St. Louis, January 20, 2011
Signature Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce
the presentation of $5,000 to the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The award will
fund a workshop for individuals, families and professionals to share information
about future demand and trends for long-term care and how the Affordable Care Act
will impact such services and funding. Funds are designated for staff time, room
cost, invitations and programs and speaker honoraria.
According to Herman Noah, member of the Signature Healthcare Foundation Board, "The
Foundation is pleased to be able to support the efforts of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
Program. It gives us great pleasure to support this fine organization." Nonprofit
organizations attending the Foundation's Annual Health Policy are eligible to receive
grants as a result of the event. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is receiving
this grant from the October 2010 Forum.
The Signature Healthcare Foundation was formed in 2002 by Signature Health Services,
Inc with a vision to "be a recognized leader in the local and national health care
dialogue and spearhead physician leadership in improvements and efficiencies in
the health care delivery system." The mission of the Foundation is to "utilize physician
leadership to improve the quality, efficiency and affordability of health care in
the St. Louis area and nationally."
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is part of a nationwide effort which began in 1971
in response to public concern over abuse and neglect in nursing homes. The program
protects the rights of residents who reside in long-term care facilities and is
the state's most comprehensive resource in providing counseling and support to individuals
and families on long-term care needs.