​Welcome to ProviderTV, the video extension of Provider magazine. Here you will find interviews with thought leaders and other events. Our inaugural videos are from Provider’s LED Talks, which are both provocative and inspirational.


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  • Van Moore, Westcare Healthcare Management

    ​Van Moore says Medicaid should return to what it was created for: supporting the elderly and disabled.

  • Dan Holdhusen, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    ​Dan Holdhusen, director of government relations at Good Sam, recounts his reason for visiting D.C.: to advocate for residents who are on Medicaid and need funding for nursing care.

  • Norman Estes, NHS Management

    ​Norm Estes describes how personal relationships with lawmakers can impact their decisions.

  • Van Moore, Senior Vice President, Westcare Healthcare Management

    Van Moore is passionate about a provider agreement to care for veterans.

  • Phil Fogg, President & CEO, Marquis Companies

    ​Phil Fogg says the new personnel at CMS allow for more dialog on regulatory issues.

  • Barbara Gage, PhD, Research Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Services

    ​Professor Barbara Gage talks about how the IMPACT Act will facilitate comparability between patients and conditions.

  • Len Russ, Owner/Administrator, Bayberry Care Center

    ​Len Russ of Bayberry Care Center says patient transitions to and from all destinations are becoming more and more the responsibility of care centers.

  • Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, Chief Medical Officer, Signature Health Care

    Signature Health Care’s Arif Nazir talks about the role of the medical director as team leader.

  • Sonja Quale, PharmD, Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, PharMerica

    ​PharMerica’s Sonja Quale talks about the importance of CMS’ core  elements in the new regulations for antibiotics.

  • Conference Rocks!

    ​Provider’s Washington, D.C., Leadership Series, sponsored by PharMerica this summer, brought together health leaders, lawmakers, and providers.

  • Greg Elliot receives Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award

    ​Congratulations to Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award Recipient Greg Elliot of Charleston, WV

  • Shauna Kapsner, Partners Senior Living Options

    ​Shauna Kapsner, director of operations at Partners Senior Living Options, talks about bringing humor to her organization.

  • Howie Groff, President, Tealwood Senior Living

    ​Howie Groff talks about today's climates for skilled nursing and assisted living.

  • Sarah Schumann, Vice President of Operations, Brookside Inn

    ​Sarah Schumann says stories about residents help lawmakers understand the personal impact of regs.

  • Norman Estes, NHS Management

    Norm Estes describes providers’ role in explaining the challenges they face to lawmakers.

  • Neil Pruitt Jr., PruittHealth

    ​Neil Pruitt Jr. talks about civil monetary payments and the latest payment model during D.C. trip.

  • Holly Jarek, Seven Hills Foundation

    ​Holly Jarek explains why it is important for members to stay in contact with representatives regarding funding.

  • PointClickCare, LED Talks Sponsor

    Travis Palmquist, PointClickCare, LED Talks Sponsor


    Travis Palmquist
  • Medtronic, LED Talks Sponsor

    Chris Arapoff, Medtronic, LED Talks Sponsor

    Chris Arapoff
  • Entrepreneur in Residence

    Andrew Smith shares stories from Brookdale Senior Living’s entrepreneur program, where innovators are invited to move into a community, living alongside residents who will then critique their products. 

    Andrew Smith, director of strategy and innovation, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Saying No to More: Medical Care at End of Life

    Many of Dr. David Gifford’s elderly patients have expressed a desire to maximize their quality of life, even if it increases the risk of harm or shortens their lives. While families and caregivers may object, he makes the case for when the best answer may be “no” to more medical care.

    David Gifford, MD, senior vice president, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA/NCAL
  • Never Burn a Bridge 

     Relationships really matter. The person we are upset with today may resurface tomorrow as a key decision maker who can improve or ruin our outcomes. Citing personal experience, Bob Siebel discusses helpful tools for interfacing with residents, families, government, and others who can impact your life.

