Saturday, March 28, 2015

Progress Valley Chapter of CAHF

Welcome to the Progress Valley Chapter of CAHF.  This chapter serves providers in the Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties of California.

2015 Officers

Deanna Hill
English Oaks Nrsg & Rehab Ctr, Modesto
(209) 577-1001

Michelle Smith

Hy-Lond CH - Modesto
(209) 526-1775

Cheryl Koff

Oak Valley Care Ctr, Oakdale
(209) 847-3011

Benjamin Tuifua

Garden City HC Ctr, Modesto
(209) 524-4817

What's Happening

Region 2 Nurses Council, April 16
SET to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations

Earn 6 continuing-education credits at the CAHF Region 2 Nurses Council training seminar Getting SET for our SNF Future: Skills Enhancement Training to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the City of Rancho Cordova Conference Center, 2729 Prospect Park Drive. Details on the meeting flier. Phone 916-214-2892 for more information.

More Progress Valley Chapter meeting information soon.

Progress Valley Chapter Awards

Mary Baker Memorial Scholarship

On August 13, 2014 the Progress Valley Chapter recognized Amanda Gutierrez as the outstanding scholarship recipient of the Mary Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund. Gutierrez who is employed at Oak Valley Care Center in Oakdale plans to return to school and become a certified hospital/long-term care coder.  The $1,000 scholarship will help cover tuition, books and other needed educational resources.  Gutierrez was also recognized by State Senator Anthony Cannella for her dedication to the long-term care profession. Below left, CAHF Region 2 Chair Clay Green, Amanda Gutierrez and English Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center Administrator Deanna Hill.

Mary Baker was a longtime nursing-facility administrator and owner of three convalescent hospitals (Bel-Air Lodge and Elness in Turlock and Ha-Le Aloha in Ceres), and a dedicated contributor to CAHF and the Progress Valley Chapter. Following her death in 2012, the chapter developed the Mary Baker Scholarship Fund to honor her tireless dedication to the long-term care profession.

The 2013 scholarship winners from Progress Valley were Kelly Luce-Cimoli MDS Nurse, Garden City Health Care Center in Modesto, Juliana Serpa, Hy-Lond Convalescent Hospital-Merced, and Stevi Harris, Data Entry, from English Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center in Modesto.


Regular Chapter Meeting Schedule
The CAHF Progress Valley Chapter meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Hometown Buffet, 1665 Countryside Drive, Turlock (located just east of Highway 99 at the Fulkerth Road exit.)

Lunch costs $20 per person.

RSVP to Eric Burger,

Nurse Council Meeting Schedule
The Nurse Council of the Progress Valley Chapter meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 8:00 am at Marie Calendars in Modesto.  Contact Pam Powell at (209) 667-2484 for details.

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