New hire for online faculty in long-term care administration degree

Philip DuBois of Oxford, Maine, recently joined the faculty at Saint Joseph's College of Maine as an instructor in the online Long-Term Care Administration bachelor's degree program.

A long-term care consultant and former nursing home administrator of Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris, Maine, he holds a master's degree in health care administration from California College for Health Sciences. He also holds a bachelor's degree in theology and Christian music ministries from Berkshire Christian College and is a licensed minister involved with music and foster/adoptive ministry.

DuBois is past president of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators and is a member of the 2008 class of the American Health Care Association's "Future Leaders in Long Term Care" fellowship. He has successfully led two facilities through four OSHA inspections that recognized his facilities with exemplary workplace safety programs. In 2005, Advance for Providers of Post-Acute Care Magazine recognized his facility as the Best Long Term Care Team in America. In 2009, his facility received AHCA's Step 1 Quality Award.

In 2007, DuBois was involved in a car accident in which he and family members were seriously injured. As a result, he spent 2 ½ months as a resident at the nursing care facility where he was the administrator. He has used that life-changing experience to speak to long-term care professionals nationally regarding lessons he learned, the perspective he gained, and the impact the experience made on his administrative style.

December 6, 2011
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu