Executive Program

The current SNF business environment is very tough: widespread workforce shortages, costs outpacing revenues, and a punitive regulatory environment. LTC 100 is engaging top minds across skilled nursing to share their approaches to overcoming our extraordinarily challenging business environment. The program will address four themes:

  • Operational Optimization: How can we free up staff time, grow margins and boost productivity, especially with new technology?
  • Driving Census: Where is there opportunity to move the needle on census and top line revenue growth (short and long stay)?
  • Staffing: How can we attract more of our country’s current and future workforce so we can meet demand (and fill more beds)?
  • Advocacy: What lessons can we learn from other providers’ initiatives to improve SNFs' image and lobbying effectiveness?

LTC 100's Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Achieving our mission and vision demands a unique set of perspectives and ideas.  We are committed to showcasing content and creating communities where all forms of diversity contribute to the richness of our customer and employee experience.

Education Attire: Business Casual

Sunday, May 21

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Welcome Lunch

12:00 - 5:00 PM

Recreation 

Your choice of: Sunday at the Pool, Town of Celebration Bike Tour, Death by Chocolate or Pickleball.

  • Casual Attire
  • Recreation is complimentary and included in your attendance fee
  • Registered spouses/guests can also join in recreation

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Sunset Reception

  • Resort Casual Attire

Monday, May 22

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Navigating SNF Headwinds Ahead

Against a paradoxical backdrop of continued-high SNF valuations combined with historically challenging business conditions, our opening panel will weigh in on four questions:

  • What is your forecast for SNF operating conditions over the coming 18 months: margins, occupancy and staffing?
  • We foresee increased SNF business failures – how about actual closures?
  • How are REIT-SNF relationships and typical lease terms changing?
  • Given some SNF operators’ expected “bad behavior,” can we inoculate our organizations from potential collateral damage (i.e., image or more punitive regulations)?
Mike Bowden

Mike BowdenVP InvestmentsLTC REIT

James Callister

James CallisterChief Investment OfficerCareTrust REIT

David Ellis

David EllisManaging DirectorLTC 100

Stephen Monroe

Stephen MonroePartner & Managing EditorIrving Levin Associates

8:50 - 9:30 AM

Keynote
ReCulturing: Roadmap to Retention Starts with Leadership

Melissa Daimler’s modern definition of culture is more of a verb than a noun. Culture is not something we have, but rather something we do, and her powerful ReCulturing framework will show how SNF leaders can directly drive strong culture - and ultimately long term hiring and retention success - through three key elements:

  • Understanding the behaviors expected throughout your organization.
  • Identifying the systems that help sustain those behaviors.
  • Shaping practices that integrate “why you work” into the employee experience.

You'll hear real-life stories of what has and hasn't worked at influential companies, including Melissa's own experiences at Adobe, Twitter, and WeWork.

Melissa Daimler is the Chief Learning Officer of Udemy, a leading online learning and teaching platform. She is evolving the company's approach to learning, and culture. Prior to Udemy, she led HR for a fast-growing startup, and created learning and organizational development functions for Adobe, Twitter and WeWork.

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 - 11:55 AM

Lincoln Playbook
Elevating the SNF Profession Among the Next Generation 
 

Through original research, interviews and analysis, LTC 100 is developing a playbook for how SNFs can most effectively elevate the SNF profession among teenagers.   

Part I: Best Messaging

How can we elevate and “sell” the profession of senior care versus retail, fast food or other employment opportunities that today’s youth are more naturally familiar with? What is it about long term care that is most meaningful and rewarding? What can we do to elevate the career paths we offer? How can this be communicated in quick sound bites and videos for today’s social media world?

Nathan Jones

Nathan JonesFounderDash Media

Dean Palombaro

Dean PalombaroExecutive DirectorJennings Center for Older Adults

Part II: High School Focus Group - Recruiting Gen Z

Ever wondered what juniors and seniors are thinking about jobs and careers during and after high school? What is most important to them – pay, type of work, benefits, teamwork, career opportunities? How do they hear about competitive job opportunities now? If they were interested in senior care as a job/profession, how would they recommend we “sell” it to them? We'll give you those answers, plus, you'll hear from LTC operators who have successfully implemented high school  recruiting programs who will share their lessons learned.

Valerie Burke

Valerie BurkeChief Philanthropy OfficerGoodwin Living

Todd Kiziminski

Todd KiziminskiVP Talent AcquisitionTrilogy Health Services

Cara Silletto

Cara SillettoPresident & Chief Retention OfficerMagnet Culture

11:55 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Playbook for More Effective SNF Advocacy

This session is aimed to enhance SNF providers’ influence in policy. Walking through several highly successful case studies, we will give you playbooks of the steps providers took on these advocacy campaigns, including state-level, federal-level and overall industry image.