    Bob Siebel, president of Carriage Healthcare Companies
  • Medline, LED Talks Sponsor

    ​Mike Tawater, Medline, LED Talks Sponsor

    Mike Tawater
  • Cara Silletto

    Millennials and their Impact on Employee Turnover 

    Cara Silletto, a millennial herself, shares a new perspective on the millennial mindset, how to keep them happy, and management strategies for reducing avoidable employee turnover.


    Cara Silletto, president and chief retention officer, Crescendo Strategies
  • Renee Naylor

    Renee Naylor, Westcare Healthcare Management

    Renee discusses why she is attending the ID/DD Fly-in, while ​visiting Washington, D.C.

  • Lester's Legacy: Finding The Artist Within

    ​Dr. Daniel Potts talks about a special individual who discovered his creative awakening and became an acclaimed watercolor artist while in the throes of dementia: his father, Lester Potts.

    Daniel Potts, MD, founder of Cognitive Dynamics
  • From Patient to Practitioner: A Personal Journey

    ​Jessica Sobul shares her incredible journey through pregnancy, cancer, and a MRSA infection which left her in a medically induced coma, bed bound, and a stage 3 pressure ulcer. She endured these immense challenges all while being a new mother.

    Jessica Sobul, rehabilitation director, FutureCare 
  • Anders Jensen at AHCA/NCAL Convention 2016

    Anders Jensen, Royal Danish Consulate General of New York, discusses his work with care providers and differences between Denmark and U.S. health care models.

  • Maureen Carland, Maine Veterans Home

    ​Maureen Carland, administrator at Maine Veterans Home, shares how they obtained the Gold Award.

  • Convention 2016 Rod Burkett

    ​Rod Burkett, CEO, Gardant Mgmt, discusses how to develop assisted living housing for all income levels.

  • Cindy Badeloo at AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

    ​Cindy shares how the CMS final rule will affect providers.

  • Michelle Wincell O'Leary, Touchstone Mental Health

    ​Michelle Wincell O'Leary, Touchstone Mental Health, discusses their model for residents living with mental illnesses.

  • Nanci Wilson, Plum Healthcare Group

    Nanci Wilson talks about the changes in allowable levels of therapy the new rules mandate and how Plum Healthcare Group follows patients post-discharge to make sure that they are following a path that will bring them to the best outcome possible.

  • Lina Dureza, Gold Recipient

    Gold Award recipient, Lina Dureza from Hughes Health and Rehab shares how her work affects her residents.

  • Judi Kulus and MDS Section GG Rules

    ​Judi Kulus, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination, shares the top 3 thing providers should keep in mind while implementing the MDS Section GG rules.

  • More from Lyn Bentley on Payroll-Based Journal

    ​Part 3: More from AHCA's Lyn Bentley on Payroll-Based Journal.

  • Lyn Bentley

    Lyn Bentley on Payroll Based Journal

    ​Part 2: Lyn Bentley answers questions on Payroll-Based Journal.

  • Lyn Bentley, Urvi Patel

    Lyn Bentley, Urvi Patel

    ​Part 1: Advice from AHCA on how to get started with CMS’ Payroll-Based Journal requirements, including how to register, where materials can be found, and where to go to for answers to questions.

  • William Biggs

    ​William Biggs talks about the unique challenges of caring for veterans emotionally and mentally damaged by war.

  • Kathleen Collins Pagels

    ​Kathleen Collins Pagels talks about the compelling reasons to lobby your lawmakers.

  • Patti Cullen, Care Providers of Minnesota

    Minnesota’s Patti Cullen looks for ways to manage a workforce shortage that will only deepen due to “sheer demographics.”​

  • Cindy Luxem, Kansas Health Care Association

    ​Cindy Luxem of Kansas is concerned about the new rules of participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs.

  • Martin Allen

    ​Martin Allen of HCR ManorCare says providers need to be aware that there is legislation in Congress that would add new pay-fors to the value-based purchasing pay-fors already in place.

