Learning, Inspiring, Sharing
Workforce - What Works!
Recorded On: 05/09/2019
Workforce is consistently noted as one of the top challenges that providers face. This course contains a series of short webinars where providers share solutions that have helped them combat some of the top workforce challenges - from recruitment to staff engagement.
Additional webinars will be posted throughout the year, so check back for more!
RN, SDC/QAPI of Maine Veterans’ Homes-Machias, Maine
For the past 24 years, I have worked in various settings as a Registered Nurse; I love the diversity that this profession offers! Just over 4 years ago, I arrived at MVH-Machias, as the QAPI and Staff Development Coordinator. In my previous job, I had visited the facility many times and I love to tell people that there is a reason I work where I do now. MVH-Machias is one of the best assisted living facilities in Maine, and now one of the best in the country, as evidenced by winning the prestigious AHCA/NCAL GOLD Quality Award in 2018. Being part of the quality award journey was a difficult but exciting experience, one of great learning and transformation.
I have lived most of my life in a tiny community in rural Maine with my husband, sons and their families. I love my role as an RN but the role of ‘Nana’ to my 4 grandchildren is my favorite.
President, Compass Total Benefit Solutions
Holly Jarek, DSc, N.H.A
Chair of ID/DD Committee, Vice President and Nursing Home Administrator for Seven Hills Pediatric Center, a pediatric skilled nursing community.
Ms. Jarek is a graduate of the School of Nursing at Boston University with BS and MS in Child Health Nursing and holds a Doctorate from the University of Alabama in Health Services Administration. She has over forty years experience working with medically fragile children and young adults. Her doctoral work explored the administrative challenges facing pediatric long-term care administrators.
Ms. Jarek's experience includes a decade of working with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in a variety of leadership and educational roles. She was also a full time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Nursing School during this time, specializing in pediatrics and technology-based care.
She followed with ten years in the private sector, establishing home care programs for medically fragile children throughout the United States and Canada as a National Program Manager with Olsten Health Services, before returning to the non-for-profit arena with Franciscan Children's Hospital.She currently serves as Vice President of Seven Hills Foundation and Administrator at Seven Hills Pediatric Centers in Groton and Hopedale, Massachusetts.
Ms. Jarek is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Nursing Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Team which is a program that assists nurses to return to practice. She is also a board member of the Pediatric Complex Care Organization.