Congratulations to Rhonda Luther of Imboden Creek on this great honor!
Rhonda Luther Chosen as a Future Long Term and Post-Acute Care Leader
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) announced today that Rhonda Luther, COO of Imboden Creek Health Services in Decatur, IL has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care. Luther will join the Association’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for long term and post-acute care professionals.
“AHCA/NCAL is dedicated to offering skilled nursing professionals who are providing high quality care the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills,” said Mark Parkinson, President & CEO of AHCA/NCAL. We look forward to seeing Rhonda Luther, and the entire Future Leaders class, apply these newly-acquired skills to improve the well-being of individuals within long term and post-acute care.”
“Rhonda is truly dedicated to the long term care profession. She continues to prove herself as a leader and is a real asset to our association,” stated IHCA Executive Director David Voepel. “We are thrilled for her as she embarks on this new opportunity and couldn’t be more proud of her.”
Rhonda Luther has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Services from Eastern Illinois University and Master’s Degree in Gerontology from U of I Springfield. Prior to entering the long term care profession, she worked as an Elder Abuse Investigator and a discharge planner. She joined Imboden Creek Health Services in 1994 as administrator and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2004. Ms. Luther is an active member of IHCA. She has served on several of the associations committees and has been a member of the IHCA Board of Directors since 2010.
Since 2004, AHCA/NCAL has hosted long term and post-acute care professionals in the Future Leaders program. Selected participants both demonstrate leadership potential, and represent the interests of both state and national long term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off with a two-day symposium, “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America,” held each year in Washington, D.C. This year’s symposium will take place June 11-13, 2014.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, post-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.
The Illinois Health Care Association is a non-profit organization comprised of nearly 400 licensed and certified long term care facilities and programs throughout the state. Its members are comprised of proprietary and non-proprietary facilities which represent skilled, intermediate, developmentally disabled, skilled pediatric, assisted living and sheltered levels of care. IHCA seeks to promote the highest standard of services in facilities and programs for the elderly and physically and mentally challenged.