Webinar Description
The Requirements of Participation (ROPs) are being phased in over three years with the final phase occurring in November, 2019. Leadership teams need to understand how to expand current processes and protocols to meet resident needs, fulfill the new regulatory requirements and prepare for Phase 3.

The purpose of this virtual education program is to provide nurse participants with an understanding of how and why Corporate Compliance, QAPI and the MDS/RAI process should flow seamlessly to reduce negative outcomes and expand success. Learners will be able to describe methods to internally limit and identify potential areas of deficiencies that will ultimately improve patient care and outcomes.

Target Audience
Long-term care directors of nursing, assistant directors of nursing, nurse managers, RNs and LPNs with intermediate or advanced levels of expertise and/or administrators and corporate level management.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the regulatory history and the progressive move toward patient centered care.
  2. Identify methods to standardize protocols and develop evidenced based
  3. Examine the new F-tags and where they fall under sub-categories.


Erica Holman, HealthCap RMS

Vickie Burlew, Rolf Consulting

CONTACT HOURS:  This webinar will provide participants the opportunity to earn up to (1) one nurse contact hour.

HCAM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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July 7, 2018

NADONA is pleased to announce a new Webinar Series sponsored by Ocean Spray. This 3-part series will be on Antibiotic Stewardship in LTC. It will be reviewing the new requirements of Antibiotic Stewardship as well as the actual components of a facility program. It will have a focus on UTIs and CAUTIs and strategies on how to reduce the incidence of antibiotic resistance.

Ocean Spray #1 Incorporating Antibiotic Stewardship as Part of the Infection Control Program in Long Term Care  CE 1.0
July 25, 2018

This webinar identifies the new requirements for Antibiotic Stewardship in LTC and PAC settings (SNF & AL). It reviews the correlation between the facility overall infection prevention program and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program, It will also discuss strategies for meeting compliance and clinical requirements specific to both programs.

Ocean Spray #2 Antibiotic Stewardship:  What does the Evidence Show?  CE 1.0
August 15, 2018

This webinar will identify and discuss the CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship. It will also review the impact of UTIs and the strategies for reducing the incidence of antibiotic resistance.

Ocean Spray #3 How can Facilities Implement a Stewardship and CAUTI Reduction Program?  CE 1.0
September 5, 2018

This webinar will identify the need for an interprofessional team to collaborate on a facility Antibiotic Stewardship committee. It will also describe how CAUTIs contribute to antibiotic resistance in LTC and how using the proper communication mechanisms can lead to the breakdown of communication barriers.



NADONA Announces 2018 Nurse Leader of the Year Recipients


July 6, 2018—Cincinnati, Ohio–The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Nurse Leader of the Year Award.  This announcement took place at their National Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-27.This award is presented to the Nurse Leaders of the Year, with awards also presented to nurses in selected regions.  The winners of the 2018 awards are as follows:National Nurse Leader of the Year


  • Cindy Clampett, RN, FACDONA, EFLA, CDP, SPICE—Ms. Clampett is the Director of Nursing at the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Asheville, NC.  She has been working in long-term care for 23 years.  Her awards include Nursing Preceptorship and Development:  Circle of Excellence and she serves as Mountain Regional Director for the North Carolina NADONA Chapter and on the Nursing Advisory Board for South College in Asheville, NC.


