Susquehanna Health administrator appointed to state commission

Anne E. Holladay, certified nursing home administrator for Susquehanna Health’s Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, recently was named to the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission by Gov. Tom Corbett.

“I am honored to be selected by the governor,” said Holladay. “Planning for the future care of the vulnerable citizens of the commonwealth is very important, and it is imperative that we figure out how to provide the best care possible in the most cost-effective way to this population.”

The commission will develop four committees “focusing on areas such as prevention and health promotion, accessibility to care, provision and coordination of services, and quality outcomes and measurements,” she added.

The commission consists of 25 members that include consumers and their families, and representatives from area agencies on aging, the physical disabilities community, medical community, providers of long-term care, managed care organizations and members of the legislature.

The commission will develop recommendations focused on improving the current long-term care system, including identifying effective ways to provide a better coordinated approach to delivering services and support, and ensuring quality health care for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities.