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» Catholic Health will sell three of its seven long-term care facilities to Comprehensive Healthcare Management, according to local reports. A price has not been finalized for the three facilities in the area around Buffalo, NY. Catholic Health's remaining LTC facilities will be aligned more closely with the company's hospitals, reports stated. CHM is based on Long Island, NY. 

» Extended Care Physicians has acquired the clinical assets of Network Geriatric Services. The move adds new physicians and nurse practitioners to an ECP practice group serving nursing homes in the Southeast. ECP describes itself as the largest geriatric physician practice group in the region, working with more than 25 nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospices. 

» VestraCare has placed its second offer to buy a county nursing home in New York. Its first offer of $16.5 million was knocked down to $16 million due to new reimbursement levels, a VestraCare executive told county lawmakers. The fate of the Chautauqua County Home has been a flashpoint in the community for two years, with many arguing against privatization. But signs now point toward a VestraCare acquisition, according to local reports.



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