Orianna Close to Wrapping Bankruptcy as Former Owner Returns to Fold

Orianna Health Systems, a skilled nursing operator that entered a protracted and litigious bankruptcy last year, will effectively cease to exist after its plan of liquidation was confirmed last week. In a separate process, the company also transferred the ownership and the operations of 15 remaining facilities owned by the bankrupt operator, legally known as […]

Sanford: Adding Skilled Nursing Provider Good Sam Boosts M&A Profile

Adding skilled nursing provider Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society could make hospital network Sanford Health even more attractive to other health systems – even as the newly combined non-profit tries to dismantle the silos between acute and post-acute care. That’s according to David Horazdovsky, Good Samaritan’s CEO, and Randy Bury, who transitioned to the role of […]

Behavioral Telehealth Company with 190 SNF Clients Lands Series A Funding, New CEO

A behavioral telehealth company focused on caring for Medicare populations in rural areas — including skilled nursing residents — closed a Series A Preferred growth equity funding round led by Spring Lake Equity Partners. The Novato, Calif.-based Forefront Telecare also added Rob Rebak, who previously served as president and CEO of behavioral telehealth platform AbleTo, as […]

Federal Shutdown Halts $3.6B HUD Loan Program for SNFs, and Backlog Will Linger

The partial government shutdown has brought a multi-billion-dollar program for skilled nursing facility acquisitions and refinances to a halt, and the backlog could complicate deals long after the impasse eventually ends. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has stopped endorsing loans, the final step toward closing deals through the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) […]

Continuing Healthcare Takes Over Zandex SNFs; New Facilities in Texas and Wisconsin

Continuing Healthcare Solutions, a network of senior living communities based in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, took over seven skilled nursing facilities and an assisted living property that used to be operated by Zanesville, Ohio-based Zandex as of December 28, 2018. The Times Recorder reported the news. Zandex reached a purchasing agreement with CHS after almost three […]

Welltower’s DeRosa: Health Care Real Estate is the New Retail

While remaining relatively mum on the status of his company’s major skilled nursing play, Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) CEO Tom DeRosa this week presented a vision of the future in which health care assets replace retail as the cornerstone of real estate development. “For generations, we thought of anchors as retail — it’s retail that […]

Skilled Nursing Rents 10% Too High, Analysts Say

Skilled nursing rents must decline by about 10% across the board in order to ensure the facilities’ long-term stability, a Wednesday report from Green Street Advisors has concluded. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) must achieve rent coverage of around 1.9 times to achieve stability for their tenants, the real estate research firm’s analysts Lukas Hartwich […]

Citadel Healthcare Acquires ManorCare Facility; Lancaster Pollard’s SNF Bridge Loans

Citadel Healthcare Acquires Illinois ManorCare SNF Citadel Healthcare acquired ManorCare of Northbrook in Northbrook, Ill., for an undisclosed amount, The Daily Herald reported. The facility, which has been renamed The Citadel of Northbrook, is the 10th location for Citadel, according to the publication. The company is based in Morton Grove, Ill., according to its LinkedIn […]

Welcov Healthcare Going Out of Business, Reports Say

Welcov Healthcare, a nursing home and senior living operator based in Edina, Minn., is in the process of “winding down operations,” according to local media reports. The company is going through a reorganization and is in the process of shutting down operations, though it remains committed to two facilities in Torrington, Wy., Welcov president Tom […]

Without Incentive to Share Savings, ACOs Add to SNFs’ Financial Headaches

It’s been a common refrain in the industry: To survive in a health care system increasingly moving to value-based payment models, skilled nursing facilities will have to form strong partnerships with hospitals, health systems, and accountable care organizations (ACOs). But doing that will be difficult if acute care facilities and ACOs aren’t interested in forging […]

Bain Bets on Skilled Nursing with Acquisition of Medical Provider HealthDrive

A subsidiary of Bain Capital made a major move into the skilled nursing world this week, acquiring a provider of specialty medical services to heavy hitters like Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) and HCR ManorCare. Bain Capital Double Impact on Thursday announced the acquisition of HealthDrive, a Wellesley, Mass.-based firm that offers dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and […]

Ensign Grows in Utah with 120-Bed Pickup; Greystone’s $14M Kansas Play

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Thursday announced the acquisition of Bella Terra Cedar City, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Cedar City, Utah. The transfer, which includes both the real estate and operations, became effective January 1, and the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Milestone Healthcare, Ensign’s Utah-based portfolio subsidiary, will operate […]

White Oak Provides $161M For SNF Transaction; $21M Refi in IL

White Oak Provides $161M For Allegiant Healthcare’s 17-SNF Acquisition White Oak Healthcare Finance made another major financing for a skilled nursing transaction to kick off 2019. The affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC acted as sole lender and administrative agent for the funding of a $161 million senior credit facility for Allegiant Healthcare and […]

Good Samaritan and Sanford Health Complete Merger

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, one of the largest non-profit senior living and care providers in the U.S., on Wednesday officially completed its marriage to Sanford Health. As a result of the combination, Sanford Health now employs almost 50,000 people. As of June 2018, when the combination of Good Samaritan and Sanford was approved […]

Omega to Acquire MedEquities in $600M REIT Deal

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) kicked off 2019 by announcing the $600 million acquisition of MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT), marking the ownership shift of 34 skilled nursing and other health care properties. The boards of both real estate investment trusts (REITs) approved the deal unanimously, Omega announced early Wednesday morning, with a final transaction […]

Nasdaq Issues Delisting Warning for Skilled Nursing Operator Diversicare

The Nasdaq stock exchange in late December issued a delisting warning for Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: DVCR) after the skilled nursing provider’s total market cap fell below the required threshold. For 30 consecutive trading days ending December 19, Diversicare’s market value of listed securities (MVLS) was lower than Nasdaq’s mandatory $35 million total, the […]