Lisa Thomson Receives Prestigious Award From NADONA/LTC

ATLANTA, June 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting service, interim management and education company, is proud to announce Lisa Thomson, chief marketing and strategy officer, was awarded the 2015 Honorary Life Membership Award by the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA/LTC), at their Annual Awards Banquet, during their 28th Annual Conference. Honorary Life Membership is the highest award that the NADONA/LTC Board of Trustees can bestow upon an individual for notable service to the association and long-term care.

NADONA/LTC has been the leading advocate and educational organization for Nurse Administrators, Nurse Executives, nurse managers and nurse decision makers in long-term care since 1986. "Being named as an Honorary Life Member is the highest and most prestigious award NADONA/LTC gives," said NADONA/LTC Executive Director Sherrie Dornberger. "Lisa's practical, hands-on style, industry knowledge and expertise demonstrate leadership at its highest level."

Lisa has spoken for several years in a row to the NADONA/LTC conference attendees and numerous state NADONA/LTC conferences. She has assisted NADONA/LTC with serving as a mentor to its members and has conducted many webinars about leadership and many other topics many times at the request of the membership. Ms. Thomson is a true leader and has surely assisted in bringing long-term care into the focus of many national committees, summits and special projects. Ms. Thomson and Pathway Health's expert team played a integral role this week at NADONA/LTC's 28th Annual Conference, "Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders." by presenting, in conjunction with INTERACT Training, Education And Management Strategies, LLC. (I-TEAM), a two-day pre-conference session, "Take The Lead: Certified INTERACT Champion Program, and key presentations on the impact of the regulatory environment, ICD-10 transition and clinical leadership success.

The entire Pathway Health team applauds NADONA/LTC for supporting and advancing nurse leadership within long-term care," stated Deborah L. Schuna, chief executive officer and founder of Pathway Health. "I am thrilled that Lisa has been recognized for her efforts and how this prestigious honor recognizes our overall commitment to supporting excellence in post-acute care."

Ms. Thomson's post-acute experience spans more than 25 years. Since joining Pathway Health in 2001, she has worked closely with post-acute providers and professional associations to identify health care trends, regulatory changes and challenges affecting providers. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and expert post-acute thought leader.


NADONA/LTC has been the leading advocate and educational organization for Nurse Administrators, Nurse Executives, nurse managers and nurse decision makers in long-term care since 1986. With over 38 state chapters, it continues to be the premium nursing specialty organization, representing nurses working in the long-term care continuum. NADONA/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; webinars; scholarships; Certification exams for the: Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Assisted Living Nurse and Certified Geriatric Diabetic Nurse; a mentoring program, a Nurse Administrator Field Guide, an LPN Field Guide, an Academy of Fellows for certified nurses, a DON review for the Certification exam, a monthly e-newsletter, in cooperation with the NCCDP NADONA also offers a Certified Dementia Practitioner program (CDP) and a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainers (CADDCT) and a quarterly journal, 'The Director,' along with our Facebook page, LinkedIn group, website and Nurses Lounge. NADONA/LTC reaches more than 20,000 nurses quarterly through social media, who are employed in the long-term care continuum. At the end of June 2015 NADONA will have their newest Certification exam available for Infection Prevention, for all professionals in the long term and post-acute care, and those who are not in long-term care, but are interesting in becoming certified in Infection Prevention. For more information about NADONA/LTC and or their Nurse Administrator of the year awards, please contact their offices at: 800-222-0539, or visit our website at or email Sherrie Dornberger NADONA's Executive Director at:

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