MANHA is a not-for-profit (501(c)6) organization which was founded in 1977. The founding principals of the organization were to:
a) Foster professionalism by the nursing home administrator
b) Offer educational programs and educational materials to nursing home administrators and employees of nursing homes and allied medical personnel
c) Promote the professionalism of long term care personnel thereby improving the quality of care in long term care institutions
d) Act as a catalyst for the improvement of health care and the quality of life, health and social welfare of the public
Today the organization continues to hold fast to the original founding intent but has demonstrated the ability to respond to the changing long term care environment through the use of annual review and modification of the organizations Strategic Action Plan. That changing environment demands that the administrator be mindful creative and responsive in a variety of areas ranging from complex regulatory enforcement procedures to negative public perception and finally to the complex issue of funding quality care in extremely tight budgets and in light of evolving consumer demands.
MANHA is distinctive because its target membership IS the nursing home administrator. The entire mission is the commitment to providing a professional organization of and for Long term care Administrators who are dedicated to providing a quality of care for the elderly and disabled of our state. We strive to be a strong, vital and knowledgeable resource for the long-term care administrators of the state. We are the administrators’ support network in a climate of high-turnover, high frustration and rapid changes. The organization has modified its original founding principal for education to include the provision of “Quality/Valuable” education. Additionally the organization attempts to promote issues of pertinence to its membership and to voice members concerns to all regulatory and political agencies. A voice in an ever changing industry, that often has not been heard or heeded. Beyond, promoting the professionalism of its members the organization has added the need to foster professionalism in its membership. Promote and foster that which is good about who we are and what we do as licensed nursing home administrators and as professionals dedicated to continually improving our product and services. Lastly, beyond acting as a catalyst for improvement of health care and the quality of life, the organization has recognized the need for the professional long term care administrator to advocate for quality of life for the residents in long term care facilities around the state. Who better to advocate for the clients we serve?