Ensign Adds Two Skilled Nursing Facilities in Colorado; UPMC Offloads SNF to New York Owner-Operator

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) acquired the operations of two skilled nursing facilities in Commerce City, Colo., effective March 1, the provider announced Tuesday. The two SNFs, the 105-bed Ridgeview Post Acute and the 83-bed Irondale Post Acute, will be subject to triple-net leases. “We are thrilled to add these two operations to our growing […]

Ensign Rides High-Acuity Skilled Nursing Model to 6% Rate Gains Under PDPM

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Thursday announced that its skilled nursing facilities have seen rate increases of up to 6% under the new Medicare payment model, in part helping to drive the post-acute leader to another set of record earnings. The company’s established same-store facilities achieved those 6% gains, while Ensign’s transitioning facilities — […]

Ensign Picks Up Texas Skilled Nursing Facility; Greystone’s $8M Financing

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) picked up where it left off in 2019 with a single skilled nursing and assisted living facility acquisition in San Antonio, Texas. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based nursing facility giant on Tuesday announced the purchase of The Healthcare Center at Patriot Heights, a combined facility with 59 skilled nursing beds […]

CareTrust to Sell 6 Michigan SNFs for $37M After Operator Stops Paying Rent

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Friday announced a pending $37 million deal to sell six skilled nursing facilities in Michigan after the associated operator indicated its intention to leave the buildings — and also stop paying rent during the transition. The San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) discovered this past quarter that Metron […]

Ensign Reveals Stats Behind Skilled Nursing Turnaround Success, Plots Aggressive Growth for 2020

Despite spinning off a significant chunk of its business lines into a separate company this year, executives at The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) are confident that they can continue growing at the same rate as in the past. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based skilled nursing operator again turned in strong quarterly earnings stats, with increased […]

Ensign Group Completes Spinoff of Non-Skilled Nursing Business Lines

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Tuesday announced the successful completion of a plan to spin off all of its non-skilled nursing business lines into a separate company, The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG). The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based post-acute company’s board approved the plan at the end of August, nearly four months after it was […]

Why Skilled Nursing Operators Can’t Bank on ‘Silver Tsunami’ — or One Good Month Under PDPM — for Relief

As the post-acute and long-term health care industry struggles through shortened lengths of stay and compressed reimbursements, an oasis has lingered just beyond the horizon: the so-called silver tsunami. If operators can wait out the current downturn, the thinking goes, the glut of baby boomers turning 80 and older over the coming years will be […]

Ensign Group Board Approves Home Health, Hospice Spinoff

The board of directors for The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) this week approved a plan to separate its skilled nursing operations from the remainder of its senior housing and care business lines. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based nursing home giant will see its home health, hospice, and senior living business lines move into a new […]

Ensign Group Breaks the 200-Building Mark as Skilled Nursing Income Climbs 31%

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) announced the acquisition of the 200th skilled nursing facility in its rapidly expanding portfolio, while also reporting yet another round of sunny quarterly earnings results — which saw the operator boost overall skilled nursing income by 31.1% from this time last year. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based operator picked up […]

Ensign Group to Spin Off Non-Skilled Nursing Assets into New Public Company

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Monday announced a plan to spin off its non-skilled nursing assets into a separate publicly traded company. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based operator will shift its home health, hospice, and senior living assets into a new firm known as The Pennant Group, Inc., with the deal tentatively set to close […]

Ensign Picks Up Two Former Good Sam Buildings in AZ in Latest Sale for Non-Profit

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society has sold a pair of skilled nursing facilities to for-profit industry leader The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG), Skilled Nursing News has learned, marking the latest in a series of recent dispositions by the non-profit provider. The two properties in Mesa and Peoria, Ariz., branded as Good Shepherd, will be […]

Ensign Group Completes Five-Year OIG Oversight Agreement

Leading skilled nursing provider The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Thursday announced that it has successfully completed a five-year Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversight period. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based company initially entered into a corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) back in October 2013; at […]

Ensign Adds SNF in California; Monarch Acquires Former Welcov Facilities

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) acquired the operations of the 99-bed Downey Care Center, a skilled nursing facility in Downey, Calif. The acquisition was effective March 1. “It’s been many years since we have found the right opportunity to grow in Southern California,” Ensign President and CEO Christopher Christensen said in a statement announcing the […]