Long-Term Care Organization

Adventist Health System: Donald Jernigan, President & CEO

January 11, 2012

The Seventh Day Adventists founded Adventist Health System in 1973 to support their growing number of healthcare organizations. The group is now one of the largest not-for-profit systems in the United States, supporting 37 hospitals, 17 long-term care centers and 21 home health agencies in 12 states. The system employs a total of 50,000 individuals. […]

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Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice: Donna DeBlois, Executive Director & VP of Community Health

November 1, 2010

An affiliate of Pen Bay Healthcare in Rockland, Maine, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice (KWL) is a 44 year old organization that cares for 300 home care patients, 50-60 hospice patients, and more than 200 private duty patients on a daily basis. KWL is Medicare certified for home care and hospice and also state licensed […]

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Larksfield Place: Valerie McGhee, CEO

November 1, 2010

The average age of a resident of Larksfield Place, in Wichita, Kansas, is currently 82. The not-for-profit organization is a continuing care retirement community in the heart of the Central Plains. The community has about 300 residents living in 22 free-standing villa homes, 170 independent living apartment homes, and 90 licensed beds in an on-campus […]

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Westlake Teamcare: Rex A. Tungate, CEO

August 19, 2010

Overseeing day-to-day operations for three rural Kentucky hospitals, plus eight rural health clinics, many of which have or will be undergoing major construction projects, equals success for Westlake Teamcare CEO Rex A. (Rusty) Tungate. For small, rural hospitals to survive, Tungate believes they need to work together to cut costs and deliver quality healthcare. “I […]

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Silverado Senior Living: Loren Shook, President & CEO

August 19, 2010

“We want to be part of the cure,” says Silverado Senior Living Inc. President and CEO Loren Shook.  “We do that by giving our residents life and our staff life.”  Founded just over 10 years ago in San Juan Capistrano, California, Silverado is exclusively focused on memory care.  Silverado offers a complete range of services […]

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Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services: Nancy King, COO

August 19, 2010

Nancy King, COO of the Senior Independence division of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), knows evolution first-hand. She began her career with this provider of home- and community-based senior care as a social work graduate student in 1983 and is now responsible for the operation of services from home health care, hospice care to adult […]

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Brookdale Senior Living: Scott Ranson, VP & CIO

August 19, 2010

Data taken from the 2000 US Census suggests that the senior population—those over age 65—will outnumber the under-18 population by the year 2030. Senior living organizations are making long-range plans now to accommodate the growth. Leading the way is Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. The organization began in 1978 and, in its current form, involves the […]

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Texana Center: George Patterson, CEO

August 19, 2010

Behavioral health services for all, regardless of ability to pay, are a tall order when the area being served is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. That’s the challenge faced by George Patterson, M.A., L.P.C., CEO of Texana Center, a non-profit organization headquartered in Rosenberg, Texas. Texana provides services in the areas of […]

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Southern California Presbyterian Homes: John H. Cochrane, III, President & CEO

August 19, 2010

Senior citizens today face a number of health-related issues. Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are just some of the potential hurdles to healthy living. However, seniors and their families today are looking for a more overall solution to what those in the industry call “successful aging.” According to Southern California Presbyterian Homes (SCPH) president and […]

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AgeCare Investments: Dr. Hasmukh Patel, CEO

August 19, 2010

In 1998, Dr. Hasmukh Patel and Dr. Kabir Jivraj brought the “aging in place” concept to southern Alberta, Canada. It was an innovative approach to senior living facilities at the time, but the idea is a timely one and gaining in popularity. Statistically, it is predicted that in 25 years, a quarter of Canadians will […]

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