Workforce Shortage……Now What?

Recorded On: 02/20/2019

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The session will focus on practical strategies in the face of a workforce crisis.  Organizational recruitment and retention strategies will be highlighted. In addition, a regional approach for providers working together to effect change in their community will be described. 


Speakers: 

Cathy Gray, Administrator of Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

Cynthia Andrews R.N., M.S.N., D.N.S. Director of Nursing, Assistant Vice President of Seven Hills Pediatric Center

Cynthia Andrews R.N., M.S.N., D.N.S.

Director of Nursing, Assistant Vice President, Seven Hills Pediatric Center

Since January, 2004, Cindy has directed the nursing care for 83 children and young adults who have profound cognitive and physical disabilities along with complex medical needs at Seven Hills Pediatric Center (SHPC) in Groton, Massachusetts.  Her responsibilities include the management of over 140 staff consisting of Nursing Supervisors, RN’s, LPN’s, Infection Control Nurse, MDS Nurse, and C.N.A.’s. During Cindy’s tenure, SHPC has achieved ten consecutive years of deficiency free survey findings, and 5 Star ratings with CMS.

Cindy received her Associate Degree in Nursing from New Hampshire Technical Institute, and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State University, where she received the Grace Gumma Award with a GPA 4.0 and in recognition of outstanding clinical and academic excellence.  She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing Executive Leadership from Benedictine University with a GPA 4.0.

In 2005 Cindy received the Seven Hills Foundation Presidents Award for outstanding service to developmentally challenged individuals, professional duty, and the commitment to the ideals of Seven Hills Foundation. 

Cathy Gray

Administrator of Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

Cathy Gray has served as Administrator of Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities in Keene, New Hampshire for the past twenty-two years. A Physical Therapist by profession, Cathy transitioned from clinician to administrator while working at a children’s facility in Vermont. She has her Masters in Rehab Education and a Certificate in Healthcare Management. She serves as a Board Member for the Pediatric Complex Care Association and New Hampshire Health Care Association. She currently serves as a member of AHCA’s Developmental Disabilities Committee. Cathy has been Chair of the Monadnock Region Healthcare Workforce group since its inception in 2016.  

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