»Ziegler research highlights home-based primary care needs

A white paper from specialty investment bank Ziegler addresses the market demand characteristics that create the need for home-based primary care. 

Authors consider the changing demographics that have led to the largest elderly homebound population in U.S. history as well as the push to the lowest cost of care settings that has already resulted in favorable conditions for home- and community-based services. Rapidly developing technology, including the pending ascent of telemedicine and the consumerization of healthcare, are additional factors setting the stage for home-based primary care.

»Lancaster Pollard discloses senior living team promotions

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company, a division of ORIX Real Estate Capital (OREC), recently announced several promotions to expand its seniors housing and healthcare production team. Aaron Becker is the chief production officer and East team leader for the firm. Fellow Lancaster Pollard veterans Casey Moore, Doug Harper and Quintin Harris also expanded their leadership roles, with Moore and Harper leading the West, and Harris leading the Midwest.

In the East, Michael Blackwell has joined Becker’s team and will be responsible for coverage in the Northeast market. In the Midwest, Brad Granger, Kevin Laidlaw and Adam Walter have joined the team led by Harris. 

Thirteen-year Lancaster Pollard veteran Kevin Laidlaw was named a director in seniors and healthcare production and will be based in Chicago.

Adam Walter, vice president, will also be expanding his role to include origination efforts for clients in the Midwest. In the Western region, Justin LeBell has joined the seniors housing and healthcare team as an assistant vice president.

»Capital Funding Group posts record first half in financing

Baltimore-based Capital Funding Group (CFG) posted a record $600 million in financing over the first half of 2020. The company said it had closed 27 bridge-to-HUD loans, 23 HUD loans and six lines of credit.

»One Equity Partners, Silverfern Group acquire AMT 

One Equity Partners and The Silverfern Group purchased American Medical Technologies in late August.

One Equity Partners is a middle market private equity firm with a focus on the industrial, healthcare and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The Silverfern Group is a global middle-market investment management firm.

AMT is a leading independent provider of wound care programs for long-term care facilities in the United States. Its programs include bedside clinical education, advanced dressings and enabling technologies, designed to facilitate positive clinical and risk management outcomes. AMT has been providing services since 1994 and currently helps more than 250,000 residents annually in over 6,250 facilities.

“Our skilled nursing home customers, along with the rest of the long-term care industry, are navigating through challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sam Muppalla, CEO of AMT. “This acquisition will secure our ability to serve our customers and afford us the opportunity to create more value for them through innovation.”

»Cardinal Health promotes disposable NPWT systems

Cardinal Health says its disposable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) systems are a single-patient use solution that help minimize the risk of cross-contamination. The therapy systems, which include around-the-clock support, enable all staff and patients to take part in their operation.

Cardinal’s PRO to GO Kit is a complete kit which includes a device with 10 days of therapy, three dressing kits, two canisters and a carry case.

»New findings about NPWT and post-pregnancy infection risks

NPWT does not appear to lower the risk of infection in post-pregnancy in overweight females, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers said recently. Study findings in JAMA concluded infection rates were not going down as a result of NPWT application.