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Pathway Health Launches "Grow Your Own" MDS Coordinator Program

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White Bear Lake, MN, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting services, interim management and education company is proud to announce a new intensive MDS Coordinator training program, "Grow Your Own" MDS Coordinator Program. The program is designed to help providers meet the increased demand for MDS professionals by providing new and existing MDS Coordinators the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform within a long-term care facility and meet the continuously changing regulatory and reimbursement standards. The program also offers Basic MDS Intensive Training to train nurses who are new to Long Term Care.

"Currently, there is a national shortage of MDS Coordinators, and this shortage is only going to escalate over the next five years," commented Deborah L. Schuna, Chief Executive Officer for Pathway Health. "Our goal is not just to enhance the skills of those currently involved in the MDS 3.0 process, but also to help organizations plan for the future growth of the industry by cultivating their own MDS professionals."

THE MDS COORDINATOR FACTS:

· As our population grows in size and life expectancy, so too does the need for the most sought-after expert in long-term care.

· There are a limited number of MDS professionals across the U.S. to fill the need of this vital role for Long Term Care providers.

· By 2020 there will be a projected 26% increase in demand for MDS coordinators.

· Long Term Care providers need at least one MDS professional to manage regulatory requirements and ensure proper reimbursement.

The Pathway Health "Grow Your Own" MDS Coordinator program will give new clinicians and current MDS professionals the personal and professional growth to confidently operate in the ever-changing healthcare environment. The program also offers recruitment and placement services for short-term and permanent placement, helping facilities fill in the gaps with needed MDS professionals.

For more information about the Pathway Health "Grow Your Own" MDS program please visit, www.pathwayhealth.com/mds-grow-your-own or contact 877-777-5463.

About Pathway Health
Pathway Health is a professional management, consulting, interim management and education services organization, serving clients across the post-acute care continuum. Since 1997, Pathway Health has been keeping a pulse on industry clinical, regulatory, quality and reimbursement trends to keep clients on the path to success. With over 150 experienced professionals, we engage and employ leading clinical and operational experts to assist our clients in achieving the next level of performance. It is our people, their talents and their real-world post-acute experience that set Pathway Health apart. For more information, call 877-777-5463 or visit www.pathwayhealth.com.

CONTACT: Lisa A. Thomson Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Pathway Health lisa.thomson@pathwayhealth.com 651-407-8699

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