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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

One on One with McKnight’s

[PARTNER CONTENT] Senior living and care operators can battle the coronavirus threat even better by watching this special One on One with McKnight’s video interview with BD Integrated Diagnostics Solutions Worldwide Medical Director for Molecular Diagnostics Jeff Andrews, M.D. BD’s Veritor-Plus rapid point-of-care antigen testing device is in more than 11,000 nursing homes around the country and has the potential to make a huge difference in dealing with COVID-19.

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Women of Distinction 2020: Akia Blandon

Akia Blandon, vice president of clinical services at Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center in the Bronx, NY, shares when she knew eldercare was right for her, the advice she has for those interested in entering the field, what it means to her to be named a McKnight’s Women of Distinction honoree, what her biggest accomplishment is, and how mentors have shaped her career.

United Methodist Communities appoints Rayha VP of operations

David S. Rayha has been hired as vice president of operations at Neptune, NJ-based United Methodist Communities, effective Nov. 16. He will have strategic oversight and management of UMC’s four full-service communities.  Rayha brings more than 34 years of experience in management and senior level leadership experience in long-term care to his new role. He…

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.

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