HCR ManorCare’s general counsel is departing the troubled skilled nursing operator.
Richard Parr, who also served as a vice president and secretary for the Toledo, Ohio-based provider, left ManorCare to pursue a new career opportunity, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Skilled Nursing News.
Patricia McCormick, who joined ManorCare in 2001 and was promoted to associate general counsel earlier this year, will take over as deputy general counsel for ProMedica Health System — the non-profit hospital provider that’s currently in the process of purchasing ManorCare out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. McCormick will assume responsibility for ManorCare’s legal affairs.
“Over the last decade, Richard’s many accomplishments include leading our legal efforts to dismiss the DOJ lawsuit against the company and helping the company successfully navigate the bankruptcy process through our strategic partnership with ProMedica Health System,” Steven Cavanaugh — ManorCare’s chairman, president, and CEO — said in the e-mail.
A spokesperson for ManorCare declined to comment further about the personnel moves.
In her new role, McCormick is expected to manage the day-to-day legal activities of ManorCare and help with other legal issues amid the company’s upcoming acquisition by ProMedica. McCormick will report to Jeff Kuhn, ProMedica’s chief legal officer and general counsel, and Cavanaugh, according to the email.
Parr’s exit comes a day after shareholders at primary ManorCare landlord Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) voted to approve the real estate investment trust’s acquisition by Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL). Under the deal, Welltower will acquire QCP’s existing real estate in an 80-20 joint venture with ProMedica, while the provider also assumes operations at ManorCare.
Paul Ormond, ManorCare’s former president and CEO, left the company in September of last year.
Written by Maggie Flynn