  • Health Boddy

    ​Heath Boddy is working with state agencies to interest younger Nebraskans in health career paths.

  • Fred Benjamin, IGNITE

    Fred Benjamin talks about the fast pace of changes in reimbursement and insurance models and how that is impacting providers.

  • Greg Crist, IGNITE

    ​Greg Crist at IGNITE

  • IGNITE: Mark Welder

    Mark Welder discusses how new partners and players may dictate which levels of care a provider decides to concentrate on.

  • Paul Liistro, CEO, Arbors of Hop Brook

    Paul Liistro discusses reducing unnecessary rehospitalizations.

  • Joanne Erickson with Joceyln Montgomery

    ​Joanne Erickson with Joceyln Montgomery discuss emerging infectious diseases

  • Gregory Weishar

    Gregory Weishar, IGNITE

    ​Gregory Weishar, IGNITE

  • Picking Up The Pieces

    ​​Cindi Halkola, Activity Director for The Chelsea at Brookfield, had to hit rock bottom job-, health-, and home-wise before she discovered her calling: bringing residents with dementia into the mainstream of life at her assisted living community.

    Cindi Halkola
  • PointClickCare, LED Talks sponsor

    Travis Palmquist, PointClickCare


    Travis Palmquist
  • Whose Care Plan Is It, Anyway?

    Philip DuBois, Program Manager of Long Term Care Administration, Saint Joseph’s College, tells what he learned during a stay in his own facility and about the importance of giving residents ownership of their care plans.


    Phillip DuBois
  • abaqis, LED Talks sponsor

    Interview with Peter Kramer, abaqis

    Peter Kramer
  • The Other End Of The Call Light: A 24-Hour Resident Immersion

    Taylor Kollross, Executive Director Intern, Woodbury Senior Living, shares her experiences and the lessons she learned when she admitted herself to her own facility in the guise of a resident with mock impairments.

    Taylor Kollross
  • Medtronic, LED Talks sponsor

    Interview with Gable McHugh, Medtronic

    Gabe McHugh
  • Postcards From The Future: Next Generation Senior Care From Around The World

      Stephen Johnston, Co-Founder of Aging2.0, describes best practices from around the world and offers some takeaways for American caregivers.


    Stephen Johnston
  • abaqis, LED Talks sponsor

    Interview with Ellen Sandler Kuebrich, abaqis


    Ellen Sandler Kuebrich, abaqis
  • Who Cares If You Provide Dementia Training?

    Dayne Duvall, COO of the National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care, was inspired to advocate for higher skills for caregivers when he was called on to care for his own father, who developed Alzheimer’s.


    Dayne DuVall
  • Andrew Van Orstand

    Medtronic, Led Talks sponsor

    ​Interview with Andrew Van Orstand, Medtronic


    Andrew Van Orstand
  • Why I Do What I Do

    Jessica Patterson, CNA, Aspire Home Care, lost her Mom to Huntington’s disease last July. She talks about how her love for her mother inspires her love for the elders she cares for today.


    Jessica Patterson, CNA
  • James Michel, IGNITE 2015

    James Michel at IGNITE 2015

  • How do you visualize the future of long term care?

    ​Glenn Van Ekeren and Jack Vetter sit with Provider's Joanne Erickson.

  • Anthony Cirillo, with Joanne Erickson

    How the patient experience impacts patient safety.

  • Fred Benjamin On The Future Of Long Term Post-Acute Care

    ​​Provider's recent executive roundtable, sponsored by American HealthTech, covered the emerging reimbursement models skilled nursing providers are facing today. To read an overview of the event, including comments from executives on the panel, click here.

  • Mass Senior Care Foundation Turns 30

    ​Mark Parkinson, Alice Bonner, and Red Sox legend Luis Tiant were on hand to help the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation celebrate its 30th anniversary and raise $270,000 for the care of Massachusetts elders and adults with disabilities.

