An anniversary issue unlike any other
No matter how old you are, you have to agree 25 years of success at anything is impressive. If you're not absolutely sure, the special issue now in your hands should convince you.
To rise to the occasion of the 25th anniversary of McKnight's Long-Term Care News, we've decided to celebrate with an issue unlike any you've seen. While bringing you many of the same features we've been honored for, we're also presenting a package of special coverage that looks backward, forward and sideways.
If you don't learn something new or aren't entertained in some way, I'll personally buy you lunch.
Inside, you'll find our familiar award-winning formula of news and analysis in the first quarter of the magazine. Then, we kick it into another gear, with a little help from some well-placed friends.
Through the years, McKnight's has established an impressive profile around the country. Our "Special contributors" section illustrates just how true this is. Eleven of the nation's most influential policymakers offer their perspectives about the long-term care field. From the White House administration to the highest echelons of Congress to governors' mansions around the country, you get first-person views of long-term care from people who make reality out of visions on a daily basis.
Because toiling in a field – any field of work – for cerain amounts of time can lead to blurred mileposts, we've produced a timeline for the last 25 years in long-term care. We also share highlights of McKnight's coverage over the last quarter century, as assembled by Executive Editor John O'Connor. His insightful look at events through time is eye-opening, whether you've been in the business five years or 50.
We save some of the best for almost last: the winners of the McKnight's LTC News 25th Anniversary Readers' Choice Awards. As readers, you spoke loud and proud, telling us your favorite products and services. Check voting results on pages 34-73.
In those pages, we also take you down memory lane, analyzing the progress and influence of 12 product and service categories over the last 25 years. If you want to know your business better, you've come to the right place.
And, as always, we get you thinking about what lies ahead. Experts in five sub-specialties, as well as for long-term care overall, take a critical look at some challenges and joys expected in the years ahead.
If these long-term care events turn out to be anything like the last 25 years, they're sure to provide plenty of good reading.
James M. Berklan
Editor, McKnight's Long-Term Care News