Staff development report released

Relias Learning has released its 2017 State of Staff Development and Training report.

Two consulting groups combine

Moss Adams LLP, an accounting firm, has absorbed the Rona Consulting Group, which specializes in healthcare.

Order integration announced by tech companies

TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions has announced a real-time work order integration with Caremerge.

Patient engagement solution for post-acute care released

Emmi has announced a suite of solutions for the post-acute market that support better care transitions and community discharge, the Chicago-based company said.

Oak Trace announces redevelopment

Oak Trace, a senior living community in Downers Grove, IL, has announced plans for a major redevelopment.

Nursing facility in Kentucky acquired

Strawberry Fields REIT LLC has bought a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in Louisville, KY, for $21.8 million.

Capital One provides $21.5 million loan

Capital One has provided a $21.5 million fixed-rate HUD 232/223(f) loan to refinance Avantara Long Grove, a 195-bed senior nursing facility in Long Grove, IL.

Lancaster Pollard acquired, will join RED and Boston Financial

ORIX USA acquired Lancaster Pollard on Tuesday (Sept. 12) the companies announced this week.

Wound care market expected to hit $22 billion by 2022

The wound care market is expected to grow 3.7% over the next five years to hit $22.01 billion by 2022, according to a new report.

New nurse call system debuts

New nurse call system debuts

Jeron Electronic Systems Inc. has introduced the Pro-Alert 570 Nurse Call System.

Designs for commercial spaces debut

Designs for commercial spaces debut

Formica Corporation has debuted the SurfaceSet 2018, a new collection of 32 surface designs for commercial spaces, and Plex, a new canvas-like finish.

North Carolina company makes Inc. list

Bulk TV & Internet was ranked 3,564 out of 5,000 organizations on Inc.'s annual 5,000 list.

American Diabetes Association announces partnership

The American Diabetes Association and Good Measures LLC has announced a collaboration around stemming type 2 diabetes.

Health tech company expands to Wisconsin

PatientPing has debuted in Wisconsin in partnership with Bellin Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Green Bay.

StoneGate Senior Living announces program partnership

StoneGate Senior Living said it is partnering with ARKRAY USA Inc. and the Diabetes Store for a new Diabetes Management program.

Centers Health Care buys facility

Centers Health Care has bought Crossings Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Centre in Minoa, NY, along with six other nursing homes, for a total of $85 million, according to local reports.

Ensign buys two SNFS

The Ensign Group has purchased two skilled nursing facilities in Arizona, effective Sept. 1.

Joint partnership announced with CHRISTUS Health

LHC Group and CHRISTUS Health have finalized a partnership across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Georgia, the companies announced.

Tutera set to complete project in 2018

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care in Kansas City broke ground last month on a $21 million Northland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center on 6.2 acres.

Automated dispensing solution debuts

Automated dispensing solution debuts

Turenne PharMedCo has created the ReadyMeds STAT Pack program, powered by Cubex®, as a closed loop automated dispensing solution.

New workforce mobile app debuts

OnShift has announced its new mobile app, OnShift Wallet powered by PayActiv.

Monitoring devices for IVs

ivWatch LLC, which offers continuous monitoring devices for the early detection of peripheral IV infiltrations, has been awarded an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient Inc.

Video technology provider announces Allscripts partnership

Allscripts has chosen Vidyo and its platform for virtual consultations in its FollowMyHealth® patient portal.

New documentation released

Innovaccer Inc. has launched its Clinical Documentation Improvement Solution specific for healthcare organizations.

Nurse call solution for SNFs debuts

Nurse call solution for SNFs debuts

Rauland, a division of AMETEK Inc., has launched the Responder® 5000, an advanced nurse call system.

Workforce management platform expands healthcare sector

Deputy, an Atlanta-based workforce management platform, announced new features for its healthcare sector.

Hebrew SeniorLife affiliates with dental school

Hebrew SeniorLife and Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine signed a new affiliation agreement that will include more training for aspiring dentists in geriatric dental medicine.

