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Loretta Kaes Named Recipient of NCAL Jan Thayer Pioneer Award
New Jersey nurse champions ongoing education, mentorship in assisted living
NCAL, Rachel Reeves
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Loretta Kaes, RN, BSN, the director of quality improvement, clinical services and regulatory affairs for the Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ), was today named the 2018 recipient of the Jan Thayer Pioneer Award by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). With more than 30 years of experience in the profession, Kaes is known as a mentor who promotes ongoing staff education to ensure positive resident outcomes. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.
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