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Viki Manley Announcement

CDHS names Viki Manley as new Director of the Office of Long Term Care

Congratulations to Viki Manley; she has been named the new Director of the Office of Long Term Care (OLTC) for CDHS.
Viki has spent her entire career in public service, most recently leading the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Homes. Her leadership enabled the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home at Homelake to be accepted into the registry of the Eden Alternative, an organization championing the transformation of long-term care. The Eden Alternative supports person-directed values including choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.

Viki Manley
Under Viki’s leadership, the Colorado State VeteransNursing Home at Rifle received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for capital improvement. The Home was remodeled, the project enlarged the gym and added new rehabilitation equipment, increased the number of beds by six, built a solarium in the commons area, and landscaped the outside grounds.

In addition, Rifle received a C-Stat award for making substantial progress in reducing the presence of pressure ulcers, unexpected weight loss or gain, and the use of anti-psychotic medications for residents.

Viki will be responsible for the operations and service delivery of six divisions – Disability Determination Services; Adult Protection Services and the State Unit on Aging; Regional Centers (Pueblo, Grand Junction and Wheat Ridge); Vocational Rehabilitation; Veterans Nursing Homes (
Fitzsimons in Aurora, McCandless in Florence, Homelake in Monte Vista, Rifle, and Walsenburg); and Developmental Disabilities.

Her focus as OLTC Director will be ensuring that individuals throughout Colorado are able to successfully live and thrive in their own homes and communities whenever possible. In addition, she will oversee the transition of the Division for Developmental Disabilities from CDHS to HCPF, which is legislatively mandated to occur by March 2014.

Viki’s demonstrated commitment to caring for Colorado’s heroes and ensuring their successful transition to home whenever possible has produced remarkable results. CDHS is excited to have Viki join the Executive Management Team as we provide person-centered, individual-directed care throughout Colorado.

During the first few weeks in her new role, Viki will be connecting with community members, clients, advocates and stakeholders across the state to ensure the continuation of our collaborative working relationship with these groups.

Reggie Bicha   
Executive Director, CDHS


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