May 12th and 13th
Several of us from work went to a two day conference in Albany for the annual Case Management Coalition Conference. It was a great opportunity for me.
#1. I am new to the field of Case Management, so this really was an amazing learning experience,
#2. There is so much going on for NY State around case management, As NY makes attempts to cut funding for medicaid dollars the role of the case manager is becoming vital in the future of health care, There are so many changes coming up...that being in the conference offered an opportunity to get a jump on what that future might look like.
#3. Hello....mini vacation duh!!! And the hotel was amazing....
I took this from the about section of the internet.....
"First time guests of The Desmond often comment upon the unique design of the hotel and its “colonial theme”. Much of the architecture throughout the property was designed by John K. Desmond, Jr. himself, who as a native Philadelphian had a passion for the early colonial style of that city. The interior of the hotel was therefore modeled after a unique village square; complete with mock storefronts, brick pathways, fountains and balconies.
I paired up with my co-worker Stacey. (She is also on my team and a GREAT lady.) We were in room 266.
Some of the halls are dorn with art work that is incredible. Even the light fixtures in the rooms are charming.
Later was a nice lunch and break out for additional mini classes.
A new day started with breakfast on in the courtyard a few more break out training and lunch at The Cheese Cake Factory.