$156M in CARES Act Funding Helps ManorCare, ProMedica Offset $136M Revenue Drop Amid COVID

The senior care division of non-profit hospital system ProMedica took a serious revenue hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic — like many other post-acute and long-term care providers — but significant federal relief helped the HCR ManorCare owner offset the strain. The Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica’s senior care business line, which includes its HCR ManorCare skilled nursing […]

Why Even a COVID-19 Vaccine May Not Be a Silver Bullet for Nursing Home Residents, Staff

The prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine sits at the center for the public’s hope of any return to pre-pandemic normalcy: With no effective treatments and outbreaks rising alongside relaxed lockdown rules, it’s difficult to imagine any real change without a proven vaccine. But in a twist of dark irony, the population most susceptible to COVID-19 […]

After ‘Most Challenging Period in the Company’s History,’ Welltower Sees Stability Ahead for Needs-Based Care

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) CEO Tom DeRosa didn’t mince words on Thursday when describing the impact of COVID-19 on the real estate investment trust’s (REIT) senior care tenants. “When we last spoke with you in early May, Welltower was in the midst of the most challenging period in the company’s history,” DeRosa said on REIT’s […]

Fitch Downgrades ProMedica, But Cites ManorCare Nursing Home Business as Bright Spot

Major hospital system ProMedica received another downgrade to its credit rating, but its HCR ManorCare nursing home arm remains a bright spot amid stresses elsewhere, according to Fitch Ratings. The ratings agency late Thursday announced a downgrade of the non-profit’s issuer default rating from BBB to BBB-, while also raising its outlook from negative to […]

ProMedica Reports ManorCare Income Gains, $158M in CARES Act Support

ProMedica saw improvement in its HCR ManorCare nursing home business line during the first quarter of 2020, though the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains a long-term unknown for the health system. The Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica pulled in $17.1 million in income associated with its ManorCare business to start 2020, according to its most […]

Welltower: ProMedica, ManorCare in ‘Fine Shape’ Despite COVID-19 Strains on Nursing Homes

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Thursday provided little detail on the state of its joint venture with hospital system ProMedica, but executives insisted that the fundamentals of the business line — which includes the nursing home giant HCR ManorCare — remain strong despite COVID-19. “I will tell you that ProMedica is in fine shape,” Welltower […]

Nursing Home Giant ManorCare Only ‘Able to Get About 10% of What We Need’ to Test for COVID-19

The nursing home chain HCR ManorCare has — like many other skilled nursing operators — been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic still moving through the U.S. And like many other operators, it’s struggling to find the needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing kits, despite mandates from multiple states requiring testing and full stockpiles […]

ManorCare Exceeds Expectations, in Talks to Strike Post-Acute Partnerships with Health Systems

Skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare outperformed projections in its first full year as a tenant of Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), the real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Thursday, and could soon expand its footprint to include partnerships with health systems outside of its current orbit. “[The] ManorCare portfolio did not hit our expectation; it exceeded […]

Welltower to Sell Three ManorCare Skilled Nursing Facilities for $67 Million

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Wednesday announced the pending sale of three skilled nursing facilities operated by HCR ManorCare and ProMedica for $67 million. “The sale of these HCR ManorCare-operated facilities was initiated following an unsolicited offer and is anticipated to close in the first half of 2020,” the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust […]

ProMedica Cuts Managed Medicaid Coverage By 31K Enrollees Amid Losses

Paramount Health Care, the managed Medicaid arm of major health system and skilled nursing operator ProMedica, this week announced a move to substantially scale back its footprint in the wake of serious financial losses for the plan. The Toledo, Ohio-based Paramount will exit the central and southeast regions of Ohio, cutting its overall enrollment by […]

S&P Lowers ProMedica Outlook, But Sees ManorCare Improvement Ahead

Standard and Poor’s lowered its outlook for non-profit health system ProMedica, but analysts see sunnier days ahead for its HCR ManorCare skilled nursing assets. S&P Global Ratings on Christmas Eve affirmed its BBB long-term rating for ProMedica’s debt obligations, while also lowering its outlook on the Toledo, Ohio-based health giant from “stable” to “negative.” Following […]

HCR ManorCare Helps Alleviate $102.8M Loss at ProMedica’s Insurance Arm

After the non-profit ProMedica Health System took over the operations of HCR ManorCare in a blockbuster deal last year, the skilled nursing entity continues to help improve the system’s shaky financial results. The Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica reported an operating loss of $102.8 million for its ProMedica Insurance Corporation arm for the nine-month period ending September […]

Citing Quality Concerns, Senators Demand Answers from Major Private Equity Owners of Nursing Homes

The structure and finances of private equity investors in the skilled nursing space have come under the federal microscope, with two U.S. senators and a U.S. representative demanding answers from four major firms about their investment in nursing homes. Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Mark Pocan, sent strongly-worded […]

Moody’s Again Downgrades ProMedica, Citing Dropping Medicare Census and Slower ManorCare Upside

Moody’s this week downgraded its rating for non-profit health system ProMedica, citing concerns over the ongoing integration of the HCR ManorCare assets into its umbrella and weakening Medicare census at its nursing facilities. The New York City-based rating agency dropped ProMedica from Baa1 to Baa3, with a negative outlook, the second such slip since the […]