Medical Director/Physician Extender

The Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living (IHCA/INCAL) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Indiana Society for Post ­Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (IMDA). The collaboration will give IMDA members access to IHCA/INCAL’s telecommunications resources to enhance educational offerings andother membership benefits.  

  • The association and society share a common goal of promoting and advocating on behalf of the post­acute and long term careprofessions.
  • Physicians, nurse practitioners and other clinical professionals play a vital role in the success of skilled nursing and assisted living communities. 
  • Collaborative care efforts are proven to lead to improved patientoutcomes and a reduction in hospitalizations. They also lead togreater staff retention and cost saving efficiencies.

For more information on the benefits of this collaboration, please contact Liz Culp at or Lori Davenport at

IMDA Events

IMDA is planning an extended education event in Indianapolis on Saturday, May 6th from 10 AM-3 PM. Please mark your calendar and watch for the event flyer with more details. 

AMDA chapters in the Midwest are planning education events. Please consider attending. The Illinois and Missouri chapters are holding a bi-state conference on April 21-23 in St. Louis. Information can be found here:  The Ohio chapter is planning an event on Oct 13-15 in Columbus. Details will be available soon.

SMART Campaign
The SMART Campaign is a collaborative effort between local facilities, IMDA physicians, and pharmacists, aimed at improving care for residents by reducing unnecessary polypharmacy. There are currently 14 facilities participating throughout the state. If you would like more information on joining the project, please contact IMDA at

Wilcox/Stropes Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Provider of the Year Award
Dr. Dave Wilcox and Dr. Linda Stropes demonstrated outstanding dedication to the practice of post acute and long-term care medicine. In their honor, IMDA has created the Wilcox/Stropes Post-Acute
and Long-Term Care Provider of the Year Award. The Provider of the Year Award recognizes those individuals who demonstrate vision, passion, leadership, knowledge, and commitment to post-acute and long-term care medicine as envisioned and embodied by Dr. Wilcox and Dr. Stropes. The award is intended to advance the winner’s education and/or quality improvement projects for PA/LTC. The winner will receive paid registration to the next AMDA meeting. IMDA will begin taking online nominations for the 2017 Wilcox/Stropes Provider of the Year Award in January 2017. Click here for an application. 


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