John O'Connor

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.

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Trouble with success

Trouble with success

As my dear mother used to say, it's a rare cloud that doesn't offer some kind of silver lining.

Obama budget cuts provider payments

Obama budget cuts provider payments

Presidents usually release budgets for reasons that have less to do with spreadsheets than legacies. President Obama's fiscal year 2015 spending plan is no different. The $3.9 trillion proposal offers a partisan blueprint for improving jobs, the economy and the nation's long-term fiscal outlook.

White House spending plan less than industry hoped for

White House spending plan less than industry hoped for

In every White House budget, there are winners and losers. Unfortunately for providers, long-term care again falls into the latter category. All told, President Obama's $3.9 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2015 would cut funding for healthcare by $402 billion over the next decade.

Foot ulcer healing rate jumps  50% in first-of-its-kind trial

Foot ulcer healing rate jumps 50% in first-of-its-kind trial

A new drug nearly doubled the diabetic foot-ulcer healing rate in a recent clinical trial, which researchers are touting as a potential breakthrough in wound care.

Study: Diabetes often precedes wounds

Diabetes is the co-morbid condition most strongly associated with the development of pressure ulcers in nursing home residents, according to an analysis of existing research.

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