ProMedica-ManorCare Executive Promotions to Bring New President, CFO

ProMedica on Thursday announced a pair of promotions that will bring a new leadership team at the health system and its skilled nursing subsidiary, HCR ManorCare. The Toledo, Ohio-based health system promoted Steve Cavanaugh, president of the ManorCare division, to chief financial officer of the entire ProMedica network. Replacing Cavanaugh at the helm of ManorCare […]

ProMedica CEO, ManorCare President Reveal Details of $70M Capital Plan

Less than a year has passed since the ink dried on health system ProMedica’s acquisition of skilled nursing operator HCR ManorCare, but the deal has already brought $70 million into its capital-starved post-acute operations this year — with more cash influxes where that came from. That level of reinvestment, which ManorCare plans to repeat each […]

ManorCare Sees Occupancy Boost as Welltower Plots 45-Building Capital Improvement Plan

Executives from Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) have been largely mum about the company’s ongoing integration of HCR ManorCare’s skilled nursing facilities into its overall portfolio, but when pressed Tuesday, leaders hinted that the metrics are moving in the right direction. Occupancy at ManorCare SNFs has increased by more than 100 basis points, Welltower chief investment […]

ManorCare Parent ProMedica Lays Off 100 More Employees

Non-profit hospital system ProMedica last week announced the layoffs of 100 more administrative and corporate employees, marking the second round of staffing reductions since it took over the operations of nursing home chain HCR ManorCare. The Daily Reporter of Coldwater, Mich. — where ProMedica operates the Coldwater Regional Hospital — initially reported the news, citing […]

ProMedica Loses $70M in 2018 After ManorCare Skilled Nursing Acquisition

Non-profit hospital operator ProMedica announced its first set of annual financial data after acquiring skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare last year, and the early results weren’t positive. The Toledo, Ohio-based firm reported $70 million in losses for fiscal 2018, according to an unaudited financial report for bondholders, despite a major revenue gain from absorbing approximately […]

Ensign Group Takes Victory Lap After Record Quarter for Earnings

Executives at skilled nursing operator The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Thursday touted record earnings numbers and continued to insist that the post-acute and long-term care space isn’t as difficult as the headlines and headwinds may make it seem. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based firm set company records for adjusted earnings per share and diluted earnings […]

Provider in $1.5M Skilled Nursing Settlement Responds to ‘Inaccurate’ Government Claims

Management at Conway Lakes Health & Rehabilitation in Orlando this week struck back at the federal government’s claims of malfeasance, days after regulators announced a $1.5 million settlement deal to resolve allegations of illegal kickbacks. The Department of Justice accused Clear Choice Health Care, the operator of Conway Lakes, and its employees of giving improper […]

PwC: Welltower-ManorCare Deal Drives Record Year for Health Care M&A

The blockbuster deal by Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) to acquire skilled nursing provider HCR ManorCare with hospital non-profit ProMedica helped drive a record year for health care mergers and acquisitions, according to a new report from auditing and accounting firm PwC. The Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) closed on the acquisition in July […]

Focus on PDPM Could Distract Skilled Nursing Operators from Current Risks

With a new payment model just eight months away, the skilled nursing industry has trained a laser-guided focus on maximizing patient outcomes and reimbursements under the system. But smart providers would be wise not to let the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) distract them from the pressing issues facing them between now and October 1. “Any […]

PwC: Private Equity Will Pick Up Non-Core Assets, Drive Innovation in 2019

National health care operators would be wise to consider selling non-core assets to expansion-minded private equity firms in 2019, according to a recent report from Big Four audit and accounting company PwC — while also looking to the investors as partners for growth and innovation. “For years, private equity firms have invested in health care, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking Ahead to the Top Skilled Nursing Trends of 2019

We’ve made it to the end of 2018, which will likely go down as one of the most eventful years in the history of the long-term and post-acute care industry. Between the first round of Value-Based Purchasing penalties taking effect and the rapid rollout of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), it’s probably a safe bet […]

ManorCare, ProMedica Leaders Offer First Look Inside New Skilled Nursing Giant

The leaders of the newly merged ProMedica and HCR ManorCare on Tuesday peeled back the curtain on their plans for the future, with a specific focus on using an in-house insurance plan to test ideas for expanded partnerships. Speaking in friendly territory — the stage at new landlord Welltower Inc.’s (NYSE: WELL) investor presentation in […]

Washington Post Blames Private Equity for ManorCare Woes

Skilled nursing chain HCR ManorCare’s struggles were the direct result of its former private equity ownership, a Sunday report in The Washington Post alleged. The paper analyzed inspection records as part of the wide-ranging story, finding that the number of health code violations found at ManorCare rose from 1,584 in 2013 to nearly 2,000 in 2017 […]

KeyBank Lends $36M for Four Properties; Former ManorCare SNF Sells for $5.8M

KeyBank Secures $36.3M in Ohio for Foundations  KeyBank Real Estate Capital financed Foundations Health Solutions’ $36.3 million acquisition of four skilled nursing facilities in Ohio, the lender announced earlier this week. The 442-bed portfolio is spread across the Buckeye State, with the properties built between 1961 and 1984. KeyBank funded the deal through the Federal […]

Welltower, ProMedica to Slash Rent on Former ManorCare Skilled Nursing Facilities

The former HCR ManorCare skilled nursing facilities received a major rent break under their new ownership structure. HCP Properties, the 80-20 joint venture between Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and non-profit hospital provider ProMedica, will charge $179 million for the first year of its 15-year lease with the 168 skilled nursing facilities and 58 senior living […]