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The guest in this episode of The Health Leader Forge is Tricia Cummings, the Administrator of The Edgewood Centre, a 150 bed family owned nursing home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tricia received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Health Management and Policy here at UNH. Tricia’s career story shows how early job experiences often generate skills that become critical later in one’s career, and that working hard every step of the way has its payoffs.

In this podcast they talk about the road Tricia took to find her true passion – taking care of older adults. They also discuss how someone becomes a licensed nursing home administrator, the services offered by long term care facilities, the challenges and opportunities facing long term care today, and conclude with a discussion of opportunities for the early careerist who might be interested in pursuing a career in long term care.

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The Health Leader Forge


Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).

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