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John O'Connor

John O'Connor

John is the editorial director, vice president and associate publisher of McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. He joined McKnight's in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was introduced to journalism, late-night bull sessions and many of his closest friends. Before McKnight's, John worked at a weekly newspaper in Chicago. An avid reader and sports fan, he has a weakness for magazines, biographies and almost anything containing chocolate. John lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Layne, and their two children.

Most recent articles by John O'Connor

Providers, are you ready for the fight of your life?

As lawmakers consider the next COVID-19 relief package, a critical hurdle stands in the way: liability protection. At issue is how and whether providers (as well as other businesses, schools and nonprofits) should be insulated against pandemic-related lawsuits. Republicans want a substantial liability shield put in place. Democrats say that’s ridiculous. The possible implications remind…

OSHA has your back – for now

It’s no secret that most operators have been struggling lately. The coronavirus has hammered this field in almost every way possible. Thousands of residents and staff have perished, with the prospect of more to come. The task of finding adequate protective equipment has ranged from being extremely difficult to being virtually impossible. Costs for almost…

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