LARRY SLATKY, NHCC SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE A. HOLLY PATTERSON EXTENDED CARE FACILITY, APPOINTED TO SERVE ON THE JOINT COMMISSIONíS LONG TERM CARE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE - Press Release › NuHealth - Nassau Health Care Corporation

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LARRY SLATKY, NHCC SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE A. HOLLY PATTERSON EXTENDED CARE FACILITY, APPOINTED TO SERVE ON THE JOINT COMMISSIONíS LONG TERM CARE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

December 15, 2008

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LARRY SLATKY, NHCC SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE A. HOLLY PATTERSON  EXTENDED CARE FACILITY, APPOINTED TO SERVE ON THE JOINT COMMISSIONíS LONG TERM CARE PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Seasoned long term care executive to provide expert advice and develop standards and elements of performance for the Joint Commission

East Meadow, NYÖ.Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the Nassau Health Care Corporation, announced that Larry Slatky, Senior Vice President for the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility had received notification of his appointment on the Joint Commissionís Long Term Care Professional and Technical Committee (PTAC).  Mr. Slatky will serve as the new representative for the American College of Health Care Administrators on the Joint Commission PTAC.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S.  Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as the symbol of quality that reflects an organizationís commitment to meeting certain performance standards.  The mission of the Joint Commission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health organizations.

Mr. Slatkyís appointment in the Long Term care PTAC is for an initial two years, with a maximum of six years to be served.  The Professional and Technical Advisory Committees (PTACs) are an integral part of the Joint Commissionís advisory structure.  By representing the views of a diverse group of professional associationís and other interests and by providing expert advice, PTAC representatives assist the Joint Commission in the development and refinement of standards and elements of performance.  The value of the PTACs stems from the diversity of perspectives and the discussion and debate that occurs at the PTAC meetings.  In the final analysis, PTAC representatives are expected to be proponents of their respective bodies of knowledge to The Joint Commission, and proponents of the Joint Commission to their constituents.

In accepting the appointment to PTAC, Mr. Slatky said:  ďI am delighted to be part of the continuum of long term care and being able to participate in developing and refining standards and elements of performance.Ē

A health care administrator specializing in nursing home and hospital operations, Larry Slatky was initially retained in 2001 to provide administrative consultation to the Vice-President of Long Term Care Operations at AHP.  He reviewed and evaluated staffing patterns, taught regulatory compliance, participated with the Certificate of Need process and architectural planning, conducted surveillance surveys throughout the facility and created a more efficient operation and that was financially beneficial to the budget.

In 2003, he was named Senior Vice President for the Nassau Health Care Corporation where he organized the day to day operation for A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, the nursing home that is part of the NHCC health system. He maintained compliant NYSDOH and Joint Commission surveys improved operational efficiencies creating a management run facility and created structure of commitment and quality to assure quality of life and care for the resident population, families and staff of A. Holly Patterson.

From 1989 until 2004, he served as administrator and owner of the Waterview Nursing Care Center in Flushing, New York where through the receivership process of New York State, he took over this 200 bed RHCF in 1986. He maintained the facility virtually deficiency free and he specialized in the care of young LTC residents with MS, ALS, MD, Head Trauma and Accident Victims.

 Mr. Slatky completed his education at the New York Institute of Technology in New York and Columbia University. He obtained his Nursing Home Administratorís License from both the New York State Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health in 1971 and 1972 respectively.

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