Product News

Dude Solutions acquires Windmill Software

Dude Solutions Inc., a software-as-a-service provider, has bought Windmill Software Inc., including its flagship senior living operations software, TheWorxHub.

Biogen shortens name, raises hopes

Biogen Idec, which was heralded last week for results of an Alzheimer's drug trial, has shortened its name and chosen a new logo. It will now be known as Biogen (Nasdag: BIIB).

Honeywell releases patient monitoring device

Honeywell releases patient monitoring device

Honeywell Life Care Solutions has released a new version of its Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring device.

Avancen introduces medication on demand device

Avancen introduces medication on demand device

Avancen MOD Corporation has introduced the MOD® Medication On Demand Device to the post-acute sphere.

Online Expo begins Wednesday

It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but there's no better sign of spring than the beginning of the McKnight's Online Expo.

PDI launches contest

PDI announced Delivering the Difference, a contest recognizing those who show excellence in helping infection prevention and environmental services teams in healthcare facilities.

Guardian Pharmacy adds EPS, Patient Care Pharmacy Services

Guardian Pharmacy LLC has added Extensive Pharmaceutical Services of Kinston, NC, and Patient Care Pharmacy Services of Port Charlotte, FL.

HHC Finance closes $76M in loans

Housing & Healthcare Finance has closed $76.4 million in loans to refinance the conventional debt on three skilled nursing facilities located in California, the company said.

KeyBank provides $93.75M in loans

KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $93.75 million in Fannie Mae loans to finance a portfolio of four assisted living communities on behalf of NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc., the company announced. NorthStar Healthcare is a public, non-traded REIT.

Granite Investment announces AL buy

Granite Investment Group has acquired a 48-unit assisted living facility in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee, KS.

Vendor News

HCR ManorCare enlists PAC company for management

naviHealth, a post-acute care management company, has announced a partnership with HCR ManorCare.

Extended-release hydrocodone launched

A new extended-release tablet with hydrocodone was launched in the United States at the end of January.

CompanyBriefs for February 2015

» Gentell Inc. announced its Fastcare wound documentation and ordering system now includes Quality Assurance Performance Improvement reporting capabilities. The system helps nursing homes with 24-hour wound care advice. The Fastcare tablet enables teleconferencing with Gentell experts for special situations, officials said.

NQF endorses rehospitalization system

The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced in January.

On the Move

York joins EWA

York joins EWA

Amy York has joined the Eldercare Workforce Alliance as its new executive director.

Mitchell joins board

Mitchell joins board

Keiffer Jackson Mitchell Jr. has joined the Board of Directors at Roland Park Place, a CCRC in Baltimore.

Gould promoted at East Ridge

Gould promoted at East Ridge

Ken Gould is the new director of community operations for East Ridge at Cutler Bay in Florida.

Walters leads Friendship

Walters leads Friendship

Jessica Walters, MHA, LNHA, is the new administrator of Friendship Health and Rehab Center, a 373-bed skilled nursing facility in Roanoke, VA.

Thomas to lead Osborn Home Care

Thomas to lead Osborn Home Care

Michele Thomas is the new Executive Vice President of Osborn Home Care, a business unit stemming out of the New York senior living community.