Regional Nurse Leaders of the Year


  • Cheryl Barnes RN, Northeast Region—Ms. Barnes is the Director of Nursing at the Peabody Home, Franklin, NH.  She has served in long-term care since 1991 and has served in her current position of Director of Nursing since 1991.  Cheryl serves as Treasurer for the New Hampshire Chapter of NADONA and is a founding member of that chapter.
  • Cassie Faircloth, RN, CDONA, FACDONA, IP-BC, EFLA, CDP, Southeast Region—Ms. Faircloth is the Clinical Nurse Consultant, Liberty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services of Halifax County, Weldon, NC.  She has served in long-term care for 28 years and has been a Nurse Leader for 25 of those years.
  • Tilisa Coleman RN, Central Region— Ms. Coleman is the Director of Nursing at the Alpha Manor Nursing Home, Ciena Facilities, Detroit, MI.  She has served in long-term care for 25 years and has served in her current position for 9 years.
  • Wanda Cavett RN, Northwest Region—Ms. Cavett is the Director of Nursing at North Dakota Veterans Home, Lisbon, ND.  She has served in long-term care for 30 years and has served as an administrator 16 of those years and in her current position for 10 years.  Wanda is also the recipient of the North Dakota NADONA Chapter Nurse Administrator of the Year.
  • Robert Mann RN, ACLS, AMS, CWON, CDONA-Southwest Region—Mr. Mann is the Director of Nursing at Mount Miguel Covenant Retirement Home, Spring Valley, CA. He has served in long-term care for 25 years and has served in his current position for 20 years.  Mr. Mann has been a member of NADONA for 17 years.


The NADONA Nurse Leader of the Year is a very competitive and prestigious award, with the following criteria for nomination being followed:


  • Candidate must be a member of NADONA.
  • Candidate must be nominated by a health professional colleague such as a facility administrator or attending physician.Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • The application process must include a biography of the candidate and letters of recommendation from facility personnel and residents.
  • Candidates are selected by an awards committee which is comprised of NADONA/LTC members.

Criteria and nomination submission for the 2019 Nurse Leader of the Year Award will be posted on the NADONA site after September, 2019.

NADONA has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and Nurse Leaders in long-term and post-acute care since 1986.  With 32 state chapters, it continues to be the largest organization representing nurses working in long-term and post-acute care settings.  NADONA offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials, national and state conferences, scholarships, Infection Prevention Certificate of Mastery Program, Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery Program; Pathfinder Program, Executive Fellows Leadership Academy, Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Assisted Living, Geriatric Diabetes certification programs, a mentoring program and a quarterly journal, The Director.  Through its publications and programs, NADONA reaches approximately 20,000 nurses who are employed in long-term care.




1. Welcome & Introductions

2. Review and approval of January meeting minutes

3. Recent surveys & regulatory update

4. Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship discussion. Various forms available; not sure yet how
Antibiotic Stewardship is being surveyed. Expect challenges with physician ordering practices.
Need to have good documentation on signs & symptoms, especially for UTI. Shared UTI
monitoring form. Loeb vs. McGeer infection criteria; most use McGeer
Survey cites recently on:
- Need to prove employee education when resident had shingles
- Not tracking employee illnesses

5. National and State updates – Bonnie
- New partnership with Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
- RN Boot Camp – end of March, spots still available
- National Conference
- Michigan NADONA will host a webinar in July and a 1 day conference in the fall

6. Nurse’s Week – May 6-12
Hospital Week – May 9-15
Nursing Home week – May 13-19 Celebrating Life’s Stories

7. Upcoming conferences
- MLN Call – Dementia – March 20
- HCAM Spring Leadership – March 21 & 22, Battle Creek
- Leading Age Regulatory Conference – March 27, Lansing
- Joint Provider – April 10 – Lansing, register online
- Leading Age Conference – May 20-23, Novi
- NADONA National – June 24-27, Grand Rapids

8. Next meeting – MAY 23 @ 1pm, China Lite Restaurant, Fort Gratiot
Topic ‘QAPI’ – Kristine WIllheim giving presentation


1. Introductions.
Thanks everyone for coming. Letters of invitation were sent out in December to all of
the other Nadona members in our area.

2. Guest – Jessica McShannock – Allmed Account Manager
- Demonstration and discussion of available equipment which aids in resident
assessment and care.
– Zoe- Fluid Status Monitor; Urisys – Urine Analyzer; bladder scanners; accuchecks;
Piccolo serum Chemical analyzer, i-Stat – Point of Care testing.
- An added service is equipment sanitizing information and tracking of preventative
maintenance on equipment.

