THCA Hires Director of Quality and Clinical Services to Manage Quality Improvement Strategies for Nursing Home Providers
For immediate Release
March 9, 2015
Contact: Rebecca Reid
Texas Health Care Association Hires Director of Quality and Clinical Services to Manage Quality Improvement Strategies for Nursing Home Providers
(Austin, TX) – The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) announced today Gloria Bean-Williams, R.N., will serve in the newly created position of Director of Quality and Clinical Services, which will, among many things, manage quality measurement data and care enhancement progress as part of Commitment to Care (C to C), an ongoing initiative charting a strategic course to improve care quality for Texas seniors.
“Gloria brings extensive experience in long term care nursing and quality improvement management and is widely regarded for her knowledge in data utilization and directing a quality-focused culture in the skilled nursing setting,” said Kevin Warren, President and CEO of THCA. “Gloria will be a tremendous asset as we move forward to assist providers in areas where challenges exist, identify and share best practices in the nursing home community and benchmark progress in care improvement.”
Prior to her coming on board to THCA, Bean-Williams served as the Quality Nurse Manager for the Veterans Land Board overseeing the quality of care for the State Veterans Homes across Texas. With experience as a former Director of Nursing, she worked for TMF Health Quality Institute as the Director, Nursing Home Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, guiding nursing homes across the state to improve care delivery.
“My area of expertise is quality improvement methodologies and strategies for implementation in the long term care setting,” said Bean-Williams. “I applaud THCA for creating the position of Director of Quality and Clinical Services and for placing a strong emphasis on improving quality measures and outcomes in Texas nursing homes through the Commitment to Care initiative. I look forward to working with membership on the shared goal of making Texas a national leader in quality skilled nursing care.”
The THCA announced the Commitment to Care in February as a unified effort to strengthen the delivery of long term care across Texas by reporting quality improvements made by nursing home providers, identifying and solving issues that result in unmet care expectations, and partnering with senior care stakeholders to advance strategies that facilitate the provision of compassionate and effective long term care services. The core principles of Commitment to Care are:
- Improve workforce stability
- Improve clinical outcomes and care coordination
- Improve survey performance results
- Promote policies that enhance the quality care needs of the frail and elderly
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Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long-term care association in Texas. THCA’s membership is comprised of several hundred licensed non-profit and for-profit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialized rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities in Texas. These facilities provide comprehensive, around-the-clock nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitative and specialized medical programs. THCA also represents more than 190 long-term care businesses that provide products and services to the state’s approximately 2,850 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. To learn more, visit http://txhca.org/ or connect with THCA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.