The Foundation for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine supports the quality of life for persons in the PALTC spectrum through the development of clinical resources, recognizing and inspiring future and current practitioners, and demonstrating the value of a trained and engaged workforce. 

We’ve collected resources to help those working in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities during this time of crisis.
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2020 award winners

Medical Director of the Year Award
Dr. Fred Feinsod
William Dodd Founder's Award
Dr. Keith Rapp 
James Pattee Award
Dr. Robert Kaplan

feinsod headshot“I must remark on the leadership that Dr. Feinsod brings to all his work. He holds the lamp high for the long-term care community and certainly has challenged me to bring my best to any discussion for the improvement of care.” - Nominated by Anne Meier, Colorado State Long-Term Care Ombudsman


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“Dr. Rapp was one of the first AMDA leaders I met at my first AMDA meeting in San Diego many years ago. He was teaching one of the Core classes on leadership and management for nursing medical direction. I still remember some of the principles he taught, and they have helped me in my career.” - Nominated by Susan Levy, MD, CMD


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“Dr. Kaplan’s passion for medicine, for education, and for doing the RIGHT thing, at the RIGHT time will forever resonate with those he has touched in his career.” - Nominated by Bridget Blake, DNP. NP-C



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QI Award
Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD; Chitra Hamilton, MD; Mariah Robertson, MD
QIHO Award
Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, Roosevelt, NY

FutureCare NorthPoint; Baltimore, MD for the project Understanding Long Term Care Resident's Perceptions on Interdisciplinary Care Plan Meetings.






Dr. Howard Finger submitted his quality of life program MOLST PI Project/ Application of the Algorithm for the Unbefriended in Conjunction with the MOLST Form PI Initiative.






Nursing Facility Influenza Study Recruiting Now

Flu season can be particularly brutal for residents of nursing homes and other post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. That's why a team of nationally recognized LTC researchers from Brown University are collaborating with Insight Therapeutics to begin the second year of a large-scale, quality improvement study to evaluate the impact of the annual influenza vaccine choice on LTC facility residents' hospitalization risk.

If interested in participating, go to to answer a brief questionnaire to see if you qualify. Participating facilities will be allocated to receive one of two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended flu vaccines for adults at no cost. Participating facilities also will receive a free supply of the vaccine for staff. In addition, the Foundation for PALTC Medicine will receive a $100 donation for each facility that enrolls.

If you need any additional information, please contact Insight Therapeutics, LLC, at 757-625-6040 or

10500 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 210
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-992-3134