Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Public Health Students Attend State Long-Term Care Meeting

two studentsBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (10/21/13) - Darla Hayden and Urmila Tokekar, both seeking a Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Public Health at WKU, were the only students in attendance at the recent American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Kentucky Chapter meeting.

WKU students Urmila Tokekar and Darla Hayden attended the American College of Health Care Administrators Kentucky Chapter meeting in Louisville.

Excited to see interest in their group and profession by today’s emerging healthcare leaders, the long-term care professionals in attendance extended a warm welcome to Hayden and Tokekar.

“Attending the ACHCA meeting allowed me to learn about current issues that long-term care facilities are facing, specifically the importance of tracking hospital readmission rates,” Hayden said. “This experience also allowed me to network with experienced long-term care professionals.”

The ACHCA group consisted of Chief Executive Officers, Regional Managers, Executive Directors and Administrators specializing in services across the long-term care continuum. While most of those present had experience specific to older adults, there were also representatives of long-term care services and communities for the developmentally disabled, pediatrics and rehabilitation.

ACHCA is a non-profit professional membership association that provides education, professional certification and development opportunities for long-term care leaders and student members. The students attended the Kentucky Chapter meeting in Louisville with two members of ACHCA, WKU MHA graduate Heather O’Banion and WKU graduate and Public Health Instructor Melanie Eaton.

Inspired by the students at their meeting, members of ACHCA are planning a special education track for current students, recent graduates and new leaders within the long-term care field at their regional meeting in 2014. Scheduled for March 5-6 in Rising Sun, Ind., the conference will be attended by professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan.

Hayden and Tokekar, along with Advisors Eaton and Dr. Dana Burr Bradley with WKU’s Center for Gerontology, are planning to form a student group in the near future for those interested in careers in long-term care.

For information about the Long Term Care Certificate Program in Public Health or ACHCA’s regional meeting, contact Melanie Eaton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.wku.edu/publichealth/

Contact: Melanie Eaton, (270) 745-5854.

SurfKY News
Information provided by WKU News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Lone Oak Road Collision Sends Two to Local Hospitals

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (4/16/14) — McCracken Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries at the… Read More

Microsoft Excel Classes Offered at WKCTC

PADUCAH, Ky. (4/16/14) — West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering Microsoft Excel 2010 classes… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 17957

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 14, 2014 5963

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 5123

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4360

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 15, 2014 2855

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 5123

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4360

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 15, 2014 2855

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 2439

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug…

in Top Stories by Lori Blakeley
April 13, 2014 1826

One Injured in ATV Accident in Dawson…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 1821

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 15, 2014 1228

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 15, 2014 960

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

in News by Britni Bunn
April 13, 2014 935

Two Daviess County Men Busted for…

in Top Stories by Scott Gibbs
April 14, 2014 603

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 13, 2014 2783

Muhlenberg 4-H is Buzzing

in Top Stories by Janie Culton
April 14, 2014 2210

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 16, 2014 2103

Sheriff's Deputies Nab Central City…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
April 15, 2014 1534

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1423

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03