May 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Stacie Fredenburg
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Participation Instructions:

Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start.

  1. https://qualitynet.webex.com
  2. Locate the event, click “Join
  3. Enter your name and email
  4. Enter the password: QAPI(If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes.)
  5. Call: 1-888-896-0862; Access code: 46719222
Overview and Purpose:

Deb Fournier, chief operations officer for Maine Veterans’ Homes, will share her expertise and passion for improving the lives of nursing home residents by engaging staff in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process.  This webinar will identify strategies for building leadership commitment, present methods for developing a quality improvement foundation and describe the structure for accountability.


Featured Presenter:

Deb Fournier, RN-BC, MSB, CPHQ, NHA

Deb Fournier is the chief operations officer for Maine Veterans’ Homes, an independent nonprofit organization providing long-term care services to Veterans and their families.  Within her executive role she provides operational oversight of five multi-level skilled nursing facilities, one residential care facility, and the clinical information systems, quality and compliance programs.

A Certified Professional in Health Care Quality (CPHQ), Fournier currently serves on the American Health Care Association’s quality improvement committee and not-for-profit council.  Deb is a former board member and past chair of the Maine Health Care Association Board of Directors.  She is a passionate champion for improving the lives of nursing home residents and is recognized by her peers as a transformative leader.  She resides in Buxton, Maine, with her husband of 33 years, her daughter, and two grandchildren that are the light of her life.

Target Audience:

This presentation is directed to long-term care healthcare professionals.


As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify strategies for building  leadership commitment for staff participation in QAPI
  2. Develop a plan to lay the foundation for QAPI and active engagement of your team
  3. Describe structural elements of QAPI and strategies for building accountability


Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.