Capital One announces $16.3 million SNF loan

Capital One announced a $16.3 million loan to PruittHealth for three skilled nursing facilities and an ICF-MR (Intermediate Care Facility for those with mental retardation) in Georgia, along with a SNF in North Carolina.

New company launched around CMS requirements

RoP Learning launched last week as a company geared to help post-acute care providers meet new federal standards.

Collection kiosks offer medication option

Collection kiosks offer medication option

Stericycle has created Seal&Send Medication MailBack Envelopes and Medication Collection Kiosks to give long-term care facilities new options to dispose of unused or expired medications.

Sport wheelchair added

Sport wheelchair added

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has added the Silver Sport VI Heavy Duty Wheelchair to its Silver Sport Wheelchair Line.

American Heart Association partners with online analytics company

Relias Learning has announced a content-sharing agreement with the American Heart Association.

Tech platform promotes caregiver-family-resident engagement

CarexTech's SMILE program has been implemented in close to 500 senior living communities, with the company promoting that it can increase caregiver-family-resident engagement by 80% or higher within three to four months of implementation.

Medicare Advantage partnership announced

naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, will now manage post-acute care for enrollees in the MVP Health Care Medicare Advantage program, the company announced this month.

LifePlans to be acquired

LTCG, a company that specializes in business processing outsourcing for long-term care insurance, announced this week that it will buy LifePlans Inc., a risk management company for insurers. The acquisition will include the Canadian division of LifePlans LTC Services Inc.

Second Wind Dreams gains another corporate sponsor

Optima Healthcare Solutions announced a partnership with Second Wind Dreams, a non-profit for seniors realizing lifelong dreams.

Berkadia announces $221 million in Brookdale financing

Berkadia announced it had closed $221 million in financing for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. on July 11.

Capital One announces $41 million in senior credit

Capital One has provided a $41.1 million first mortgage and $5 million senior credit facility for Prestige Care in Oregon, the company said.

Lancaster Pollard announces $158 million loan

Lancaster Pollard announced it had assisted Trilogy Health Services refinance 10 senior health campuses in Indiana. The total loan amount of $158.4 million was through the FHA Sec. 232/223 (f) program.

Pinnacle Living announces large expansion in Richmond

Pinnacle Living announced it will use a $50.6 million loan from SunTrust Bank to expand its Richmond, VA, campus.

Four SNFs receive quality improvement grants

UCLA Health announced last week that four Los Angeles County skilled nursing facilities have won the Aidin Grant for Quality Improvement.

Sprint Stretchers introduced

Sprint Stretchers introduced

LINET has debuted its Sprint Stretcher series, which includes a FlexiDrive suspension system.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis gains traction

Treatment for plantar fasciitis gains traction

Mimedx has announced its AmnioFix® injection for treatment of plantar fasciitis, a cause of heel pain, demonstrates had highly significant positive results in a Phase 2B study.

Telemedicine company selected for CMS study

TripleCare, a telemedicine company geared toward skilled nursing facilities, has been selected to participate in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services study evaluating the cost effectiveness of telemedicine utilization in SNFs.

Kidney care company partners with geriatric dialysis provider

NxStage Medical Inc. announced its Kidney Care subsidiary is partnering with Dialyze Direct, a geriatric dialysis provider for SNF patients, in order to better support the needs of Ohio's skilled nursing facilities' population with end stage renal disease.

Company partners with UM Medical School

Long Term Care Innovation Inc. and the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division have announced a strategic partnership.

CHR purchased

Service Management Group purchased Nashville-based Catalyst Healthcare Research effective August 1, allowing it to make a stronger move into healthcare research.

Behavioral health unit added to SNF

Riverdale Nursing Home, a 146-bed facility in the Bronx, NY, has added a new Medical Behavioral Health Unit.

