S&P Downgrades ProMedica in Wake of ManorCare-Welltower Deal

After warning last month that a credit downgrade was likely, Standard & Poor’s this week lowered its long-term credit rating for non-profit health care provider ProMedica by multiple levels. The Toledo, Ohio-based hospital and skilled nursing chain now sits at BBB, down from the A+ rating ProMedica had maintained ahead of its blockbuster deal to […]

S&P Warns of ProMedica Downgrade in Wake of ManorCare Acquisition

Standard & Poor’s last week warned that ProMedica Health System’s acquisition of struggling skilled nursing chain HCR ManorCare may lead to a credit downgrade by the end of the summer. While asserting that the non-profit chain still has an A+ rating for its long-term debt, S&P expressed concerns about the way ProMedica funded the transaction, […]

Welltower, ProMedica Close on $4.4B QCP-ManorCare Deal

Just one day after shareholders approved Welltower Inc.’s (NYSE: WELL) acquisition of Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), the rest of the megadeal dominoes fell late Thursday. The Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced that it had closed on its joint-venture purchase of QCP’s real estate with non-profit hospital system ProMedica. In the same […]

HCR ManorCare’s General Counsel Exits Company

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 […]

QCP Clears Up Investor Objections, Welltower Deal Vote Remains on Track

Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) last week announced steps to clear up a pair of lawsuits surrounding its impending acquisition by fellow real estate investment trust (REIT) Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL). The two class-action lawsuits — Sanderson v. Quality Care Properties and Kent v. Quality Care Properties — alleged that the REIT violated the Exchange […]

Illuminate HC To Manage Nine Former ManorCare Facilities in Michigan

Illuminate HC will take over nine former HCR ManorCare nursing homes in Michigan. The management contract gives Illuminate a portfolio including 1,054 beds and more than 1,500 employees. The facilities will transition to the brand SKLD, according to a press release announcing the deal. They are located in greater Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Illuminate, […]

NHI Sees Promise As Health Systems Move Into Skilled Nursing

Recent deals by nonprofit health systems ProMedica and Sanford Health to acquire skilled nursing facility operations have put the sector on notice — and one CEO can understand why. Eric Mendelsohn, the President and CEO of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), said he hasn’t seen health systems coming to the table for senior living and care […]

Alternate Buyer in Welltower-QCP Deal Drops Out

A buyer that could have thrown a wrench into the deal between Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) and Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: WELL) is no longer in the running, according to a July 2 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Bethesda, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) reported on June 12 that a proposal emerged […]

‘Big Enough to Matter’: Finding the Sweet Spot of Skilled Nursing Scale

If there’s been one overarching philosophy in skilled nursing over the past year, it’s been the rise of regional: the idea that major chains aren’t nimble and and flexible enough to weather the regulatory changes and financial pressures that have gripped SNFs. It’s a theory that has been borne out by reality: Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: […]

QCP Sets Date for Welltower Vote, Sees Skilled Nursing Woes Through 2020

Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) has set a date for shareholders to vote on its proposed acquisition by Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and the ProMedica hospital system — and despite rumblings about a potentially better offer, QCP continues to tell shareholders to approve the deal. The real estate investment trust (REIT) will convene a meeting […]

QCP Hints at Better Offer in Welltower-ProMedica Deal Wrinkle

Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) may have found a more attractive suitor than its current potential buyers. The Bethesda, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) on Tuesday announced that it had received a potentially better takeover offer than the one currently on the table from fellow REIT Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and non-profit hospital system […]

DeRosa: Welltower and ProMedica ‘Rescued’ Struggling HCR ManorCare

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) CEO Tom DeRosa on Wednesday offered a spirited defense of his company’s recent skilled nursing mega-deal, saying the transaction will help save HCR ManorCare from its former private equity owners. “These are very good assets — great real estate that’s been run by a very effective management team with one hand […]

Welltower Updates Investors on Impending QCP, ManorCare Deal

Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Monday provided a brief update to shareholders on the company’s coming acquisition of Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), the real estate investment trust (REIT) primarily associated with struggling skilled nursing provider HCR ManorCare. The update, submitted as a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, affirms Welltower’s commitment to ProMedica, […]

ProMedica-ManorCare Deal May Affirm Skilled Nursing’s Future in Senior Living

The splashiest skilled nursing deal of the year portends better things to come for the industry as a whole, according to the leader of one prominent senior living real estate investment trust (REIT). National Healthcare Investors (NYSE: NHI) CEO Eric Mendelsohn touted the recent $1.95 billion acquisition agreement between Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) […]

ManorCare Mega-Deal Blurs Care Lines, But Will Doctors Buy In?

When assessing the deal struck by Welltower (NYSE: WELL) to acquire Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) and by ProMedica to acquire HCR ManorCare, outsiders should look at whether the players can pull off a genuine team-based approach to care. That’s according to Bob Kramer, founder of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The […]

Welltower, ProMedica Look to ‘Reinvent’ Skilled Nursing with QCP Deal

After seeing major players like Humana and TPG Capital take billion-dollar bets on vertical health care integration, Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) is getting in on the action as well. Shankh Mitra, the real estate investment trust’s (REIT) senior vice president of investments, specifically cited those companies — which recently teamed up to buy Kindred Healthcare’s […]

QCP Frames ManorCare, Welltower Deals as Best Options Amid Turmoil

When Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and ProMedica announced their deal to acquire Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) — and, by extension, skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare — the move was a strategic splash designed to shake up the long-term landscape. For QCP, however, it was simply the best way to play a less-than-ideal hand. On […]

Welltower Acquires QCP for $1.95B, Health System to Take Over ManorCare

The fates of skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare and its former landlord, Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), have been determined. Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), one of the largest U.S. health care real estate investment trusts (REITs), has reached an agreement to acquire QCP in a $1.95 billion all-cash deal. Going forward, Welltower will own the […]