Embracing End-of-Life Plans Can Lead to Better Skilled Nursing Care — While Reducing Unnecessary Costs

For nursing home owners and operators, having frank conversations about residents’ end-of-life intentions, and organizing the associated paperwork proactively, is a potential way to avoid unwanted hospitalizations and the sizable costs that come with it — especially if it’s not in line with the patient’s wishes. Nursing homes are faced with tough decisions when the […]

Marquis Health Joins Compass in Latest Skilled Nursing Dialysis Partnership

Dialysis services have emerged as a potential growth area under multiple new Medicare payment models, and a skilled nursing provider in the Northeast has joined a growing list of companies partnering with vendors providing renal care. Marquis Health Services earlier this month teamed up with Compass Home Dialysis to provide staff-assisted bedside hemodialysis services at […]

Investing in Skilled Nursing Tech Isn’t Worth Much Without Employee, Leadership Acceptance

Data continues to be the watchword in a skilled nursing marketplace where hospitals and other referral partners demand increasingly concrete information about post-acute outcomes. In response, numerous tech companies have stepped into the fray to provide potential solutions — from data analytics tools that can identify serious health issues before they escalate to a hospitalization, […]

Dwight Capital’s $13M Bridge Loan in Ohio; Marquis & Tryko Expand in Maryland

Tryko Partners on Friday announced the acquisition of Collingswood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. The Brick, N.J.-based private equity firm installed its health care affiliate, Marquis Health Services, as the new operator, with plans for $4.5 million in capital improvements and new programming at the site. The 160-bed […]

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, […]

Private Equity Must Be Nimble, Innovative to Succeed in Skilled Nursing

Tempted by demographic trends and a new reimbursement system, private equity has taken a keen interest in the skilled nursing industry over the past year. But executives at these investment vehicles would be foolish to think they can plug their existing models into nursing home business and expect the same kind of success they may […]

Tryko Partners Acquires Two Baltimore SNFs, Plans Multimillion Upgrades

Tryko Partners acquired two skilled nursing facilities totaling 254 beds and plans to launch renovations and programming expansions at both properties. Marquis Health Services, Tryko’s health care affiliate, has assumed operations of the facilities. Tryko is a private equity group based in Brick, N.J., while Marquis has 10 SNFs in the Mid-Atlantic region, with additional […]

Ensign Grows in Arizona; Operator Gets Break for Skilled Nursing Expansion

Ensign Group Acquires Arizona SNF The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) acquired the operations of Sun West Choice Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 140-bed skilled nursing facility in Sun City West, Ariz. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based provider has a long-term lease on the facility, which was effective June 1, and the deal brings the number of skilled nursing […]

SNF Operator Inks Rehab Partnership to Drive ACO Success

Some skilled nursing providers have been wary of accountable care organizations (ACOs), payment and care delivery models that some fear will push more and more potential residents into home health care to save money. But one East Coast operator has found success under the ACO model, and entered into a partnership with a third-party rehabilitation […]

Transactions: Grand Healthcare Buys Ninth N.Y. SNF

Grand Healthcare System Buys SNF in Valatie, New York The Grand Healthcare System, based in Whitestone, New York, purchased the 236-bed Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Times Union reported. Grand purchased the Valatie, New York facility from Cassena Care, bringing Grand’s SNF total in New York to nine. Documents from New York’s Health Department indicated that entities linked to […]

Skilled Nursing Transactions: Cascadia Now Largest Post-Acute Operator in Idaho

Cascadia Healthcare Becomes Largest Post-Acute Operator in Idaho Cascadia Healthcare announced several transactions that made the Eagle, Idaho-based post-acute health care company the largest such operator in the state. Cascadia of Nampa, a 99-bed transitional care facility in Nampa, Idaho, opened most recently. In addition, Cascadia expects to open a similar construction facility in Boise, Idaho, early next […]

In the Pipeline: Marquis Plots $5 Million SNF Upgrade in Boston

Construction: Announced Marquis Health Services Plans $5 Million Renovation at Boston SNF Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, is now operating North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Boston, according to a press release. The first order of business at the newly acquired skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a $5 million renovation […]