NVHCA has grown significantly over the past year starting with its conversion to a divisional structure. Under this new structure NVHCA continues to represent Skilled Nursing Facilities while now also representing the Nevada Assisted Living Centers (NVALC), the Nevada Speech Language Hearing Association (NSHA) and the Nevada Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN).
“We’re working shoulder to shoulder with health care professionals across the state to improve the quality of health care for our community’s most vulnerable citizens, and we look forward to accomplishing great things together,” Mathis said.
NSHA President Theresa Richard and NALPN President Ovida McGuiness agreed. “Nevada Health Care Association is the voice of quality post-acute care in Nevada. We are excited to have this opportunity to join our memberships for a better tomorrow,” said Richard. “With the majority of the LPNs in Nevada working in post-acute settings and Nevada Health Care Association representing post-acute care, it seemed a natural progression,” said McGuiness.
The NVHCA began the previous year with nearly all of the state’s skilled nursing facilities as members, with facilities representing an additional 500-plus beds coming online in 2015. NVALC member facilities now offer 1,900 beds for Nevada residents, with Mathis expecting that number to grow to more than 4,000 beds in 2015.
About the Nevada Health Care Association
The Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA), a member of the American Health Care Association, is a non-profit organization established in 1974 as the Nevada Association of Health Facilities (NVAHF). Under the divisional structure NVAHF established in 2014 NVHCA continues to represent Skilled Nursing Facilities while new divisions include the Nevada Assisted Living Centers (NVALC), the Nevada Speech Language Hearing Association (NSHA) and the Nevada Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN). Its mission is to provide leadership and support and to advocate for its members while working with them to improve the quality of care in Nevada’s post-acute community, which includes skilled nursing and related care facilities. For more information, visit NVHCA.org.