Orange County

Welcome to the Orange County Chapter of CAHF.  

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

2018 Officers

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

VICE-PRESIDENT
Kirk Lindahl
Palm Terrace Healthcare & Rehab
Laguna Hills
(949) 587-9000

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

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL CHAIR
Ashley Neff
HARBRO Emergency & Restoration
Signal Hill
(949) 375-3102

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

PUBLIC ADVOCACY CHAIR
Elida Agatep-Ferrer
Assistant Administrator
Healthcare Center of Orange County

LEGISLATIVE CHAIR
Open

Upcoming Events

Watch this space!


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


Meeting Agenda

3.5/2.4 Staffing Mandate presentation

Surviving Survey: Emergency Preparedness presentation


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

LNC AFL 15-23 

QASP QM Tips Sheet 

QASP Presentation to IOO Conference

SC17-34: New Guidance for Formatting Plans of Correction


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.