Lucinda Campbell, director of nursing for Payson Care Center, has been certified through the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care.
"It affords me the opportunity to get together with other directors of nursing from around the state to improve long-term care," Campbell said. "I'm proud to represent Payson in this group."
The online certification is part of a two-year membership to NADONA/LTC paid for by Life Care Centers of America.
With 27 years of nursing experience, three working in long-term care, the NADONA/LTC certification further distinguishes Campbell.
Additionally, Campbell is community-oriented. She is a committee member of the Arizona Health Care Association, secretary of the Rim Country Hospice Foundation Board and the current president of the Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country.
"Lucinda's accomplishment demonstrates our continued efforts to provide the highest level of care to our residents," said James Gann, executive director of the facility. "It is one more achievement to help Payson Care Center remain the provider of choice in our community."
NADONA/LTC is the only professional nonprofit association specifically serving directors of nursing and nursing managers in long-term care. Chartered in 1986 in St. Louis, Mo., NADONA is composed of 5,500 members and 32 state chapters in the United States and Canada. Since its inception, NADONA/ LTC has worked to establish standards of practice for directors of nursing in long-term care, and to enhance professional esteem for its members and quality of life for the residents in long-term care facilities.
Life Care is the first corporation to fully sponsor all of its directors of nursing CDONA certification through NADONA/ LTC's state-of-the-art Online University. All directors of nursing at Life Care Centers of America will become certified via www.nadonauniversity.org, the first online certification program in long-term care.
Payson Care Center, located at 107 East Lone Pine Dr., is operated by Life Care Centers of America.
Founded in 1976, Life Care is one of the largest health care management companies in the nation. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., Life Care operates more than 260 nursing, subacute, assisted living, retirement, home health, rehabilitation and Alzheimer's centers in 28 states.