Saturday, August 1, 2015

Patricia Cummings, Administrator, The Edgewood Centre

Today’s interview is with Tricia Cummings, the Administrator of The Edgewood Centre, a 150 bed family owned nursing home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tricia received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Health Management and Policy here at UNH. Tricia’s career story shows how early job experiences often generate skills that become critical later in one’s career, and that working hard every step of the way has its payoffs. In this podcast we talk about the road Tricia took to find her true passion – taking care of older adults. We also discuss how someone becomes a licensed nursing home administrator, the services offered by long term care facilities, the challenges and opportunities facing long term care today, and conclude with a discussion of opportunities for the early careerist who might be interested in pursuing a career in long term care.


Links to the Podcast:
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/healthleaderforge/episodes/Patricia-Cummings--Administrator-of-The-Edgewood-Centre-Unabridged-egra90
Stitcher: https://listen.stitcher.com/yvap/?af_dp=stitcher://episode/39991564&af_web_dp=https://www.stitcher.com/episode/39991564
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/patricia-cummings-administrator-of-the-edgewood/id981989377?i=1000348507636

The following times apply to the unabridged version of the podcast:

Time                               Topic
0:01:43
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0:07:52
background and education
0:07:52
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0:18:11
early career
0:18:11
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0:29:17
Edgewood Centre
0:29:17
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0:34:44
becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
0:34:44
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0:57:48
Edgewood Structure and Services
0:57:48
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1:11:33
Challenges of payment and Medicare/Medicaid
1:11:33
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1:16:12
Thoughts on leadership and Culture
1:16:12
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1:20:27
Thoughts on mentorship and growth
1:20:27
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1:25:10
advice to early careerists



Links to Topics Discussed:

Department of Health Management and Policy

Harvard Pilgrim

MedBill

The Edgewood Centre

Tricia mentions previous guest, Kevin Callahan, CEO of Exeter Health Resources

New Hampshire Board of Nursing - Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

New Hampshire Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators

NHA Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

Medicare - Long term care coverage

NH DHHS Medicaid Medical Eligibility Determination for Long Term Care










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