The Ensign Group Inc. ended the year by acquiring five skilled nursing facilities in early December. 

The facilities have a combined 578 skilled nursing beds and 72 assisted living beds.  The move also included the acquisition of four properties in Dallas that are all subject to long-term, triple net leases with purchase options in the fifth year. 

“These new additions strengthen our local clusters and will magnify our ability to provide top quality care to the patients and families we serve,” Ensign CEO Barry Port said in a statement.