C. Scott Blanchette began as Kindred Healthcare's chief information officer this week.
Kindred Healthcare, one of the nation's largest long-term care operators, has completed the first phase of a repositioning plan and is entering a period of growth, company leaders recently announced.
Top long-term care officers tackled some of the field's main challenges, exchanged perspectives on new opportunities and shared ideas on what the future might hold.
Brookdale Senior Living has sued PharMerica, charging that the long-term care pharmacy improperly changed its drug pricing for Brookdale facilities.
Long-term care groups have expressed concern over a recent court ruling that could lead to the formation of "micro-unions" in nursing and assisted living facilities.
Major long-term care provider Kindred Healthcare will split with its current pharmacy partner, PharMerica, and team with the sector's largest pharmacy, Omnicare, at the end of 2013, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As it recovers from a bruising fourth quarter, Kindred Healthcare said it would not renew seven Ventas lease bundles containing 64 facilities in 2013.
Six nursing home companies have been removed from Standard & Poor's Rating Service downgrade watch.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has put all six of its rated for-profit nursing home operators on Credit Watch with a negative outlook.