Using a forward-looking approach to how long-term care leaders are educated, trained and licensed, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) recently instituted a new qualification standard for Health Services Executives (HSEs). And Lancaster Rehabilitation Center’s Administrator Amy Fish was Nebraska’s first licensed nursing home administrator to achieve the distinction.
“As a member of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Board of Nursing Home Administrators, I felt it was important to support the NAB’s mission in creating a credential that allows administrators to practice along the continuum of health services with increased portability of their license,” said Fish, who received the designation in January.
The HSE qualification involves a professional practice analysis that examines both common and specialized tasks — as measured by education, experience and examination — ensuring the applicant meets or exceeds the current requirements of licensure for nursing home, assisted living, and home- and community-based service administrators in the majority of jurisdictions.
Through its HSE qualification, the NAB, a national authority on licensing executives in long-term care, is committed to maintaining professional image, practice standards and licensure portability; meeting the needs of employers and regulators; and supporting regulatory boards and agencies in their role of public protection. It’s a mission that Fish fully supports.
Amy Fish joined the Lancaster Rehabilitation Center team in July 2014. She has worked as a health care Administrator since October 1988. Fish is an active member of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Board of Nursing Home Administration, Northview Lincoln Business Association and the Nebraska Health Care Association. She also is a licensed Preceptor for the State of Nebraska, and active on the NAB. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from the University of South Dakota, and her master’s degree in health care administration from Bellevue University.