3. Recent surveys
- Bad Axe ongoing as of this meeting
- Harbor Beach in November – cited for dirty kitchen ceiling tiles, hoyer slings lacking
stability, water not tested, C.N.A. unaware of plan of care for a resident, hand
hygiene, prn psychotropics, processing of pharmacist’s recommendations. Re-visit
was 2 days and they came soon after completion date.

4. Challenges with new regulations
- Infection control & antibiotic stewardship
- Physician review
- Psychotropics
- New survey process
- Knowing all of the regulations

5. Patti to email out new F-tag crosswalk and information on new regulations.

6. National Nadona Conference June 24-27 in Grand Rapids. Can make motel reservations

7. Suggestions for topics for next meeting – Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship and
new regulations. Bring your forms and we will share.

8. Next meeting MARCH 14 @ 1pm, China Lite, Fort Gratiot.

Area IV Meeting – Sept. 14, 2017

We will be having the Area IV NADONA Meeting on September 14, 2017 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the Colonial Kitchen on Drake Road in Kalamazoo.

Michael Goldsmith from Behavioral Care Solutions will be presenting on Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Behavioral Management.

Hope you will be able to join us for a great educational breakfast & networking.

James Preston, RN Director of Nursing

Alamo Nursing Home & Rehab Center

Phone- 269-343-2587Fax- 269-343-7707



June 24, 2017

Remember to join MI NADONA.  Click on the following link for the form and to see benefits of membership!

Last reminder for MI-NADONA Infection Preventionist Board Certification Course scheduled for June 12, 2017 in Lansing!!

Fee for NADONA members is $325. Fee for non-members is $425.

AANAC RAC-CT Certification Program is scheduled for June 14-16, 2017 in Lansing.  Registration is required by Friday, June 2, 2017.  Please click on Webinars and Trainings tab for HCAM link to register.

May 2017 – A letter from the President:

The Board has been working on the program for this year’s convention in October!  We are reviewing the comments from last year’s annual convention and developing the format for this fall’s program with your input in mind.   There is also a web program being developed for mid-summer.

There have benn a lot of changes on the National NADONA level.  The National Board has had two resignations and our own Shari Carson is now Vice-President of NADONA!  Congratulations, Shari!  We have heard from National that the By-laws have been revised and they should be going out soon for review and vote by the membership.

Nursing Home Week is fast-approaching and I wish you luck with all your activities!

Take care and have a happy and safe summer!

Bonnie Beulla RN

President, MI-NADONA


SAVE THE DATE:  2:00-3:00 PM  July 12, 2017

MI-NADONA/LTCClinical Webinar for Nurses : Topic to be determined



NADONA/LTC Infection Prevention Board Certification Review Course:

Preparation for the Nationally Recognized IP-BC Certification.

Presented by Dr. J. Hudson Garrett
June 12, 2017 at Crowne Lansing WWest Hotel Lansing, MI (Click link for details and registration)

Area IV:  Educational Breakfast and Networking.

Planning for Implementation of the New Participation: 1)Review the POPs as issued 2)Discuss time frames ofr implementation and facility based planning 3)Discuss what’s to come in phases II and III of requirements implementation 4)Share intelligence on how federal and state regulators are preparing for the changes
Speaker:  Beth Bacon, VP of Regulatory Services   HCAM
Date:           Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time:           9:30-11:30 AM
Location:     Colonial Kitchen     330 North Drake Rd.  Kalamazoo, MI      269-349-9929
Sponsored by MobilexUSA
Hometown Pharmacy
RSVP Area Coordinator:  Jim Preston

Area VIII Upcoming Meeting: Please join us for lunch and learn.

