Thomas, WV – Cortland Acres is thrilled to announce Leslie Bonner RN, RAC-CT, as the new MDS Coordinator. Bonner completed online training and was certified through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) to become a Resident Assessment Coordinator – Certified.
Cortland’s’ MDS Coordinator position requires specific skillsets and certifications regarding clinical assessment and care planning, in addition to the successful completion of a series of ten individual exams required for certification. Bonner will focus on the residents’ optimal improvement assessed physical, mental, psycho-social well-being while reporting quality of care & reimbursement maximums.
“Cortland is a wonderful facility with a large and talented staff,” explains Bonner. “I believe the facility and growing campus of residential and medical services has a very bright future. I’m honored to become part of that future.”
A graduate of Davis and Elkins College School of Nursing, Bonner’s first RN position was on the Medical Surgery unit at Davis Medical Center. She later transferred to the Family Birthing Center at Davis Medical Center and worked as an OB/GYN nurse for ten years.
“I am excited to begin this new chapter in my nursing career. After helping bring new life into this world, it seems only fitting that I concentrate my efforts on those nearing the end of their journey.”
The medical acronym MDS stands for “minimum data set” and consists of a core set of screening, clinical, and functional status components, including common definitions and coding categories, which forms the foundation of a comprehensive assessment for all residents of nursing homes certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid. It’s a powerful tool used to drive better resident care and improve treatment outcomes.