Ensign CEO: Feds’ Staffing Mandate May Include Long Phase-In, Lots of ‘Wood to Chop’ on Big California Portfolio

Nursing home operators may see a long phase-in for a federal minimum staffing requirement, and a host of exceptions, when more details finally come – but, it’s difficult to speculate on hypotheticals and may not help operators to dwell on the “what-ifs.” That’s according to Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) CEO Barry Port, who weighed in […]

After Record Year of Dispositions, Invesque Shrinks Skilled Nursing Portfolio

By Nick Andrews Invesque has plans to continue to trim its portfolio in 2022 following a big fourth-quarter push that led to a record-breaking year for dispositions. The latest transactions show continued movement away from skilled nursing and toward seniors housing. Carmel, Indiana-based Invesque (TSE: IVQ.U) sold more than $210 million in assets in 2021, […]

Ensign to Pick Up 5 Communities From Pennant ‘In Another Value-Add Opportunity’

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) is adding five senior living communities to its portfolio. The skilled nursing heavyweight has entered into a definitive agreement with The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) to transfer the operations of the five communities to Ensign affiliates. The communities, which are located in Washington, Arizona and California, are near skilled nursing […]

Ensign Clocks Another Record Quarter, Makes Progress on New Structure for Owned Real Estate

Skilled nursing giant The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) continues to see patient flows revert back to normal trends, as momentum from its bolstered first quarter occupancies continues into the second quarter. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based provider on Wednesday reported ‘record’ operating results for the second financial quarter ending June 30 — with adjusted earnings […]

Ensign CEO: SNF-at-Home Models Are More Than Just a COVID Trend

As skilled nursing facilities across the U.S. have begun to see occupancy rates rise, policymakers continue to reevaluate where care is delivered in the post-acute setting. The pendulum continues to shift toward at-home care. Just last month, the Biden administration unveiled a $400 billion plan to expand coverage of home-and community-based services, noting, in particular, […]

Ensign Sees Opportunity in Post-COVID Specialization, PDPM-Driven M&A Spike

Skilled nursing giant The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) continues to be immune from COVID-era pressures, posting another quarter of record earnings and plotting out post-pandemic growth — with an eye toward taking a page from its spinoff of its non-SNF business lines. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based Ensign has engaged with advisors to potentially capitalize […]

With Strong Financials and Patient Mix, Ensign Looks to Flex Real Estate Muscle Outside of Operations

Nursing home operator The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG), fresh off of a year of solid operational results that prompted another complete return of federal aid, on Thursday indicated a growing push to capitalize on the value of its owned real estate. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based operator reported net income of $46.3 million in the […]

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 […]