Antimocrobial Stewardship:  An updated look at Sepsis in the Long Term Care Setting.  It will be presented by Mark Horosko, Pharmacist from Hometown Pharmacy.  Lunch will be hosted by Mobilex USA.
Date:        Friday, May 19, 2017
Time:        1:00-3:00 PM
Location:  Steaks Eatery  4243 Oak Lane Road Jackson 49203      517-787-8760
Please RSVP to Kim Shaughnessy Countryside Retirement Community 517-787-4150

Founding FADONA Member, leader, mentor, and friend Patches Bryan sadly passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017.

She will be greatly missed.

Patches attended the awards ceremony on March 15, during FADONA’s 30th Anniversary Convention, where she was honored by FADONA for her lifetime of service and devotion to FADONA and her profession. As part of the honors, she was presented with a 30th Anniversary FADONA medallion.

Provocative Read

We know each of you are continuously trying to figure out how to have the right amount of highly qualified nurses at the right time.You might want to take time to read this article:

Looking for a possible educational option for your LPNs??

LPN Onsite is a NADONA approved education program for LPNs.  It focuses on Scope of Practice Series for LPNs.

Area III

Michelle Peel  is the new Area Coordinator for Area III.  Thanks to Judi Christensen for her service over the years.Exciting news! Michelle worked together with Julie Aukett, Mobilex USA Territory Manager-West Michigan on the logistics for upcoming meetings.  Thanks to Julie for her commitment to MINADONA.
Times and locations for upcoming meetings have planned into 2018.
Friday, June 23, 2017            8:30 to 10:00 am
Friday, August 25, 2017        8:30 to 10:00 am
Friday, October 27, 2017      8:30 to 10:00 am
Friday, February 23, 2018    8:30 to 10:00 am
Meetings will be held at Russ’s Restaurant, 3531 Alpine NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.  616-784-2230
They have a private room that will hold 25 persons.  There is no charge for the room just as long as every one orders.  They have wifi and 3 white bare walls for power points.
The topics will be determined based on requests and changing issues and challenges.  The presenter will speak from 8:30 to 9:30 with networking and facility specific issues from 9:30 to 10:00.  We would ask vendors to leave so the facilities would be free to discuss issues.
The location with be at Russ’s Restaurant, 3531 Alpine NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.  616-784-2230
We look forward to some very active participation.
Area XI Minutes and Upcoming Meetings:Submitted by Patricia Leonard, Area Coordinator

NADONA Area XI Meeting Minutes – January 18, 2017

  1. Introductions & Welcome to Kim Koester, new DON Marwood Care Center

  1. Review of September 2016 meeting minutes (unable to approve, due to lack of quorum)
  1. Announcements – Bonnie Buella is retiring from DON position at Marwood; but continuing as Michigan NADONA president.

       Shari Carson was elected to NADONA National Board as Secretary.

  1. Guest Speaker – Adam Schaffer from Exact Care Pharmacy

Their company provides medications for residents at home (after discharge). The meds are delivered to the home and are packaged so that the medications for each time are packaged together. The service also includes a home visit, medication reconciliation and coordination with the home care and primary physician. This program would be especially good for those residents with multiple medications; those at high risk for readmission to hospital; and those who have transportation challenges. They also accept most pharmacy drug plans. Contact information: 989 293 1023. He would come to any facility to explain program

  1. Discussion of how to recruit new members; Sue to bring list of facilities to next meeting.
  1. Discussion of possible topics for future meetings
  1. Upcoming conferences/trainings:
  • 3/28 Joint Provider in Grand Rapids (info online @ LARA)
  • 3/22-23 HCAM Spring Leadership Grand Rapids
  • 4/12 – HCAM MDS training
  • 5/15 HCAM/NADONA Pain conference (info online @
  • 6/12 – Infection Control Preventionist training  to become certified – Lansing
  • 7/12 – NADONA clinical webinar
  • 7/18 – Interact training by HCAM
  1. Future Meeting Schedule – all at 12noon, China Lite (so far)