Senior Living Properties refinances eight SNFs

Hunt Mortgage Group will provide a $27.6 million loan to Senior Living Properties LLC

Summit Healthcare REIT acts on 9 SNFS

Summit Healthcare REIT Inc. has acquired an interest in nine skilled nursing facilities in the Northeast, the company said.

HJ Sims completes financing

HJ Sims announced the completion of $43.7 million in financing for Tuscan Gardens at Palm Coast in Palm Coast, FL.

Talyst acquired by Swisslog Healthcare

Swisslog Healthcare has bought West Coast medication management company Talyst.

Project management app integrated

Project management app integrated

Timesheet Mobile has launched Timesheet Mobile Project+, a project management, messaging and task management feature.

ASCP releases platform for education

ASCP releases platform for education

ASCP has launched a new set of tools for pharmacists called SenioRX Solutions, which includes its new Business Skills Certificate Program, online directory, Virtual Pharmacy Network, pathway to BCGP, and focus groups.

Telemedicine company raises $1.5 million in seed financing, aims to double it

Satchel Health has announced the completion of a series seed round of financing, which totals $1.5 million.

LeadingAge launches ageism collaboration with VCU

LeadingAge announced a collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University to develop a video training and discussion guide on ageism.

Recruitment marketing system launched for healthcare organizations

HealthcareSource® has debuted HealthcareSourceRecruitment Marketing℠ to help healthcare organizations find qualified candidates and optimize recruiting practices.

Allure group chooses patient monitoring system

The Allure Group announced it will have the first network of skilled nursing facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn to use the EarlySense contact-free patient monitoring system.

Allscripts to buy Enterprise Information Solutions

Allscripts announced last week it will acquire McKesson Corporation's hospital and health system IT business, Enterprise Information Solutions, for $185 million in cash.

Fentanyl drug screening receives FDA clearance

SEFRIA Fentanyl Urine Enzyme Immunoassay has received 501(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its qualitative detection of fentanyl in urine, Immunalysis Corporation announced last week.

Granite Investment Group acquires memory care facilities

Granite Investment Group recently acquired the Tabor Crest Memory Care Portfolio.

Ohio SNF to open next week

A new skilled nursing facility is set to open in Munroe Falls, OH.

Partnership with Charter Senior Living announced

LifeCenters Communities for Seniors announced Charter Senior Living will be the operator for an upcoming community in Hampton Cove, AL.

Antibiotic stewardship program available for providers

PharMerica has created an antibiotic stewardship program to address core principles by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Datalogic unveils mobile computer

Datalogic unveils mobile computer

Datalogic recently released its new Memor™ X3 HC mobile computer.

New Kinetex products introduced

New Kinetex products introduced

J+ J Flooring Group has introduced Kinetex products called Put a Cork in It and Tri-Plex.

Medical center uses company for post-acute care referrals

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical announced it would use The Right Place, a digital health company, to help place patients in post-acute care facilities more efficiently.

Claims processing interoperable

Change Healthcare announced its ClaimsXten™ and ClaimsXten™ Select are now interoperable with Pegasystems Claims Processing.

Tech partnership announced with STANLEY

LifeAssist Technologies has announced an agreement with STANLEY Healthcare, which has selected its Circura + Rosie SaaS platform for care coordination, content delivery and collaboration for senior care.

Revenue spin-off launched

Health Dimensions Group has separated a division, RevGroup, which will be led by Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey as its CEO.

Real estate tech partnership debuts

Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate firm with a seniors housing division, has partnered with MetaProp NYC, a real estate technology company, to provide global real estate services.

Capital One announces $77.7M loan

Capital One announced it provided $77.7 million in financing to nine senior housing facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.

Physical therapy division receives new name, logo

Five Star Senior Living announced an expansion of rehabilitation and wellness services to senior living communities, along with rebranding with a new name: Ageility Physical Therapy Solutions.

Elmcroft Senior Living selects medication management system

Elmcroft Senior Living selects medication management system

Elmcroft Senior Living has selected ACCUflo as a medication management system for more than half of its senior living communities.

