Get to know us
AHI of Indiana, Inc. (AHI) is a privately held independent corporation, with an advisory board of national experts, that offers licensing of the Hendrich Fall Program, which includes the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model®, Hendrich Care Plans©, Hendrich Patient Education©, Hendrich Cloud-Based Education©, and the comprehensive Hendrich Resource Center©.
The personal journey that led to this work began with the loss of a family member from an injurious hospital fall and hip fracture–a preventable death. Losing a family member from preventable harm left an imprint on Ann L. Hendrich, PhD, RN, F.A.A.N,, a recognized researcher and national expert in safety and quality. Dr. Hendrich served as the Principal Investigator of multiple clinical studies that led to the development of the Hendrich Model, now widely utilized in the U.S. and globally. Multiple replication studies continue to confirm its validity and reliability. The Hendrich Model is helping providers and nurses prevent thousands of falls by proactively assessing fall risk factors to build a person-centered care plan that promotes health and safety.
Our Mission is to provide the Hendrich Fall Program in support of health care systems and payers* who wish to predict fall risk, prevent harm, support nurses in safe practices, and preserve what matters most to the person and their independence whenever possible.
*acute-care hospitals, ambulatory care centers, clinics, population health members, and assisted/senior living communities
Our goals are to provide:
1) The Hendrich Fall Program to the health care industry for integration into the health record and person-centered care models,
2) Our partners and providers with unlimited access to timely, comprehensive, innovative and efficient continuing education for care team members who utilize the model, and
3) The evidence-based risk factors that will allow providers and payers to “do the right thing” by preventing, whenever possible, an injurious fall event and corresponding loss of human dignity and life, and unnecessary health care cost.
Our Vision is to contribute to national efforts aimed at preserving independence, longevity, and quality of life in older adults. We will do this by partnering with health care entities who utilize the Hendrich Model to promote knowledge of the model as an effective screening tool that will help reduce preventable injuries and preserve quality of life.
Meet our team
The Hendrich team consists of nationally recognized leaders in nursing, care of the older adult, healthy aging, organizational change and communication, team-based care, quality and safety, research, analytics, claim management, and injurious fall prevention.
Each is highly motivated by a passion for helping improve care of the older adult. Our expertise in these areas allows us to best support our clients, partners, and the communities we serve. For any questions regarding the Hendrich Fall Program, website, or resources, please contact us.
PhD, RN, F.A.A.N.
Ann has more than 30 years of experience in large, complex health care systems as an expert in nursing, health services research, quality and safety. She is also a prominent researcher of a variety of health services topics and the nursing work environment. She is widely published in professional journals and texts as well as serving as a grant reviewer for major federal and private agencies. Ann has received multiple awards and recognitions, including being named one of the top 25 women leaders in health care by Modern Healthcare, a Nurse Leader to Watch by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and a top 50 national patient safety expert by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Dwana oversees customer support, licensure, the voice of the customer, and educational offerings for the Hendrich Fall Program. She coordinates implementation and onboarding of the Hendrich program as well as supports licensed users with access to resources, tools, and technical operations. Throughout her career, Dwana has held roles in industry operations involving regional oversight and management, implementation of operating processes, and career development.
BSN, MSN, MBA
Angie has a broad knowledge base in nursing practice and patient care delivery, quality and safety, and performance improvement and has held roles within various and diverse health care organizations, schools of nursing, and professional organizations.
Her clinical experience spans performance improvement to administrative positions in various community and academic medical centers, including clinical nursing specialist in adult neurology and neurosurgical nursing, and leadership roles from nurse manager to director to vice president and chief nursing officer in complex health care organizations.
Angie has also held adjunct faculty positions in schools of nursing and has served on a variety of community and university advisory boards.
Wendy is an experienced professional with a diverse background in corporate management, health care project management, consulting, and sales. She has served as the national project coordinator for a multisite clinical research study and a large Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services patient safety grant, and co-authored “A proclamation for change: Transforming the hospital patient care environment” with Hendrich (Journal of Nursing Administration 39, No.6, 2009).
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has served as president of a large not-for-profit board and is a certified facilitator for True Colors™.
Personal interests include a variety of volunteer work and outdoor activities with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ryker.
Hendrich advisers & subject matter experts
Our best-in-class experts advise our team in everything from progressive thought leadership, to new resources, to the latest validated studies within their respective fields, always ensuring the Hendrich Fall Program offers the very latest educational materials to support you and your providers and associates. In addition, we feature national authors and additional content experts in variety of topics.
Kevin W. O’Neil
MD, FACP, CMD
Area of Care
Dr. Kevin O’Neil is the Chief Medical Officer for ALG Senior. Dr. O’Neil graduated from Boston College magna cum laude and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is certified by the America Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. O’Neil is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Certified Medical Director (CMD) of the America Medical Directors Association.
MHA, MSN, RN-BC
Area of Care
Brenda holds a master’s in healthcare administration. Her practice includes senior assessment centers and pulmonary medicine, as well as serving as an expert witness on falls and a frequent speaker and coordinator for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE). Her expert knowledge in the care of the older adult and nursing leadership roles makes her an ideal adviser to curriculum, implementation, and program initiatives. She is a frequently sought-after speaker and subject matter expert in geriatrics.
Area of Care
As a registered nurse, Amy’s career includes a wide array of roles within Indiana University (IU) Health. She’s responsible for managing comprehensive and complicated throughput and staffing, patient-focused care of medical and surgical patients across the life spectrum, and managing staff, patient/family and system conflicts via proven service recovery strategies. Additionally, Amy co-wrote the first draft of the Magnet Recognition Program application of the American Nurses Credentialing Center of IU Health North Hospital.
She participated as a nursing consultant in the two-year, 2003 validation study used to develop the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model®. She was responsible for writing, developing, and producing evidence-based nursing education print and multimedia productions focused on inpatient fall prevention. Amy is the author of five books, including 40 Days of Hope for Healthcare Heroes.
Contact us today!
Our team members are highly motivated by a passion for helping improve care of the older adult. Our expertise in these areas allows us to best support our clients, partners, and the communities we serve. For any questions regarding the Hendrich Fall Program, website, or resources, please contact us via the link below or give us a call.