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Lois A. Bowers

Lois A. Bowers

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

Most recent articles by Lois A. Bowers

McKnight’s 40 for 40: David Schless

The American Seniors Housing Association traces its roots back to the early days of the senior living industry, beginning in 1991 under the auspices of the National Multifamily Housing Council. In 2000, as the senior living industry continued to grow, the group became a separate, independent association. David Schless, ASHA’s president, has led the organization every step of the way for the past 30 years.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Thomas J. DeRosa

Welltower, which consistently earns spots at the top of the American Seniors Housing Association’s ASHA 50 ranking of largest senior living owners and Argentum’s list of biggest REITs, has displayed innovative thinking under Thomas “Tom” DeRosa, who has been CEO since April 2014.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: James Balda

With a background including leadership roles at the National Restaurant Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans, James Balda may not have been the most obvious choice to lead an association representing operators of independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.

Clinical briefs for Friday, Aug. 14

Assisted living prevalence makes Florida attractive for CDC’s COVID vaccine pilot program … National Institute on Aging grant aims to create roadmap for COVID-19 trials in nursing homes … PHI suggests improvements for Biden’s national caregiving plan … Dr. Anthony Fauci doubts Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective … UCSF scientists create an anti-COVID-19 nasal spray … CDC director warns of possible “worst fall” ever if COVID-19 guidelines aren’t followed

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Aug. 13

More than 900 healthcare workers have died of COVID-19; most are people of color … Stay-at-home orders are significantly associated with reduced spread of COVID-19, study finds … Aging memories may not be ‘worse,’ just ‘different’ … Treatment halts memory loss in mice with dementia

Beth Burnham Mace

Meet Beth Burnham Mace, Hall of Honor inductee

Over the past two decades, Beth Burnham Mace’s work has helped turn the senior housing and care sector into a mainstream institutional investment asset class by increasing transparency to a wide range of investors and capital providers.

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