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PHI’s Ortigara Honored as “Leader of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living

May 6, 2014

PHI Organizational Change Consultant Anna Ortigara has been honored as one of the four winners of the 2014 “Leaders of Tomorrow” awards by Long-Term Living.

The awards program recognizes people who are “making an impact on tomorrow’s long-term care policies, trends, and quality initiatives,” wrote Long-Term Living Editor-in-Chief Pamela Tabar.

An accompanying profile of Ortigara, written by Long-Term Living Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers, outlines Ortigara’s contributions to the culture change movement and her advocacy of nursing home residents’ rights since beginning her career in long-term care in the early 1980s.

Ortigara joined PHI in January after spending six years at The Green House Project, where she worked closely with PHI to adapt the PHI Coaching ApproachSM to fit the Green House® model.

“I’ve come to really believe that using a coaching approach to leading change as the model or framework creates the capacity, the possibility of all the rest of the transformation for the organization,” Ortigara said in the Long-Term Living profile.

“You can build the most beautiful building, you can have the most wonderful dining, you can not wake people up in the morning, but at the end of the day, it’s really about these relationships, changing the organizational culture, and PHI is really supporting organizations to do that,” she continued.

The three other 2014 “Leaders of Tomorrow” recognized by Long-Term Living are:

  • Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, senior designer/project manager, SFCS, Philadelphia;
  • Beverley Laubert, MA, Ohio long-term care ombudsman and head of the Ohio Department of Aging Elder Rights Division and chair of the Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative; and
  • Bernadette Ledesma, MPH, LNHA, administrator at Pearl City Nursing Home, Pearl City, Hawaii.

— by Matthew Ozga

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