RETHINK is the premier forum for long-term care executives and professionals who are dedicated to looking at trends, issues and the future of the skilled nursing industry.

The event welcomes those looking for an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in skilled nursing and connect with business partners across the industry.

Event Details

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue Six10, 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Who Attends
C-Suite and VP/Director level executives from skilled nursing providers, hospital systems, home health agencies and more.
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  • 9:00 - 9:05 AM
    Opening Remarks

  • 9:05 - 9:45 AM
    C-Suite Panel: Navigating the Future of Skilled Nursing

    Three CEOs from operators of all sizes — from national to regional to small — gather on one stage to discuss their shared challenges and their unique solutions.

    • George Hager
      Genesis HealthCare
    • Owen Hammond
      President & CEO
      Cascadia Healthcare
    • Ben Kurland
      Allaire Health Services
  • 9:45 - 9:55 AM
    RETHINK Talk

  • 9:55 - 10:25 AM
    Case Study: Managing Explosive Skilled Nursing Growth

    Founded in 2015 with just two properties, North Shore Healthcare’s footprint now includes 66 skilled nursing facilities across the Midwest. Hear David Mills explain his company’s rapid growth — and future plans for expansion.

    • David Mills
      North Shore Healthcare
  • 10:25 - 10:35 AM
    RETHINK Talk - Point Click Care

  • 10:35 - 11:05 AM

  • 11:05 - 11:35 AM
    The Rise of Private Equity in Skilled Nursing

    Private equity has been a driving force in skilled nursing M&A activity in recent years. Learn about PE’s skilled nursing promise from a pair of leaders in the space.

    • David Reis
      Senior Care Development, LLC
    • Chad Buchanan
      Managing Partner
      Twin Light Capital
  • 11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Future of Sabra and Skilled Nursing

    In this fireside chat, Rick Matros explores the role that skilled nursing plays in his REIT’s overall portfolio — and what the setting will look like in the future.

    • Rick Matros
      President & CEO
      Sabra Health Care REIT
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • 1:00 - 1:10 PM
    RETHINK Talk: PatientPing

  • 1:10 - 1:30 PM
    Policy Projections for the 2020s

    • Mark Parkinson
      President & CEO
      American Health Care Association
  • 1:30 - 1:40 PM
    RETHINK Talk

  • 1:40 - 2:10 PM
    Views from Washington: PDPM and Beyond

    With almost a year of PDPM data under their belts, key Washington players weigh in on the model’s effectiveness — as well as what other new rules could soon emerge from the Hill and Baltimore.

    • Fred Bentley
      Managing Director, Network Strategy & Analytics
      Avalere Health
  • 2:10 - 2:40 PM

  • 2:40 - 2:50 PM
    RETHINK Talk

  • 2:50 - 3:15 PM
    Untapped Potential: The Telehealth Opportunity in Post-Acute Care

    Tech solutions can help providers reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and streamline staffing. Learn the ways that operators have put these new programs into practice.

    • Ginna Baik
      Senior Practice Leader
      CDW Healthcare
    • Dan Herbstman
      Third Eye Health, Inc.
  • 3:15 - 3:40 PM
    The Future of the REIT Partnerships

    In an era of operator bankruptcies and distress, the CEOs of two REITs provide their view on the occasionally combative SNF-REIT relationship.

    • Wendy Simpson
      President & CEO
      LTC Properties, Inc
    • Kent Eikanas
      Summit Healthcare REIT
  • 3:40 - 4:00 PM
    Specializing for Success Under PDPM

    The new Medicare payment model brings the potential for success through specialization. Learn how these operators invested in specific services to win under the new model.

    • Melissa Powell
      President & COO
      The Allure Group
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