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 […]

Landlords Voluntarily Took Back Seat in Welcov Bankruptcy

To facilitate the transfer of Welcov Healthcare’s 22 skilled nursing facilities to new operators, the provider’s landlords agreed to take a back seat to vendors in the repayment line, with the goal of resolving an unusual bankruptcy proceeding. That’s according to court documents and a recorded hearing, which detail the transfer of operations and the […]

Skilled Nursing Operator Welcov Folds, Transfers 22 Properties

More than 20 skilled nursing facilities operated by Welcov Healthcare are now under the control of new operators, court documents filed Monday show. The chain reached an agreement to formally transfer oversight of 22 SNFs in Minnesota, Wyoming, Iowa, and South Dakota to new operators. Lighthouse Management Group, Inc., a Brighton, Minn.-based consulting firm that […]

County Nursing Home Gets $6M for Back Bills; Welcov Facility in SD Sold

The Champaign County Board approved roughly $6 million in nursing home expenses for the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana, Ill., The News-Gazette reported. The board on January 15 voted to appropriate $1.98 million to pay off bills to nursing home vendors that dated as far back as fiscal 2015; it also voted to write off […]

Welcov Healthcare Going Out of Business, Reports Say

Welcov Healthcare, a nursing home and senior living operator based in Edina, Minn., is in the process of “winding down operations,” according to local media reports. The company is going through a reorganization and is in the process of shutting down operations, though it remains committed to two facilities in Torrington, Wy., Welcov president Tom […]