Avamere Leader Appointed to Nurse Advisory Council

The Avamere Family of Companies is pleased to announce and recognize a prestigious appointment awarded to one of its nurses.  
The American Assisted Living Nurses Association elected Melissa Bruce, BSN, RN-BC, C-AL, Vice President of Community-Based Care Clinical Services at Avamere Living, to its Advisory Council in January 2021.  
The council guides AALNA Board of Directors on new trends, technology, and educational needs in the assisted living industry. The association sought out Bruce in its search for industry leaders across the country.   
“There are so many reasons why I’m honored by this appointment,” Bruce stated. “First and foremost, my passion is for this setting. This appointment aligns with my drive to educate, mentor, and contribute amongst other industry leaders so that, across the nation, those in this setting are provided quality evidence-based care and that there is a continual pipeline of competent inspired nurses to care for them. Lastly, there is significance to board diversity, and I’m proud to be yet another qualified face of diversity representing the specialty.” 
This announcement is only one of the many notable achievements Bruce has attained in the last year. She also co-authored and published a peer-reviewed article on the importance of incontinence management as part of a COVID-19 infection control plan.  
Today, Bruce also serves on the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Clinical Practice Committee. In 2019 and 2020, she served on the Gerontological Nursing Standard Setting Panel led by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Among her rich achievements in healthcare, she was also named Nurse Leader of the Year by the Oregon Health Care Association in 2019.  
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About the Avamere Family of Companies  
Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more with a mission to enhance lives. Today, Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 300 locations across 20 states with over 8,800 employees. For more information, visit avamere.com.   
Avamere Family of Companies  
25115 SW Parkway Ave., Suite B  
Wilsonville, OR 97070  
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Source: Avamere Health Services