» Country Villa Health Services, which operates 19 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in California, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Pending class-action lawsuits and cash flow problems led to the filing, chief executive Stephen Reissman told The Wall Street Journal. The company faces seven class action suits, some labor related and some alleging improper care. The company intends to keep its facilities open while it reorganizes.
» The Los Angeles Jewish Home is the recipient of $15 million gift from philanthropist Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer, the nonprofit provider announced in early March. The donation will go toward the $215 million “Keeping the Vision” campaign, which entails construction and remodeling projects and expanded community-based programs.
» Signature HealthCARE and Assisted Living Partners could expand their operations as the city of Nashville seeks to move public long-term care facilities into private hands. The mayor's office has struck a $1.3 million deal with Signature to take over the 260-bed Bordeaux Long-Term Care, while ALP's parent company would take over the 100-bed Knowles Assisted Living for $500,000, according to local reports.