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

Skilled care occupancy rates down in second quarter: NIC

Skilled care occupancy rates down in second quarter: NIC

Second-quarter occupancy rates in skilled care facilities fell to 82.2%, or their lowest level since figures started being tracked in 2011, according to a new National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care report.

We need to have a talk

We need to have a talk

Some necessary conversations tend to be awkward and uncomfortable.

Regulators gone wild

Regulators gone wild

You probably don't need to be reminded that skilled care is a heavily regulated field. Some say only nuclear power operators must comply with more mandates.

The LTC payment plan

The LTC payment plan

There seems to be a common theme emerging at this year's batch of trade shows. Tips for future success are the rising stars.

When failure is a virtue

When failure is a virtue

In "My Losing Season," Pat Conroy's moving memoir notes how championship teams keep the good times going. They jump up and down when the game ends. They party and have victory dinners afterward. Years later, they are still reuniting and staying in touch to reminisce.

More Articles by John O'Connor

Critical observations

Time to make a change

An ACO success story

NIMBY hits a new low

Following the money

Changing the scenery

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