Franciscan Care Services (FCS) President/CEO Jerry Wordekemper submitted his resignation Friday, June 28, after eleven years of service.
“After an awful lot of deliberation, I have decided to post my letter of resignation. My ultimate day might be July 26th,” stated Wordekemper. “At this factor in my career, I look ahead to all the other opportunities that exist inside healthcare.”
Wordekemper joined FCS as Administrator of St. Joseph’s Retirement Community in 2008 and became later promoted to CEO within the spring of 2015. During his tenure, the sanatorium has passed through a rapid transformation with the addition of the patient tower and building of St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa.
“I am grateful for the possibility to paintings for this corporation for the past eleven years,” Wordekemper said. “There are many things I’ve discovered from my time at FCS, all of which I will take with me during my career.”
Scott McConnaha, President/CEO of Wisconsin-based Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc., is consulting with numerous stakeholders at FCS for the duration of the look for the period in-between CEO. Once a period in-between CEO is in the region, the system for finding a permanent CEO will begin and could involve Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc., the leadership of FCS, and the FCS Board.
“FCS is a great organization, and I will omit it,” Wordekemper concluded, “I look forward to starting new possibilities with my wife, Sara.”
The Care Industry is disillusioned in the Government’s latest white paper entitled “Caring for our destiny: reforming care and assist” because it fails to provide a long time care funding answer. The enterprise had hoped that the White Paper might endorse a central authority financed cap on the prices of care which all, however, the poorest aged human beings need to meet out of their very own resources.
The significant thrust of the Dilnot Commission’s record (which the authorities had itself commissioned) was that a conventional cap of £35,000 on care expenses would value the Exchequer most effective £1.7 Billion in a complete yr and could take away the concern and danger of massive liabilities for the man or woman and their family have to they need expensive take care of a long time. The Dilnot document argued that this would bring about blessings to each the community and the character: it’d be perceived as a extra only machine; it might inspire saving now not discourage it; it might expand the marketplace for coverage products to assist humans to fund their care. But the concept has been deferred to an indefinite future. So after that desire is dashed what is left?
The scope of the White paper is greater modest; some tweaking right here, a few tinkering there, some new low fee tasks for schooling and to inspire Local Authorities to enhance their online information offerings; some proposals to increase a voluntary valuable register of Quality measures (mediated by means of the DoH) to try to fill the distance left via the withdrawal of the Regulator’s star score carrier. The foremost subjects addressed within the White paper are summarised beneath, and this is accompanied by using a precis of every one of the chapters. It is instructive to read not least because it offers perception into the limits to the strength of Central Government to institute predominant Health and Social care reforms; Government relies upon and has to work with an entire host of Local NHS our bodies, Local Authorities, Quangoettes and voluntary bodies devoted to neighborhood session, participation, information accumulating and signal-posting to reap its strategy.