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Angela Amar Named Dean of UNLV School of Nursing

The UNLV Workplace of the Executive Vice President and Provost called Angela Amar the next dean of the university’s School of Nursing, effective January 1, 2018.

Amar is presently associate dean for undergraduate research studies and primary variety officer of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta where she leads all undergraduate programs, consisting of pre-nursing courses and accelerated programs, for over 500 students. As dean for the UNLV School of Nursing, Amar will lead one of the university’s longest running programs that informs nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate students each year within four degree programs.

“Angela is an effective leader, an award-winning author, and an accomplished scientist,” said Diane Chase, UNLV executive vice president and provost. “She brings with her fantastic enthusiasm and wonderful ideas for ways to move our School of Nursing forward. We aspire to welcome her to UNLV.”

In her role at Emory University, Amar redesigned the school’s undergraduate curriculum to include courses in population health, ambulatory care, and palliative care; and grew pre-requisite courses that enlist an extra 250 trainees each year. She also led modifications that helped enhance pass rates for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) from 77 percent to 96 percent.

Prior to signing up with Emory, Amar was the program director for the Advanced Forensic Nursing Program at Boston College from 2008 to 2012, throughout which time she also served as a tenured associate teacher at the William F. Connell School of Nursing.

Amar’s medical specializeds are adult mental health and forensic nursing. She has actually devoted her career to boosting diversity in nursing management and to improving care and assistance for survivors of violence and injury when they get in the health care system. Her research study focuses on preventing dating violence and violence versus females, which has actually been moneyed by multiple federal government firms and foundations. Her work has actually appeared in more than 50 peer-reviewed posts and book chapters. Throughout 2016, Amar received book-of-the-year honors from the American Journal of Nursing for A Practical Overview Of Forensic Nursing, which she co-authored.

As dean of the UNLV School of Nursing, Amar stated that she prepares to continue advancing programs that promote evidence-based practice and long-lasting knowing, foster leadership, and boost diversity within the profession.

“Nursing education is fundamental to enhancing the access to and quality of health care,” Amar stated. “As our nation’s demographics shift, supplying a path for lifelong learning and opportunities for smooth shift to greater degree programs will be necessary to helping nurses satisfy the needs of a progressively varied population, function as leaders, and advance research. This is in best positioning with UNLV’s Top Tier objectives. I anticipate working with trainees, faculty, staff, alumni, and School of Nursing management to advance the school’s neighborhood effect, education and top-notch medical programs.”

Amar will replace Carolyn Yucha, who is retiring after leading the School of Nursing as its dean since 2004.

Learn more about the UNLV School of Nursing.

Landlords Force Proficient Nursing Center Operator Fortis Management Group into Receivership

Landlords have actually reached a consensual contract to have actually a receiver appointed for Fortis Management Group, which defaulted on master leases this past spring covering 65 healthcare centers in the upper Midwest, becominig the current post-acute/skilled nursing operator injured by a difficult operating environment.

Milwaukee lawyer Michael S. Polsky of Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & & Polsky was called as receiver. Polsky has actually kept Focus Management Group USA Inc. as a monetary consultant and operations consultant during the receivership procedure.

“We have figured out that the most effective method to stabilize the company is to seek appointment of a receiver who will presume all duty for running the business and put it in a stronger position for transition to brand-new operators,” said a Fortis spokesman.

Milwaukee-based Fortis’ 65 facilities are located in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

Fortis defaulted on its master leases in March when it failed to make minimum rent payments amounting to $2.3 million. It cannot pay again in April and July, according to receivership papers submitted in the case. In addition, the filings explained Fortis’s service as now being insolvent.

Fortis Management Group was formed to manage retirement home offered by Extendicare Inc., a nursing home chain based in Markham, Ontario, in 2015 to an investor group led by Development Capital LLC, an Atlanta-based personal investment company, and an affiliate of Dubai-based Safanad Inc., also a financial investment company. Development Capital formed separate LLCs as property owner for each of the centers.

Fortis is the latest post-acute/skilled nursing operator to suffer severe setbacks. In June, Quality Care Characteristic (NYSE: QCP) reported that its primary occupant, competent nursing center operator HCR ManorCare Inc., defaulted on its master lease. Quality Care has actually demanded complete payment of back due lease of $79.6 million.

If HCR cannot create the payment it would activate an occasion of default requiring payment of an extra roughly $265 million of delayed rent and allow Qaulity Care lessors to end the master lease and designate a receiver.

Quality Care pointed out numerous continuous difficulties dealing with the post-acute/skilled nursing sector, including:

A shift away from a traditional cost for service model to brand-new managed care models with decreased payments and lengths of stays, especially handled Medicare plans;
Increased competition from alternative health care services such as home-based health agencies and lifecare in your home, community-based service programs, along with increased offered senior housing, retirement home and convalescent centers;
Increased regulatory examination on government reimbursements.

While Quality Care stated it expects the post-acute/skilled nursing operating environment to stay tough in the near term, it thinks long-lasting market trends could benefit service providers that survive the existing health care services shakeout, pointing out the growing elderly population, expected increases in aggregate experienced nursing expenditures and supply restrictions in the experienced nursing sector due to certificate of requirement requirements and other barriers to entry.

While development of brand-new skilled-nursing centers has actually slowed as a result of the new payment processes and market uncertainty, some are still being constructed. For example, Houston-based Medistar Corp. began building on a brand-new 60,000-square-foot care facility in Humble, TX. The facility will consist of 104 total beds, consisting of 70 beds of proficient nursing focusing on short-term rehab care, 18 beds of assisted living and 16 beds of memory care. Building is expected to be finished in 2018.


Kindred To Divest Knowledgeable Nursing Center Service

Making great on its choice last winter to get out of the skilled nursing center company, Louisville-based Kindred Health care Inc. (NYSE: KND)signed a definitive agreement with affiliates of BlueMountain Capital Management to sell that service for $700 million in money.

The sale consists of the realty or operation of 89 nursing centers with 11,308 licensed beds and seven helped living facilities with 380 licensed beds, which collectively have 11,500 workers in 18 states.

BlueMountain Capital is an alternative property manager based in New York and London with $22 billion of assets under management.

As previously disclosed, 36 of the proficient nursing centers are currently leased from Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), and Kindred has an alternative to acquire the homes from Ventas for aggregate factor to consider of $700 million.

As part of the sale to BlueMountain, Kindred will pay Ventas the allocable portion of the $700 million purchase price and Ventas will communicate the real estate to BlueMountain.

“Exiting the skilled nursing center business, in its totality, has been a long-stated goal of our business,” said Benjamin A. Breier, CEO of Kindred. “After more than 20 years of nursing center operations, this announcement clears the way to closing that chapter of Kindred’s story, and turning the page to the future of integrated post-acute care.”

Ventas Chairman Debra A. Cafaro said following the sale that lease from experienced nursing facilities will be only 1% of its total organisation.

Kindred anticipates that the combination of the cash earnings, prepared for working capital liquidation, tax benefits, kept properties and other items will result in approximate overall worth to Kindred of $910 million.

Exiting the proficient nursing center organisation is anticipated to increase Kindred’s annual capital by $20 million to $30 million, in part from a reduction of its annual rent responsibilities by $88 million, Stephen D. Farber, CFO of Kindred, stated.

The transaction is subject to popular conditions to closing. Kindred expects that the closings will happen in phases and that all of the closings will be finished by year end.

Guggenheim Securities is functioning as monetary consultant to Kindred. Polsinelli PC is functioning as legal consultant and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & & Hamilton LLP is serving as unique counsel to Kindred.