Consulate Tackles Care Transitions with New Skilled Nursing Data Partnership

Data has quickly become king in the increasingly challenging skilled nursing world, but the question of how different providers along the care continuum can use that data remains a sticking point. Upgrading a building’s electronic health record (EHR) distribution system from fax machines to cloud data solutions is the first step. The information, however, doesn’t […]

$150M Center for Inmates in Illinois; SNF-to-Detox Conversion in Connecticut

The Illinois Department of Corrections is building a $150 million mental health and general medicine treatment center in Joliet, Ill., to provide care for incarcerated patients who have mental illnesses or require long-term skilled nursing care. WSPY FM 107.1 reported the news. The 200-bed facility will provide services to both male and female patients and […]

Must-Reads: Report Blisters Consulate; Iowa Attempts to Claw Back $25M

Local concerns feature prominently in this week’s roundup of must-read news, where we highlight great skilled nursing stories you might have missed in the past week. Consulate investigation USA Today Network — Florida published an investigation into Consulate Health Care as part of its “Neglected” series, which examines nursing home issues in the state of Florida. The […]

Consulate Reaches Agreement to Preserve 55 Florida Nursing Home Licenses

Consulate Health Care reached an agreement with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to improve quality and protect its portfolio of nursing homes from being penalized for failures at two facilities, The Ledger reported. “We are grateful for the partnership between Consulate and the Agency for Health Care Administration,” Jennifer Trapp, vice president of […]

SNF Owner Defaults on $257 Million HCP Loan

A struggling skilled nursing property company that’s behind on loan repayments is causing some financial trouble for HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP). The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) is expecting that the resulting material impairment will exceed $20 million. The skilled nursing entity in question—Tandem Health Care—currently owns 32 post-acute or skilled nursing facilities, […]