New bariatric locking toilet seat released

New bariatric locking toilet seat released

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has announced a new 5-inch locking raised seat for toilets to its bath safety line.

Last week to enter McKnight's Tech Awards

Don't miss your chance to enter your facility in the McKnight's Technology Awards. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 28.

Citadel Healthcare selects wound management solution

WoundRounds has been chosen to automate wound management for Citadel Healthcare.

Partnership creates security solutions

Connexient and CriticalArc have formed a partnership to integrate Connexient's MediNav Navigator Edition 2.0 with CriticalArc's SafeZone security response and emergency management solution.

Pressure injury company joins IHI/NPSF coalition

Wellsense, which has created a visualization system focused on letting providers see where high pressure exists beneath a patient, has joined the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Safety Coalition.

Updates made for F-tag survey app

Regs-in-A-Flash has updated survey tags on the mobile app to reflect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Regency Gresham receives loan

Regency Gresham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been granted a $12 million fixed-rate HUD 232/223 (f) loan for refinancing from Capital One.

SNF receives $78.4 million loan

Greystone announced last week it had provided a $78.4 million HUD-insured loan to refinance Boro Park Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility in Brooklyn, NY.

Secure Bill Pay acquired

ABILITY® Network has bought Secure Bill Pay, a software system for providers managing their revenue cycle.

New pain device debuts

New pain device debuts

electroCore has announced the commercial launch of gammaCore® , a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator, for acute pain treatment related to cluster headache.

LED lighting fixture released

LED lighting fixture released

MaxLite has released its J-Box Downlight. The LED lighting fixture will add recessed lighting to residential or commercial spaces.

McKnight's Tech Awards deadline extended to July 28

McKnight's Tech Awards deadline extended to July 28

Providers have just over a week left to enter the McKnight's Technology Awards free competition.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announces NHT grants

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has awarded seven grants, for a total of $280,000, to seven Centers for Independent Living as part of its Quality of Life Nursing Home Transition program.

Health Mart introduces product updates

Health Mart, an independent pharmacy franchise, announced new innovations and updates to its products at McKesson ideaShare 2017.

Partnership with hiring platform company announced

Kairos Health Systems has signed an agreement with Vikus Corporation that will allow Kairos members to access Vikus products and services with a group discount.

GA facility opens

Isakson Living recently announced the opening of a health center, Park Springs Health Services. It is located next to Park Springs, the company's continuing care retirement community, in Stone Mountain, GA.

Colorado SNF sold for $5.4 million

Sable Care and Rehabilitation Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in the Denver suburb of Aurora, has been sold for $5.4 million, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors said.

SNF providers acquires three properties

Vero Health Care, LLC, a skilled nursing facility provider, has acquired Vero Health & Rehab of West Roxbury, Mattapan and VFW Parkway in or near Boston.

Time is running out: McKnight's Technology Awards entries due Friday

Time is running out: McKnight's Technology Awards entries due Friday

Providers have until the end of the day on Friday, July 14 to submit their entry to the 2017 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

Thermocompressor released

Thermocompressor released

Spirax Sarco has released its Steam Jet Thermocompressor.

Integra releases chair collection

Integra releases chair collection

Integra Inc. recently released its Summit Lounge chair collection.

Technology partnership announced

Silversphere, known for the ATMOS Emergency Call System, has selected CareServ Technologies to provide mobile devices to clients.

Purdue collaboration announced

Eli Lilly and Company and Purdue University announced a collaboration last week related to life science research.

Future Nurse Scholarship Program announced has created a $2,000 Future Nurse Scholarship Program to support aspiring nursing students.

Distributor added for nurse call

Jeron Electronic Systems has added York Electronic Systems as a distributor.

REIT refinances 3 SNFs

Strawberry Fields REIT announced this week it had closed three HUD guaranteed loans on refinances of skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee.