Long-term care and other healthcare organizations are looking to diversify the membership of their boards of directors, and rightly so. Increasingly, diversity is a cornerstone of board health and success. It is critically important that trustees offer diverse and distinct viewpoints, as well as represent the varied constituencies which they serve
The Service Employees International Union has called into question the independence of HCR ManorCare's recently formed panel of quality advisers.
The for-profit long-term care community has been digesting a bitter tasting piece of proposed new legislation in recent weeks.
In boardrooms and across kitchen tables, much hand wringing is taking place. At issue is whether the nation may be on the cusp of a recession, or maybe worse.
Most long-term care professionals are generally aware of the role of medical director. Still, it is common to confuse the duties of the medical director with those of the attending physician.
A strong, committed long-term care governing board can raise a facility's risk management policies to new heights.