Orange County

Welcome to the Orange County Chapter of CAHF.  

This chapter serves long-term care providers in Orange County and surrounding communities.

2019 Officers

PRESIDENT
Donald (Don) Bruhns
ReNew Health Group
Monrovia
(805) 551-2336

SECRETARY
Chris Jung
HealthCare Talent
Lake Forest
(949) 677-8495

TREASURER
Tiffany Karlin
Mueller-Prost
Irvine
(314) 480-1288

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Michael (Mike) Williams
Ensign Group
Mission Viejo
(714) 925-5008

REGION IV CHAIR
Stephen N. Flood
New Orange Hills
Orange

EDUCATION CHAIR
Anant B. Desai, PT, M.Ed.
interface rehab, inc.
Placentia
(714) 646-8311 

NURSE COUNCIL CHAIR
Carol Ditullio, RN, CDONA/LTC, CLNC, SWCC

SVP of Clinical Services
Renew Health Group

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Triet Kieu
Royal Care Skilled Nursing Center 
Long Beach
(562) 427-7493 

Events

CAHF’s 'DAY AT THE RACES'

New date! May 10, 2019

Southern California members, here’s your chance to play the ponies during CAHF’s Day at the Races!

Due to weather conditions, CAHF Region 4's big day planned for January 19 has been rescheduled to May 10, 2019 at Santa Anita Race Park in Arcadia, CA.

VIEW FLIER FOR MORE INFORMATION


Presentations from the Sept. 26 OCAHF Meeting 

Lindsay Holland, MHA, Director, Care Transitions, HSAG 

 

LABOR EMPLOYMENT LAW 

Diane Marie O'Malley, Esq., Hanson Bridgett LLP

 

Melissa McCall, Mueller Prost LC 


 

Presentations from the OCAHF CDPH Rap Session & Vendor Fair

NEW ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Dolly Greene, RN, CIC

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
Craig Cornett, CEO/President, CAHF

SNF UPDATES ON NEW SURVEY PROCESS, REGULATIONS & STAFFING
Hang Nguyen, RN, MSN, District Manager, CDPH


Presentations from the OCAHF Spring Education Meeting


Presentations from the OCAHF Fall Education Meeting

 

Jim Gomez Address

HSAG: SNF Readmission

HSAG: Transfer Tool

CAHF Music & Memory Project


Presentations from the OCAHF Annual CDPH Rap Session & Vendor Fair

CDPH Master Rap Sessions

Greenhouse Project

Regular Meeting Schedule/Location


Contact Board Secretary,
Chris Jung for more information.

See our Archives below for handouts/materials from previous education meetings and Rap sessions.


What's Happening

Issue with CalOptima resolved

In a significant win for CAHF’s Orange County members, the CalOptima Board of Directors has approved CAHF's request to allow payments based upon interim 2015/16 rates, absent final rates being published by the state.
 
The 2015/16 budget included a 3.62 percent rate increase. Effective immediately, and continuing into the future, payments to providers will now include the increase.  

Also approved: In the event of over payments during the interim rate cycle, facilities can negotiate an installment re-payment program of up to six months, so as not to cause financial burden.

Special thanks to Joe Diaz and Karen Widerynski for their continued efforts to address this issue. Watch for more detail on this story in next week's CAHF News.