Ohio Health Care Association
Mandy Smith, CEAL, LNHA, LMT, LPTA, RAC-CT, WCC, Regulatory Director at Ohio Health Care Association
Mandy has 20 years of experience in the long-term care industry. Starting her career out in the physical therapy field when CMS implemented PPS, Mandy quickly realized the importance of case-mix scores and the MDS. She became certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators to better understand the MDS, Case Mix, Quality Measures, and nursing’s role in the long-term care environment. Having been in management for years, she felt the need to further her career potential and began educating fellow providers through her company and associations. Mandy received her license as a Nursing Home Administrator after a six month Administrator in Training (AIT) internship which allowed her to experience all of the areas of nursing home management and care. She is also a Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) and is Wound Care Certified (WCC) through the Wound Care Education Institute. Mandy has been the Regulatory Director with the Ohio Health Care Association since 2010. Over 1000 nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and ICF/ID facilities including waiver providers, plus over 300 associate members comprise the OHCA membership. Mandy oversees the OHCA Assisted Living Board, Regulatory, Immediate Jeopardy Task Force, and Council of Nurses Committees along with the survey, MDS, and case mix specific issues. She assists providers and associate members with any survey, regulatory, clinical, and operational issues and advocates for providers through state agencies and national association affiliations. She is an educational resource for conferences and a daily resource for providers. Mandy also spearheads the association's social media presence.
Tuesday, October 15
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM