News Article | May 3, 2017
The American Association for Physician Leadership® announces the election of two new leaders of its board of directors and three accomplished physician leaders to join its board of directors. The new board leaders and members begin their tenure in May and serve four-year terms. New Board Chair: Alan P. Marco, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL Marco serves as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, the faculty practice group at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. New Vice Chair: Daniel A. Lace, MD, CPE, FAAPL Lace serves as chief medical officer and principal of Leaders in Medicine, based in Wayne, Illinois. New Board Member: Thomas Higgins, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, MCCM Higgins serves as chief medical officer at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, Massachusetts. New Board Member: Lisa Laurent, MD, MBA, CPE Laurent serves as president-elect of the medical staff and chairman of the credentials committee at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and President of Advanced Radiology Consultants, both in Park Ridge, Illinois. New Board Member: Byron C. Scott, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL Scott serves as associate chief medical officer for Truven Health Analytics, which is part of the IBM Watson Health business unit, and on staff at Northwestern Medicine’s Immediate Care Center, both in Chicago, Illinois. “This talented group of physicians will enhance the strength of our board,” says Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, president and CEO of the association. “The members continue to endorse our goal of having many skills and facets within health care reflected among our board members.” The board of directors is made up of fellows or distinguished fellows of the association or members attaining a master’s degree with an association partner university. Candidates are nominated by their peers. A slate of candidates is brought before the membership in an online election in the first quarter of the year. Honoring Fellows: Dennis K. Wentz, MD, CCHP, FAAPL, was named a distinguished fellow of the association, and David J. Shulkin, MD, ACPL, FAAPL, and Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, FAAPL, were named honorary fellows. Shulkin is the U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs, appointed to office in February. Other board members: Laura Clapper, MD, MPPA, CPE, FAAPL; Gregory Jolissaint, MD, MS, CPE, FAAPL; and Mark Lester, MD, MBA, CPE, FAANS, FACS, FACPE; Bret Burton, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL; Howard Shaw, MD, MBA, CPE, FACOG, FAAPL; Albert Tzeel, MD, MHSA, CPE, FAAPL; past chair Napoleon Knight, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL. Retiring from the board are William R. Casperson, MD, FACS, CPE, FAAPL; and Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, CPE, FAAPL. The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the only professional organization dedicated to providing education, career support and advocacy to support physician leaders as they create transformative solutions within the rapidly evolving field of health care. Founded in 1975 as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the nonprofit association has educated thousands of physicians worldwide and has members in 46 countries at varying stages of their careers. The association is known for its award-winning magazine, the Physician Leadership Journal, its continuing medical education (CME) courses, and its Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification program. Based in Tampa, Florida, the association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits, and by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management to award CPE certification. Learn more online at physicianleaders.org, via email at info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org, or call 800-562-8088.
News Article | April 27, 2017
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News Article | May 6, 2017
To honor 10 years of operations, the Wesley Homes Lea Hill retirement community will have a celebratory gathering on campus on Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. To RSVP, guests should call 253-876-6000. “This anniversary is a major accomplishment for us,” said Wesley Homes President and CEO Kevin Anderson. “Ten years ago, the Auburn campus set the tone for Wesley Homes. It is our prototype for what we want to do, the type of communities we want to create and how we want to serve seniors.” In 2003, the Wesley Homes Board of Trustees voted to move forward with a campus in Auburn. “We had several Auburn residents tell us they want to be part of Wesley Homes, but they didn’t want to leave their Auburn community,” said Anderson. “That planted the seed that blossomed into Wesley Homes Lea Hill.” The first groundbreaking took place on July 15, 2005. By May of 2007, 22 Village Homes, 22 Brownstone apartments and Eby Lodge, the social center of the campus with additional residences, were completed. In all, including The Arbor memory care, the campus is home to over 230 residents. The nearly 19 acres includes walking trails in the park-like setting. By spring of 2016, the campus opened the Lea Hill Rehabilitation & Care Center. Comprised of 34 private suites and one semi-private suite, all with kitchenettes and en suite bathrooms, the rehab and care center is the only not-for-profit center of its kind in greater South King County. The care center completes the continuum of care on the Auburn campus. “Watching our Lea Hill campus grow and evolve has been truly inspiring,” said Wesley Homes Vice President of Marketing and Development Christine Tremain. “I can remember hosting continental breakfasts for our founding residents in our marketing team office. It was just a house on the site, but the residents really got to know each other. They became a community, and they’ve kept that community spirit alive. Residents from across the campus still gather for continental breakfast on a daily basis.” Over the years, the residents and staff have spread that spirit to the greater community. The campus provides meeting space for several non-profit organizations and participates in community organizations and events. The Children’s Therapy Center uses the campus pool twice a week for their aquatics program, and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital has received hundreds of pillowcases, many created by resident seamstresses. In 2012, for the campus’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, King County Executive Dow Constantine presented the campus with the Executive’s Award for Community Preparedness. The recognition is given for outstanding efforts made by volunteer organizations to prepare for and respond to emergencies and to promote safer communities, strengthening King County as a whole. “The residents came together to help build the care center,” said Tremain. “Their engagement was key to making it happen, and they’ve continued that commitment to community through the CERT program. They’ve really gotten involved, and the greater community benefits from the residents’ and the staff’s investment.” Wesley Homes Lea Hill also serves the community as an employer and job training platform. The campus currently employs 117 full- and part-time employees. Many teens have worked on the campus, participated in the job shadowing program or volunteered. They even helped develop a prom for the residents. “Auburn was absolutely the right choice for Wesley Homes,” said Anderson, “and we know the next 10 years will be as exciting as the first.” Established in 1944 and affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, Wesley Homes operates two retirement communities and a home health agency. Wesley Homes Des Moines and Wesley Homes Lea Hill in Auburn provide a network of services for older adults, including independent living, assisted living and housing with services residences; skilled nursing and rehabilitation; and memory care. Wesley Homes Bradley Park in Puyallup, Wesley Homes’ third community, is currently under construction. Wesley Homes Home Health provides in-home care and Medicare- Medicaid-certified services to clients in King and Pierce counties.
News Article | May 1, 2017
Trinity Healthcare, LLC (“Trinity Healthcare”) is pleased to announce that an affiliate acquired the operations of Colonial Care Center effective May 1, 2017. Trinity Healthcare is a Fort Worth, Texas-based company specializing in the operation and management of senior housing in the Texas market. According to Ryan Harrington, President and CEO of Trinity Healthcare, he sees an opportunity to bring experience, expertise and support to the facility. “We’re excited about Colonial Care Center because of the caring staff and their passion about what they do. We look forward to working with them and continuing to provide the residents with compassion and care. We plan to offer additional support and implement updated processes, combined with fresh ideas to better the facility.” While Colonial Care Center will be under new ownership, they will continue to focus on putting their residents first. While there will be improvements made, such as a change in vendors and additional clinical support given to the facility, the residents will continue to see the same friendly faces they’re familiar with. The goal is to make this transition go as smooth as possible for both the residents and staff. Dennis Dolgener, the Administrator at the facility, said he looks forward to working with the new management team. “They have a lot of healthcare experience and that will benefit us greatly. They will be able to offer more support and suggestions and offer a new perspective.” Colonial Care Center is a nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Schulenburg, Texas, that offers a living alternative for those unable to care for themselves. We offer a wide array of health, rehabilitation, dietary, and social services for short and long-term stays. The facility is licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. For more information about Colonial Care Center, visit www.colonialcarecenter.com or call (979) 743-4159.
News Article | April 18, 2017
Paradise Shoppes of Perry Gets New Tenants and New Look for 2017 Cypress Development Group, developer of Paradise Shoppes of Perry, announces new tenants. Perry, GA, April 18, 2017 --( With easy access to the City of Perry, Warner Robbins Air Force Base, Perry Hospital and Cherokee Pines Golf Course, Paradise Shoppes is right where many retailers, services and restaurants want to be. As one of Perry’s most popular shopping centers, Paradise Shoppes has substantial parking, ideal location, easy access and great visibility. For more information on this golden leasing opportunity, call Gary Woodward, JLL Retail Brokerage at (404) 995-6455. Paradise Shoppes of Perry Publix • Subway • Marco’s Pizza • McDonald’s • O’Reilly Auto Parts • Jalisco Grill • China King • Solar Nails • Cuts N’ Paradise • JL Motor • Circle K • UPS Store • Top Nails Starbucks Coffee (spring 2017) • Southwest Georgia Healthcare Convenient Care Center Perry, GA, April 18, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Paradise Shoppes of Perry recently announced the signing of Perry’s first-to-market Starbucks. The Developer, Troy Cox of Cypress Development Group says “Starbucks was attracted to the center’s convenient location adjacent to the Houston County Courthouse, its proximity to I-75 and the upscale communities around the property.” In addition, Southwest Georgia Healthcare Convenient Care Center has also executed a lease for a new urgent care center to open this year.With easy access to the City of Perry, Warner Robbins Air Force Base, Perry Hospital and Cherokee Pines Golf Course, Paradise Shoppes is right where many retailers, services and restaurants want to be. As one of Perry’s most popular shopping centers, Paradise Shoppes has substantial parking, ideal location, easy access and great visibility.For more information on this golden leasing opportunity, call Gary Woodward, JLL Retail Brokerage at (404) 995-6455.Paradise Shoppes of PerryPublix • Subway • Marco’s Pizza • McDonald’s • O’Reilly Auto Parts • Jalisco Grill • China King • Solar Nails • Cuts N’ Paradise • JL Motor • Circle K • UPS Store • Top Nails Starbucks Coffee (spring 2017) • Southwest Georgia Healthcare Convenient Care Center
News Article | May 2, 2017
Hospice of Westchester (HOW) has voted in a new officer and five new members for its 2017-2018 board of directors. George Whitehead, of Hopewell Junction, has been named treasurer after joining the board in 2016. He joins current board officers Susan Yubas, chair, Kathleen McArdle, vice chair, and Joanne Ciaramella, secretary. William F. Flooks, Jr., Mary Gadomski, Barbara Gaughan, Michele Geller, and Michael Vitale have been named the newest board members. Gadomski is the Director of Business Development and Community Relations at Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc., in White Plains, a position she’s held since 2012. An experienced home health care executive, Gadomski brings with her a background in clinical program development, clinical operations, community relations, strategic planning, and revenue growth. She has been involved with numerous organizations in the county, including Westchester County Public Private Partnership, Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, and Livable Communities of Central Westchester. Gaughan most recently served as administrator and Vice President for Operations at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, a position she held for more than 12 years. Gaughan has also previously worked at numerous medical facilities, including Kateri Residence in New York City, Jansen Memorial Hospice in Tuckahoe, and Kings Harbor Care Center in the Bronx. Gaughan is a licensed nursing home administrator and registered nurse. Vitale serves as Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Sterling National Bank in White Plains, providing commercial lending services to middle market clients, with focus on commercial real estate, not-for-profit, and medical practice sectors. Previously, Vitale worked at The Westchester Bank and JPMorgan Chase. He was both coach and treasurer for Knights Basketball of Westchester from 2008 to 2015, and was previously an assistant coach for St. Augustine’s CYO basketball in Ossining and Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. Flooks and Geller return to the HOW board, having served in previous years. Flooks has been involved with HOW since 2004, and is a former board chair. He is the owner and proprietor of Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc. in Pleasantville. Geller has been involved with HOW for more than 22 years, initially volunteering as a patient visitor. Currently, she is a trustee and board member for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Flooks and Geller both currently serve as members of HOW’s Leadership and Development Council and Board Development Committee. Hospice of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call (914) 682-1484.
News Article | March 3, 2017
Committed to helping severely disadvantaged children, Bird B Gone, Inc., the leader in professional grade bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications is making an all out effort to help the Ebola Orphan Care Center, a charity connected with Children of the Nations (COTN). A long time supporter of Children of the Nations (COTN), Bird B Gone has been instrumental in the care for children like Mercy, a young girl who came to live in COTN’s Children’s Homes in rural Upper Banta. The special homes house as many as ten children, with one auntie to supervise and care for them. Some felt that the homes were not originally set up for children like Mercy, who is totally dependent on the staff for everything from going to the bathroom to washing her clothes and dressing her. Unable to communicate and deeply traumatized by the sickness she survived, Mercy often threw fits of frustration. But amidst this struggle, the children with whom Mercy shared a home with—her new “brothers and sisters” at COTN—joined in to help her. These children who were also at one time orphaned and rejected helped Mercy adjust. “It is a privilege to see her COTN family coming alongside Mercy to care for her,” says COTN’s Sierra Leone liaison, Mark Drennan. Mark had originally thought caring for Mercy would be too much for COTN. Today, he feels honored to watch the other children wash her clothes, comb her hair, and calm her when she’s frustrated. The COTN staff chose to care for these severely traumatized children, even though their needs may seem beyond what they can manage. Four of their students who completed high school recently moved to Freetown and will be spending their spare time caring for these children, walking through this dark time with them, doing their best to make them laugh again, and letting them know someone understands how they feel. Those interested in caring for a child like Mercy are urged to give today to support the Ebola Orphan Care Center. Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice; training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures. For the complete line of products from Bird B Gone, call 1-800-392-6915; fax: 949-472-3116 or visit our website at http://www.birdbgone.com, e-mail: nobirds(at)birdbgone(dot)com.
News Article | March 2, 2017
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) announced today that it acquired five skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. The purchase price was approximately $29.2 million, inclusive of transaction costs. In connection with the acquisition, CareTrust REIT entered into a new tenant relationship with affiliates of Illinois-based WLC Management Firm, LLC, which took over operations effective March 1, 2017. "We are delighted to begin a new relationship with industry veteran Scott Stout and the WLC team, and to add these well-regarded properties to our portfolio," said Dave Sedgwick, CareTrust REIT's Vice President of Operations. He noted that Mr. Stout has been managing the portfolio’s day-to-day operations since 2008 for the outgoing owner, Dr. Roger Herrin, who is retiring from the post-acute and convalescent care business after 43 years. “Although we are technically re-tenanting this portfolio, we are pleased that our incoming operator knows these operations, their personnel and their markets so well,” he added. Scott Stout, WLC’s chief executive officer, said, “I love these facilities and the staff, residents and patients that make them so special, and I’m honored to continue the legacy of quality, local care and attention that Dr. Herrin established.” Mr. Stout continued, “I’m grateful to have joined with CareTrust REIT, and appreciate the pragmatic and operator-sensitive mindset they brought to the transaction." The 455-bed Illinois skilled nursing portfolio consists of Saline Care Center in Harrisburg, Carrier Mills Nursing & Rehabilitation in Carrier Mills, Stonebridge Senior Living Center in Benton, Pinckneyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pinckneyville, and DuQuoin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in DuQuoin. The investment is scheduled to generate initial annual rent of $2.9 million, for an initial cash yield of 10.0%. The new master lease carries an initial term of fifteen years, with two five-year renewal options and CPI-based rent escalators. CareTrust REIT funded the acquisition with cash on hand. CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of seniors housing and healthcare-related properties. With 158 net-leased healthcare properties and three operated seniors housing properties in 21 states, CareTrust REIT is pursuing opportunities across the nation to acquire properties that will be leased to a diverse group of local, regional and national seniors housing operators, healthcare services providers, and other healthcare-related businesses. More information about CareTrust is available at www.caretrustreit.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Mayor of the City of Cincinnati, John Cranley, proclaimed January 18, 2017 to be designated as “Courage Day” and presented to Lincoln Crawford Care Center because of the outstanding care and respect given to their aging veterans. Lincoln Crawford has provided care to veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces dating back to World War II. Lincoln Crawford recently unveiled their “Wall of Courage” and their “Courage Medal of Honor.” “We believe our veterans, who have demonstrated courage and sacrifice to our country deserve to be honored,” said Gretchen Aichele, Administrator at Lincoln Crawford. “Our Wall of Courage features photos of our veterans and allows us to show our gratitude for their service.” Aichele went on to say that aging with dignity requires that same courage that they know so well. “It’s not easy to accept that they have provided help to many, and now it is time for them to receive help from others.” Photos of the veterans are prominently displayed over the Pledge of Allegiance, showing their commitment to those who have served, as well as to the freedom they courageously fought to secure. Lincoln Crawford has proudly served the Greater Cincinnati area for more than 100 years and has seen veterans of all ages, branches and ranks come through their doors. The idea for the Wall of Courage came when Aichele determined it was time to give back and show admiration for these men and women who reside either temporarily or permanently in their facility. “We see a lot of courageous, elderly people who are faced with battling both temporary and permanent changes in their life style and health,” Aichele said. Lincoln Crawford Care Center is located in North Walnut Hills, a community within the City of Cincinnati. They provide short term rehabilitation as well as long term care. Their state-of-the-art rehab division is one of the leading facilities for those recovering from stroke, heart attack or traumatic injury. They are fully staffed with physical, occupational, and speech therapists. The ”Wall of Courage” is located in the main entrance hall for every visitor, resident and guest to view. “We are pleased to be able to honor them and the Proclamation from the City of Cincinnati takes this honor one step further,” Aichele said. For more information about Lincoln Crawford Care Center, contact: Gretchen Aichele, Administrator 1346 Lincoln Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45206 513-861-2044 http://www.lincolncrawford.com
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Sheffield Care Center is committed to be a leader in providing quality preventative and restorative services and to continuously strive to improve and implement the ongoing changes in healthcare. The new website and logo demonstrate this commitment. In 1973, the community of Sheffield recognized that a ICF facility would be beneficial in the future of the area. A committee was formed and with the dedication of the volunteers and donations the Sheffield Care Center became a reality with the official opening of the facility on October 21, 1979. Today the Sheffield Care Center offers services that include skilled nursing and long term nursing care, respite care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, an onsite salon, and a facility owned bus for transporting residents to appointments and off-site field trips. Innovative Therapy provides services for residents and out-patients. The staff consists a licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist. Bernard Lawton, DPT and Sharri Follmuth, PTA provide physical therapy services while Kerri Conway, OTR is the occupational therapist. Speech therapy services are provided by Lori Grummer, ST. As a community owned not-for-profit facility, Sheffield Care Center board members are continually reinvesting in the Medicare and Medicaid certified facility. This community commitment is also demonstrated through the Meals-On-Wheels program offered. Here community members can purchase one meal a day which is prepared by the dietary staff and then delivered by community volunteers. “Our new website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media will provide us an excellent online presence along with keeping our community, resident family members and friends up to date on our activities,” states Bonnie Hubka, Office Manager at Sheffield Care Center. “The new logo also represents a dedicated staff working as a team to provide a clean, comfortable, home-like atmosphere for all the residents.” Sheffield Care Center is located at 100 Bennett Drive, Sheffield, Iowa. Information is available by visiting the website at http://www.sheffieldcc.com/ and by calling 641-892-4691. Everyone is invited to follow Sheffield Care Center on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.