    Since 1985, the foundation has handed out more than $2.7 million in 1,500 scholarships to long term care workers, sending them to (or back to) school to continue their educations. Check out this inspirational video featuring four Foundation Scholars.

  • AHCA Board Chair Len Russ Encourages Member Comments On CMS Proposed Rules

    American Health Care Association Board Chair Len Russ bends ProviderTV’s ear on why members should submit comments to CMS regarding the proposed rule on Requirements of Participation for Skilled Nursing Facilities. The rule would revise the requirements that long term care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Len Russ
  • Giorgio talks Quality Initiative and data management.

    ​NCAL Chair Pat Giorgio sits down with ProviderTV during AHCA/NCAL's 2015 Congressional Briefing.

  • AHCA Board Chair Len Russ sits down exclusively with ProviderTV

    ​American Health Care Association Board Chair Len Russ speaks with Provider Senior Editor Bill Myers on the importance of responsibly using antibiotics and what transpired at Tuesday’s White House Antibiotic Stewardship Conference.

  • AHCA Expands Quality Initiative

    ​Mark Parkinson discusses AHCA's expansion of its Quality Initiative.

  • LED Talks sponsor

    ​Interview with Mike Tawater, Medline
  • Popcorn Stories: Sharing Promotes Caring

    ​Donna Adair, CNA, professional development coach at the National Association of Health Care Assistants, talks about how learning about one resident’s prominent life only after his death led her to make it a point to find out everything she could about her residents’ lives and interests by sharing and eliciting personal stories about each other’s lives.

    Donna Adair, CNA
  • Strategy, Innovation, And The Business Case For Change

    ​Scott Townsley, JD, principal of ThirdAge, a division of CliftonLarsonAllen, adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and former licensed nursing home administrator, offers insights on what providers need to change to hold strategic advantage in the marketplace.

    Scott Townsley, JD
  • Helping People Live, Not Just Exist, With Advanced Dementia

    ​Joyce Simard, MSW, an adjunct professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the College of Health and Science University of Western Australia, describes the phenomenal success of Namaste Care and how it helps individuals with advanced dementia.

    Joyce Simard, MSW
  • Intergenerational Activities, Montessori Principles, And Lifelong Learning

    ​Anna Fisher, PhD, director of quality and education at Hillcrest Health Services, describes how the Montessori concept improves the lives of those with dementia, their family members, and their caregivers.

    Anna Fisher, PhD
  • Everyone Has The Capacity To Lead

    ​Joe DeMattos, MBA, president and chief executive officer of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, offers his five Cs of effective leadership and what effective leaders do.

    Joe DeMattos, MBA
  • The Mouth: The First And The Last Frontier

    ​Susan I. Wranik, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist and president of Susan I. Wranik Associates, talks about the importance of knowing the difference between refusing to swallow and the inability to swallow in dysphagia care.

    Susan I. Wranik, MS, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Power: Who Has It, Who Doesn’t, And Why It Matters

    ​Anna Ortigara, an organizational change consultant for Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, explores how withheld power can be identified and brought forward, how valued resources can be available and plentiful, and how relationships become the basis of meaning and power within care settings

    Anna Ortigara
  • Care For The Person With Dementia: A Civil Rights Issue

    ​Teepa Snow is a leading educator on dementia and on care for persons living with dementia. Her extensive experience as a caregiver, occupational therapist, and intrepid solution seeker brings a unique approach to caring for those with dementia.

    Teepa Snow
  • Colorado ONC Challenge Grant Project

    ​Health information exchange (HIE) technology is improving patient care and helping long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers be more efficient and effective. In this video a patient and health care providers discuss the benefits they've seen since adopting HIE.

  • Provider Roundtable Interview: Ken Lund, Shea Family, El Cajon, Calif.

    "We can do something that's positive and stil remain viable" as we work with managed care in our states, says Lund. Managed care "makes sense for the country and for the patients," and as a result, nursing homes are now creating solutions that are innovative and better for the patient. For more information about Shea Family, go to

    Ken Lund
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