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Mid Coast Senior Health Center Nurse Leader Graduates from Maine Health Care Association Nurse Leadership Institute

Nadine L. Grosso, MHCA Vice President, presents Shannon Dietz, RN, CPPS, CPHQ, with a 2018 Nurse Leadership Institute diploma.

The Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) announced in February that Shannon Dietz, RN, CPPS, CPHQ, of Mid Coast Senior Health Center recently graduated from the Association’s 2018 Nurse Leadership Institute. This eight-week course was created for nurse leaders looking to grow their leadership, communication and management skills, improve understanding of the long term care system, network with peers, and enhance the skills and competencies necessary to be successful.

Dietz joined the Mid Coast–Parkview Health system in 2017 as the Director of Nursing at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. She recently transitioned into the role of Director of Clinical Operations and Compliance, overseeing and monitoring quality improvement initiatives and ensuring compliance with federal regulations. Dietz earned her nursing degree at the University of New England and has worked as a Registered Nurse in skilled and long-term care throughout her career.

According to MHCA President and CEO Richard Erb, "Nurse leaders play a critical role in providing quality, consistency, and compassionate care to our state’s elderly and disabled citizens. According to a 2017 America’s Health Rankings report, Maine nursing home care was ranked number one in the country for quality. There is no doubt that we have inspirational nurse leaders like Shannon Dietz to thank for that distinction.”

Research has shown that leaders in our nation’s long-term care facilities have a powerful, vital, and decisive role in creating a quality culture for employees and residents. Recognizing this link, MHCA created this opportunity for long-term care nurses to promote quality of care through the cultivation of good leaders within the profession. Since the inception of the program in 2008, MHCA has graduated 114 nurses from the Institute.