March 8, May 10, July 12*** I just see this conflicts with webinar; will discuss at next meeting, September 13, October 18-20 NADOMA Conference -Mt Pleasant

Area IV Minutes and Upcoming Meeting:
On September 28, 2016 Michael Horosko , Pharm. D., CGP presented  a program on “Antimicrobial Stewardship.” His presentation provided education on the pathophysiology of sepsis and septic shock, an assessment tool, and appropriate treatment.  He closed his discussion by speaking of the importance of developing and maintaining an ‘Antibiotic Stewardship Program’ in our organizations.  This emphasis will allow us to assess and evaluate what we are currently doing and foster continued quality improvement activities.
Our next meeting will be a breakfast meeting on January 18, 2017 at Colonial Kitchen in Kalamazoo.
Beth Beam, Area IV Coordinator
Congratulations to our Nurse Administrators of the Year 2016:
Laura Jennings, Northern Region
Kimberly Danish, Southern Region
January 2017
A letter from the President

                I hope everyone had a safe & healthy holiday season!  We just completed a wonderful Convention & the Board will be meeting in January to review notes from the convention & start to work on the MI NADONA Convention for 2017!  The process never stops!  We are looking at the Requirements of Participation that Vickie Burlew told us about the last day of the convention, as well as other educational programs that will be scheduled during 2017.

During the convention we had several new Area Coordinators step up to help us.  This is terrific as now we have no areas without an Area Coordinator!  Please know as a MI NADONA member you can go to any area NADONA meeting to see what others are doing at their meetings.  Also keep in mind during the year our scholarship programs & the Nurse Administrator of the Year nominations.  You can submit a nomination at any time, so avoid the last minute rush, nominate someone now!

We know there are many hard working Michigan DON’s out there that deserve recognition & as colleagues, we can nominate other DON’s to be recognized.  It does not have to be the administrator who nominates.

Respectfully submitted,

Bonnie Beulla RN DON

President of MI NADONA


2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

Michigan NADONA was pleased to award two Margaret Godfrey Academic Scholarships at the November 2016 Annual Convention.

The recipients, Jim Antaya and Audria Gilliland, each received $1,000 to help with education costs as they further their careers in the field of nursing.

Jim, an LPN at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, Michigan, attended Northwestern Michigan College to become a Registered Nurse.  He graduated in December 2016.  Jim wasn’t able to join us at the Awards Luncheon.  He did share his thoughts via email:

“Please let me express my sincere gratitude at being selected as a recipient of the Margaret          Godfrey Scholarship .  It is an honor to be selected. I would love to attend the MINADONA/LTC     Annual Convocation but I am unable to because I must attend clinical studies that day.  Please                extend my thanks to the members of MINADONA.”   Jim Antaya

Audria Gilliland, a CNA at Life Care Center of Plainwell in Plainwell, Michigan,  is attending Kellogg Community College to become a Registered Nurse.  She anticipates graduation in 2018.  Audria wasn’t able to attend the Awards Luncheon either.  Here are her thoughts (via email):

” I am writing to let you know that unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Convocation as I have my nursing clinical on the day of the event….I am beyond honored that I was chosen for this scholarship….I promise to uphold and honor everything that the award represents with the               eventual goal and set determination of making a difference in the nursing field. I am set to take                 my NCLEX in December to attain my LPN license so that I may gain experience as a nurse in LTC         while finishing the rest of my nursing education to obtain my RN in 2018. I am then planning on        pursuing my BSN….Thank you again for this great honor and please extend my gratitude to all…”             Audria Gilliland

Congratulations to these individuals who are committed to expanding their knowledge and skills in order to provide the best care possible for elderly residents in long term care.


Please Note:  MI NADONA now has two scholarship opportunities.  The Magaret Godfrey Academic Scholarship and The Jim Bebb Reimbursement Scholarship.  Please check the scholarships section of the Michigan NADONA website ( for more information.


