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Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, announced today that the company will provide membership in The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care, Inc. (NADONA/LTC) to all the Directors of Nursing in each of its more than 500 skilled nursing centers nationwide.

NADONA/LTC is the largest organization in the country representing nurses who work in the long term care setting.  As members of NADONA/LTC, Directors of Nursing at Genesis HealthCare will now have access to: four separate Nurse Leader certifications, a DON/ADON Field Guide, an annual journal subscription valued at $300, a monthly e-newsletter, an annual conference, and access to a member hotline to provide assistance with policies and procedures for DONs managing an inspection process.

“We know that our most valuable resource is our dedicated employees,” states JoAnne Reifsnyder, Genesis Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.  “The Directors of Nursing at our skilled nursing centers have an enormous amount of responsibility to lead our nursing staff in providing exceptional care to our patients and residents.  Providing NADONA/LTC membership is just one way that Genesis can acknowledge the achievement of our nurses and also provide them with free access to expert professional development resources.”

“NADONA/LTC is thrilled to have the Genesis Directors of Nurses as part of our Nurse Leader membership,” states Sherrie Dornberger, NADONA/LTC Executive Director. “Now more than ever, nurse leaders in long term and post-acute care need the support of their companies. By providing NADONA membership to their nurse leaders, Genesis has demonstrated that they have their company’s unwavering support!” By utilizing the resources and certifications which are some of the many benefits NADONA provides, it will enable Genesis nurse leaders to grow and flourish. “NADONA understands all that nurse leaders go through in one day; we want to assure they succeed while providing the best quality of care possible to those under their leadership and care,” says Dornberger.

NADONA/LTC has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and nurses in long-term care since 1986.  With 30 state chapters, it continues to be the largest organization representing nurses working in long-term care settings.  NADONA/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; scholarships; Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse and Assisted Living certification programs; a mentoring program; and a quarterly journal, The Director.  Through its publications and programs, NADONA/LTC reaches approximately 20,000 nurses who are employed in long-term care.  

For more information regarding NADONA/LTC, please contact their offices at 800-222-0539 or visit their website at

Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.

About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 500 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 34 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,600 locations in 46 states and the District of Columbia.  References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at