Event Details: 

HERO LTC RISE (2.0) invites you to REGISTER NOW for our Spring 2024 HERO Long-Term Care CE Conference: REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

Please register for the Spring 2024 HERO LTC RISE CE Conference now to secure your space!

  • Admission is FREE and open to all Long-Term Care Administrators, Nurses, Social Workers, and Physicians.
  • Up to 13 hours of education including IPC and EOP will be offered with additional activities and opportunities for those attending in person.
  • Limited complimentary overnight accommodations are available on a first come basis. (See registration for full details.*)
  • In-person and virtual attendance options are available.

The DEADLINE to register is April 5th.

The HERO LTC RISE Continuing Education Conference will be held at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center on May 14th & May 15th. Tuesday, May 14th 

  • 8:00AM Doors Open 
    • Lectures Begin at 8:45AM

Wednesday, May 15th 

  • 7:30AM Doors Open 
    • Lectures Begin at 8:30AM

Special Guest Speakers from: 

  • Long-Term Care Transformation Office
  • Health Care Coalition
  • Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)
  • Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition
  • Author of Building Authenticity
  • and more…

For facilities not actively participating with our HERO LTC Resiliency, Infrastructure, Support and Empowerment Team, we invite you to do so by contacting one of our QI Project Coordinators.

HERO LTC RISE QI Team Quality Improvement Project Coordinators:

We hope to see you there!

What is HERO?

HERO is a program established by LECOM Health as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health LTC Rise program (Long-Term Care Resiliency, Infrastructure Supports, and Empowerment).

In addition to supporting the COVID-19 outbreak response in long term care facilities (LTCF), HERO will enhance quality of care and the ability to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks, including COVID-19, in long term care facilities in Northwest Pennsylvania by:

  • Promoting professional development; increasing protective factors in resilience, wellness, and mental health; decreasing stress and risk of burnout among health professionals, and using the evidence-supported, rapid deployment of training, resources and supports to LTCF staff, teams, and leaders.


  • Supporting the journey to become age-friendly health systems by aligning infection prevention and control, and emergency preparedness efforts, with best practices.


  • Building a sustainable outbreak response operation using available resources in the community and region that can be activated when necessary to mitigate future infectious disease outbreaks.


  • HERO Counties Served: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren

Read more about LTC RISE 2.0 below:

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Contact HERO

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 814-451-1595