November 2016
Minutes for Area meeting for Area 5, 10, and 12 submitted by Patty McClees, Chair
Date of Meeting: September 9, 2016
Meeting held at Kalkaska Memorial Healthcare Center.
Attendees included:

Cheryl Patton from Meadowbrook MCF; Area Chairperson, Renee Cunningham from Kalkaska Memorial Healthcare Center; Area 5 Chairperson, Patty McClees from Villa at the Bay; Area 10 Chairperson Chelsey Brink from Villa at the Bay; Jeanne Rice from Villa Healthcare; Eric Cuddie from WoundK-Air; Steve Armour from WoundK-Air; Beverly Morrison from Villa at Traverse Point; Barb Hulwick from Munson Healthcare; Shirley Harger from Munson Healthcare; Cheri Shippy from Hometown Pharmacy.


Hometown Pharmacy hosted the lunch and provided education on “Antimicrobial  Stewardship: An Updated Look at Sepsis in the LTC Setting.”  Michael Horosko provided information on sepsis and new and appropriate sepsis screening tools being used.


As always networking among the group was informational and enjoyable.


Our next meeting is planned for January 13, 2017 at Kalkaska Memorial Healthcare Center.

August 2016
MI NADONA is now accepting applications for the Margaret Godfrey nursing scholarship.    Submissions must be completely filled out and submitted by 9/1/2016.
The NADONA National Conference – July 2016 in Austin, TX attended by President Bonnie Beulla and Program Chair Shari Carson.
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NADONA announces that The Director has been officially indexed in the Google Scholar Database, which is the first time that the publication has been listed in the peer reviewed literature.  This advancement is critical for recruitment of professional authors and allows authors to share their professional work through a variety of academic and professional networks. In addition the journal issues and specific articles will now be accessible via the Google search engine.
Michigan Nurse Preceptor Academy Training coming to Grayling (7.5 Nursing Contact Hours FREE):
Tuesday September 27, 2016 from 7:30 to 5:00 PM

Kirkland Community College

Health Sciences Center
4800 Four Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
To register contact:
Natasha Hardaway, MPH Project Coordinator Center for Nursing Workforce & Policy Tel:    (517)324-6016 —————————————————————————————————
July 2016
Area IV Report
Coordinator:                Beth Beam
Meeting Date:             May, 18, 2016                                                                                      Location:                    Colonial Kitchen                                                                                                                                  Kalamazoo, MI Breakfast Sponsor:      Remedi SeniorCare Topic:                              Survey’s and Compliance Why Residents are more Important than Regulations Presenter                     William Vaughan R.N., B.S.N. Discussion:      Bill Vaughan is a consultant to CMS currently working on QUAPI and is on the advisory board of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ long-term care newsletter. Take home messages were:  Federal Regulations are minimal standards used to promote Quality of Care and Quality of Life in order to protect the vulnerable. Surveyors are like umpires calling ball/strikes, either the regulations were met or they weren’t.  Steps to a successful survey include demonstrating compliance through documentation, discussion and disputing.   Next Scheduled Meeting:        September 20, 2016                                                                                                                            9:30am-11:30am Colonial Kitchen, Kalamazoo, MI
June 20, 2016
From the desk of the President of Mi NADONA
Well, I will be off next week to National in Austin. Pray for me that the rain stops! We are working hard to get great speakers for this year’s convention as well. Please lock in the dates November 16th to the 18th! This is hunting season so plan ahead. This is the only time we could book the number of rooms we will need! This is a great problem to have! Now for those of you that have just gone into panic mode- It Is Not Hard TO Find!!!! My GPS took me there with no problem! The resort has a spa & you will be able to book sone wonderful spa experiences. For those of you that like to gamble that is available as well nearby! Our Membership is solid. At one point this year we were the leading state for Membership! This is a wonderful organization to belong to & we very much like to hear what services or programs you are wanting. Human Trafficking is going to be required for License renewals soon, so we are working on that! Currently the Restorative programs are in motion & are scheduled at intervals between ow and February of 2017. We just completed a CDP training this month as well. CDP trainings can be set up for your building as well. I would like to take a moment to recognize that Mi NADONA has lost a Super Star! Mary Keane was a Board Member with Mi NADONA & I am proud to say, a valued friend. Many of you know her from DON Boot camp trainings. Mary was a DON, Mi NADONA Scholarship winner. She advanced her education & became a Nurse Practitioner. Her skill set will be missed as well as her devotion to her residents & co-workers.
Bonnie Beulla RN DON President of Mi NADONA
June 20, 2016 Attention
Area II is meeting at 1 PM Tuesday  June 21st. Meetings are every other month at Red Lobster Bay Road in Saginaw.   Please contact Lynae Carson at for additional information.

