John O'Connor

Editorial Director

John O'Connor has been with McKnight's for more than two decades. He oversees the editorial team and the content they produce. A University of Illinois graduate, John lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by John O'Connor

The real staffing puzzle

The real staffing puzzle

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When you ask people in this sector about the biggest staffing challenges ahead, responses often pour into familiar buckets.

Canaries in a coal mine

Canaries in a coal mine

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When it comes to measuring how well a long-term care facility is doing, we all know the usual benchmarks: revenues, profits and census levels.

Medication errors usually not serious, report finds

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While medication errors are common in skilled care settings, their negative impact on residents is "surprisingly" low, a new study finds.

CMS targets falls, pressure ulcers, other skilled care challenges

CMS targets falls, pressure ulcers, other skilled care challenges

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is pursuing better outcomes in a list of 97 reporting requirement adjustments that could help improve Medicare's quality and value-based purchasing programs.

Judge puts pending overtime rule on hold

Judge puts pending overtime rule on hold

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction against a pending overtime rule that would have increased overtime pay eligibility for most long-term care employees.

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