. See more at www.fairmont.com/southampton or call the hotel at (866) 540-4497.

Enjoy Bermuda’s best at The Fairmont Southampton at our special NYC-ACHCA guestroom rates, single or double occupancy for a standard room (plus taxes, gratuities, and resort fees). For an extra fee, you may reserve rooms on the Gold Level where breakfast and dinner appetizers are served. Make reservations by June 26, 2015 to qualify for special rates.

ATTENDEES MUST TRAVEL WITH PASSPORT.

Learn more about the program here: http://summerleadershipconference.org/program/

 

About ACHCA

The New York Chapter of the ACHCA (NYC-ACHCA) is a State affiliate, of the ACHCA that was founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, NYC-ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. Learn more at www.nycachca.org.

About NYSHFA / NYSCAL

The New York State Health Facilities Association and New York State Center for Assisted Living is a member-driven association of providers of long-term care services, caring for individuals of all ages in proprietary, not-for-profit, and government-sponsored skilled nursing, post-acute, rehab, adult care and assisted living communities across the state of New York. For more information, visit www.nyshfa.org.

 

An Interview with Larry Slatky, Summer Leadership Conference Organizer

IMG_0381Larry’s History with the Summer Leadership Conference

In the early 1980s, while working at Parkview Nursing Home (Larry started there at 17!), I got more involved in the American College of Healthcare Administrator’s. Young managers and administrators couldn’t afford to go to national/regional meetings. So I volunteered on the conference and education committees for the New York Chapter of ACHCA. Back then, some companies would sponsor events to get access to SNF administrators, so I started asking destinations and transport companies to help with college events. Partnerships were developed, including with Eastern Airlines.

The first summer leadership conference was in Barbados in 1982. After looking at 2 to 3 destinations, I took the risk and planned the first Summer Leadership Conference for Barbados. It was called the “The American Series.” It was a terrific success, with 45 attendees and program was hit. After the second successful program in Barbados, we experimented with locations and even cruising. After 9-11, we settled on Bermuda as the consistent location. Hamilton was the site for many years, then the conference was forced to switch to Southampton when the Hamilton location was renovated. The conference has been there ever since!

What Are the Best Things About the Summer Leadership Conference?

The best thing about the Summer Leadership Conference after all these years is being there with my friends and colleagues. We’ve grown close over the years – much of this commenced and centered around the SLC – at the professional development level, there’s a level of honesty and openness. This is a great place to see first-hand different styles – no unions, different approaches – you really get close to people from different cultures. I love watching people stay young with you, while we’re all growing old! Everyone’s comfortable, safe, and secure. Each year when I leave I can’t wait to get back! Four Ways is a great restaurant to dine at during the conference. And, playing golf at the executive course, Southampton is always a highlight of the event – the scenery and the course itself is great.

Do you have any suggestions for new attendees / first time participants?

The rates at the hotel are great, because we’re one of their oldest groups there, so newcomers should plan to linger a few days and take advantage of this. The water sports available are amazing. Bermuda is great at night, but it’s also a day-centered destination where families go – it’s where my kids and I go to get together. It’s a great place to renew all types of relationships – including your wife!

Take advantage of the mornings – they’re beautiful. Take a walk or a jog, or a walk up to the lighthouse. Of course, you need to go to the beach. Make a visit to the aquariums. Go into town, it’s so clean and family friendly, and old – it’s been there 400 years! Summer is the high season for weather and water sports – this is their season! Take advantage of the water sports, make sure you take a ride on a jet ski!

Looking forward to seeing everyone and a great conference!

Earn 15 Continuing Education Credits at the Summer Leadership Conference

SLC_Broch1Attend the Summer Leadership Conference and earn 15 continuing education credits. The New York State Health Facilities Association is a certified sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). NYSHFA has submitted for 15 CEUs from NAB for this program. State licensure boards have final authority on the educational program facilitated by acceptance of individual courses. ACHCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learn more about the program here!

About ACHCA

The New York Chapter of the ACHCA (NYC-ACHCA) is a State affiliate, of the ACHCA that was founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, NYC-ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. Learn more at www.nycachca.org.

About NYSHFA / NYSCAL

The New York State Health Facilities Association and New York State Center for Assisted Living is a member-driven association of providers of long-term care services, caring for individuals of all ages in proprietary, not-for-profit, and government-sponsored skilled nursing, post-acute, rehab, adult care and assisted living communities across the state of New York. For more information, visit www.nyshfa.org.