June 7, 2016

Mary Christine Keane

November 23, 1951 - April 18, 2016 Resided in Saginaw, MI

Mary was a member of the Michigan NADONA Board of Directors as Media Chair.  She will be greatly missed for all of the hours of support she gave to MINADONA and to the nursing community and her patients in her varied career.


Mary Christine Keane (Chris) Hemlock, Michigan
Passed away Monday, April 18, 2016, at Covenant Cooper. Age 64 years. The daughter of the late William J. and Marylyn (Greene) Robertson was born November 23, 1951 in Mineral Wells, Texas. She married Daniel G. Keane on February 6, 1971. He survives her. Chis attended Michigan Technological University, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University and her Master of Science in geriatric nursing from Michigan State University. She specialized in Geriatric Nursing, practicing as a Nurse Practitioner. She was employed by Hoyt Nursing Home for 15 years and served as its Director of Nursing for 12 years. Currently she served as Associate Director of the AGES Program with CMU Health System. She was a member and Board member of the Michigan Chapter of NADONA. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening, most of all, her passion was her grandchildren and their activities. Surviving besides her husband, Dan, are three daughters and their husbands, Heather Christine and Michael Graham; Karen Marie Hayner; Laura Kathleen and Gabriel Faubert; 9 grandchildren, Connor, Van, Ethan, Olivia, Darby, Lydia, Caden, Becky and Tommy; two brothers, two sisters and their spouses, Bill and Vickie Robertson; Nancy and Bob Raymond; Patricia Gallant; John and Beth Robertson; many nieces and nephews. Two nephews, Brad Robertson and Alec Raymond have predeceased her. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Karmanos Cancer Institute for lung cancer. [Obituary from ]
June 7, 2016
2016 NADONA Nurse Administrator of the Year application: Click here.   ————————————————————————————————— January 1, 2016 Message from the President Happy New Years!!!!!!!  The start of a new year always has us energized to get things in order & tackle the projects we have set our sights on!  We have changed the dates of our on-line Restorative Program and they are posted on our MiNADONA web page.  It has been our goal to develop programs to meet your needs, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know! The Board has had the first meeting of the New Year and are lining up our education for Convention which begins November 16th in Traverse City! (save the date!!) We want you to be ready as some of us deal with hunters! The other item I would like to encourage you to review is the new CPG on side rails. Changes were made so please review them to assist your building  in navigating through any  changes that are needed.  Another goal this year is to better utilize the MiNADONA web site.  We will be updating it to assure the contact information is correct & that information on area meetings are changed quarterly.  With the dawn of the electronic age,  we will no longer be mailing out a newsletter. Keep warm! Take heart….spring is right around the corner! Bonnie Beulla RN DON President of MiNADONA   —————————————————————————————————
AREA IV (Southwest Michigan):

Coordinator:  Beth Beam

Meeting Date:  November 18that the Colonial Kitchen in Kalamazoo with Breakfast sponsor: Remedi SeniorCare

