Skilled Nursing News
Skilled Nursing News
Skilled Nursing News
Skilled Nursing News covers the business and operations for Skilled Nursing owners, operators and developers.
Jerald Cosey, Founder and CEO, J. Cosey Speaks
In this episode, Skilled Nursing News speaks with Jerald Cosey, senior health care expert and owner of J. Cosey Speaks, who served as operational leadership development director for American Senior Communities until September 2023. Jerald, a senior care veteran, says nursing home operators must "rehydrate and motivate" their staff through leadership development, reigniting purpose while investing in skill set growth fro management. All the while, the nursing home space should work hard to rebuild trust among its workforce and with the public.
Jan 3
42 min
Kent Rodgers, president and CEO of CarDon & Associates
In this episode, Skilled Nursing News speaks with Kent Rodgers, president and CEO of CarDon & Associates. Kent discusses CarDon’s 90% occupancy on average across its 19 buildings, all while acquiring a pharmacy and diving into the I-SNP world with Optum, and reaching an “equilibrium” between its labor retention and agency use.
Nov 14, 2023
47 min
Lynn M. Hood, CEO, Principle LTC
Lynn M. Hood, CEO, Principle LTC by Skilled Nursing News
Oct 30, 2023
22 min
Leslie Campbell, COO of Touchstone Communities
Leslie Campbell, COO of Touchstone Communities by Skilled Nursing News
Sep 25, 2023
44 min
Tom Coble, President & CEO, Elmbrook Management Company
Tom Coble, President & CEO, Elmbrook Management Company by Skilled Nursing News
May 12, 2023
33 min
Stuart Lindeman, President and CEO, Mission Health Communities
Stuart Lindeman, President and CEO, Mission Health Communities by Skilled Nursing News
Feb 27, 2023
28 min
Joel VanEaton, EVP, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Broad River Rehab
Joel VanEaton, EVP, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Broad River Rehab by Skilled Nursing News
Jan 30, 2023
42 min
Jason Murray, CEO, Providence Group
The 52nd episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available. Operating 152 facilities across seven states, the Providence Group strongly believes the best decisions are made at the local level. Each of Providence Group’s facilities have their own unique needs, along with the other health care providers across the care continuum in each respective market. That means being deeply integrated into each individual community is crucial, according to CEO Jason Murray. It’s a model that has been replicated by operators across the country, and one that he sees as the best model for success in the skilled nursing industry. Skilled Nursing News spoke with Murray more on Providence’s decentralized, market model type of structure, what factors he considers when looking to grow and more. In this episode of Rethink, learn: • What Murray sees as the biggest regulatory challenge or threat to the nursing home industry • Providence Group's staffing wins and ongoing challenges • What Murray sees as the skilled nursing facility of the future
Nov 22, 2022
32 min
Mark McKenzie, CEO, Focused Post Acute Care Partners
The 51st episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available. The skilled nursing industry won’t likely see material, system-wide change until the sector’s stakeholders including CMS, operators, payors, as well as residents and their respective advocacy groups, can get on the same page. That’s according to Focused Post Acute Care Partners CEO Mark McKenzie. The industry is ever evolving, he said, and while subtle improvements and strides will likely occur — like the move to private rooms — big changes will take big conversations. McKenzie has tried to make his voice, and the voices of his Texas-based team, heard at both the state and federal levels — especially as the state legislature will convene next year and discuss, among other things, potentially increasing nursing home Medicaid rates. He remains hopeful and believes state officials are more aware and have a much deeper knowledge of the challenges the nursing home industry faces than they did before. Operators in the state receive 154.98 per patient day even though the methodology says they should be making about $275 per patient day. I spoke with McKenzie on what adequate reimbursement looks like in the Lone Star state, the place in skilled nursing for heavily rural operators like Focused Post Acute Care partners, the need to staff up for higher acuity residents and more. In this episode of Rethink, learn: • The importance McKenzie places, and thinks others should also, on heavily rural operators in the skilled nursing sector • Whether CMS's changes to the special focus facility (SFF) program will make operators like Focused Post Acute Care Partners think twice about taking on such buildings in the future • The wins and ongoing challenges McKenzie's executive team faces with staffing
Nov 9, 2022
48 min
Deke Cateau, CEO, A.G. Rhodes
The 50th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available. In an industry fraught with headline risk – and still in the national spotlight – the future of skilled nursing will be wrapped up in words. Namely, the term “nursing home.” Deke Cateau, CEO of Georgia nonprofit operator A.G. Rhodes, says the term will become obsolete, but populations will still need to have communities where individuals can no longer be taken care of at home, or in an assisted living setting. It’s all part of redefining the sector at a crucial point in time, as leaders also take a hard look at the future business model of skilled nursing facilities. Some operators have already started specializing in higher acuity, short-term care while others wonder what parts of the care continuum will pick up long-term nursing home residents. Skilled Nursing News spoke with Deke more on this separation, catalysts for change and how nonprofits like A.G. Rhodes will fit into the skilled nursing sector in the years ahead. In this episode of Rethink, learn: • Why Cateau is hopeful for the future • How A.G. Rhodes is creating private rooms for its mostly Medicaid population • What the evolution of the sector will look like, from terminology to acuity
Oct 14, 2022
39 min
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