Topic was F 329: A Resident Centered Approach to Compliance presented by William Vaughan, RN, BSN who has also worked as a surveyor but now is a consultant to CMS, working on QAPI and on advisory board for Institute for Safe Medication Practices LTC newsletter; presented work-life experiences and case studies for interactive presentation.  Take home messages: importance of sound rationale for use and monitoring of all meds with clear ongoing communication with all members of team, med management as a team sport accomplished by listening to resident, family, housekeeper, therapist, nurses, physicians and lab, any symptom should be considered drug side effect until proven otherwise and regs are considered minimal standards and our goal should be to far exceed them.

Next meeting is January 20th: same time and same place.  See you there!

AREA XI (Port Huron):

March 9, 2016:  Fort Gratiot, Mi

Guest – Roger Piovesana, Wound Management (  Presentation on services available from his company; Med B billing for supplies for wound care, ostomy and indwelling catheters; consultations for appropriate supplies.

Topics of discussion:

  1. Reorganization at State level for “Team managers” vs. Licensing Officer and Survey Monitor
  2. Change to Federal and State survey teams
  3. Delays at State level with Life-Safety surveys and resurveys
  4. Changes in Medicare – managed plans, recertification’s, dual-eligibles, etc.
  5. Changes in management of ortho patients after surgery– i.e. Homecare after hip replacements and not inpatient rehab/SNF
  6. Payroll transmission requirements
  7. State clinical practice guidelines for side-rails/assist bars – still unclear (no  survey yet)
  8. NADONA certifications available – DON, Infection Control Practitioner
  9. Staffing of facilities – difficulties, 12hr vs. 8 hr shifts, incentives, lack of CNAs in area
  10. Hospital contracting – McLaren, Henry Ford; smaller hospitals not as active yet
  11. Rehospitalizations – several facilities have hospitals connected; on-call physicians;
  12. Survey – no annual. One complaint survey
  13. Weather problems – roof leak resulted in facility moving some residents to other parts of building, did not need to evacuate to other facility; implemented fire watch
  14. Facility fire drills – MN drill required electronic proof from fire company that drill occurred
  15.  Joint Provider – April 7 in Lansing

HCAM Spring Leadership – March 23 & 24 in Detroit Next meetings – May 18      Sept 14       July 13 Please contact Patti Leonard RN, MSN, Director of Nursing The Village Rehabilitation & Care Center 22600 W. Main St Armada, MI 48005 with questions ==============================================

  MiNADONA Region III Update: November 19, 2015 meeting: hosted by Mobile X with Hometown Pharmacy sponsoring breakfast.  Advanced Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease presented by Becky Luders, RN, NP-C from Mercy Health – Hauenstein Neruosciences with great handouts and educational materials to provide to staff, residents and families. January 21, 2016:  A huge thank you to Mobile X for hosting meetings and to Great Lakes Caring who sponsored event.  Deb Bender, BSN, presented “Lewy Body Dementia Mysteries Unveiled with CEU’s for attendees.  Review of medications and interventions to assist in care and a review of the disease process was helpful education for presentation to staff, caregivers, and also family. Our next meeting will be March 17, 2016, 9:30am-11:30am featuring Michael Goldsmith, LMSW discussing Managing Difficult Resident Behavior. Breakfast provided The following meeting will be May 19, 2016, 9:30am-11:30am featuring Bill Vaughn, RN, BSN (former Nurse Surveyor) discussing F329 A Resident Centered Approach to Compliance.  Breakfast and speaker are compliments of Remedi Senior Care Pharmacy Solutions. All meetings for Region III are held at: Swan Inn 5182 Alpine Ave. Comstock Park, MI 49321   Please call Judi Christensen, Area Coordinator at 616-452-1666, ext. 115 for any questions or to RSVP for any upcoming meeting. ============================================= AREA I Meeting planned April 29th.  More information to come…save the date!!! ================================================