Steve Ford

Steve FordSVP Policy & Reimbursement Virginia Health Care Association

Steven Littlehale

Steven LittlehaleChief Innovation OfficerZimmet Healthcare Services Group

Max Mason

Max MasonChief Strategy Officer Principle LTC

Matt McGinty

Matt McGintyChief Revenue OfficerIntelyCare

Renee Pruzansky

Renee Pruzansky CEOChoiceCare Management

Robert Schoenfeld

Robert Schoenfeld President & CEOFL HC Management

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Caregiver Retention Case Study

The level of caregiving your employees provide family and friends, outside of work, is impacting you and your employees in measurable ways - from increasing staff turnover to creating real barriers to filling vacant positions. Majestic Care partnered with ARCHANGELS to strategically deliver the ARCHANGELS platform, including the Caregiver Intensity IndexTM , to their Care Team members. They designed and implemented data-driven engagement and support strategies with measurable top and bottom-line results, including:

  • Reduction in agency spend 
  • Reduced call-ins  
  • Increased retention
  • Data driven benefit package enhancements
  • Increased use of telehealth
Alexandra Drane

Alexandra DraneCo-Founder & CEOARCHANGELS

Bernie McGuiness

Bernie McGuinessCEOMajestic Care

2:35 - 2:55 PM

C-Suite Takeaways

Top executives reflect on their biggest takeaways from the program so far in the areas of leadership, elevating the SNF profession, and advocacy.

Steve Carr

Steve CarrChief Strategy OfficerCenters Health Care

Carl Tabor

Carl TaborPresidentAvamere Living Skilled Nursing

Kimberly Townsend

Kimberly Townsend President & CEO Loretto

3:00 - 4:40 PM

Speed Meetings

These efficient, rapid format meetings (just 8-minutes) connect you with innovative, high-quality companies. You’ll potentially find a valuable new solution partner, and quickly gain some fresh insights from what they’re seeing across their provider clients as we navigate these tough operating conditions. LTC 100 partners represent the cream of the crop of solution companies, and include market leaders and emerging companies you might not know about. You'll receive a schedule of the partners who have selected to meet with you the week before LTC 100.

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Vintage Florida Dinner

The Ritz’s exquisite outdoor lawn offers the perfect setting for a trip down memory lane as we celebrate LTC 100’s 25th anniversary.

  • Resort Casual Attire

Tuesday, May 23

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Eight BIG SNF Ideas for Census, Recruitment & Retention

SNFs are becoming one of the most innovative sectors in healthcare today. We’ve scoured the SNF landscape to find the eight most out-of-the-box innovations taking shape right now. Quick ten-minute presentations, including how to replicate this innovation yourself. Come and get inspired! 

  • Win-win hospital partnership: they get guaranteed access to your post acute beds, you get guaranteed access to their staff.
  • Recruiting the next generation via an untapped pool – your employees’ high school kids.
  • Convert Medicaid beds into private pay SNF-level Alzheimer’s care.
  • Develop specialty units at scale - partner with all local health systems and a payor to guarantee volume.
  • Tap into a burgeoning immigrant pool – offer citizenship approval process help.
  • Partner with a behavioral health hospital to convert a wing - using shared staff.
  • Regulatory Game Change: Get CMS and your state to become cooperative, not punitive.
  •  Become a chronic care management company outside your four walls– via a C-SNP.
Valerie Burke

Valerie BurkeChief Philanthropy OfficerGoodwin Living

Armando Guzman

Armando GuzmanVP Population HealthCantex Continuing Care Network

Cheri Kauset

Cheri KausetVP Business DevelopmentMission Health Communities

Scott LaRue

Scott LaRuePresident & CEO ArchCare

Matt Strange

Matt StrangeChief Strategy OfficerHill Valley Healthcare

Jon-Paul Venoit

Jon-Paul VenoitPresident & CEOMasonicare

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 - 11:05 AM

A New Dawn for Payor Contracts?

The combination of surplus hospital capacity along with SNF staffing shortages means there’s more discharge volume than we can handle – a situation, paradoxically, that’s giving SNFs new-found leverage. Payers want guaranteed access to our beds? Great, we need better rates. Let’s talk. We'll analyze current discharge trends and showcase successfully negotiated arrangements – including advantageous reimbursement – with MA Plans, MCOs and health systems. 

Tim Craig

Tim CraigSVP Payers, Investment & TechnologyLTC 100

Matt Berg

Matt BergCEOLeadingChoice Network

George Sauers

George Sauers Chief Managed Care/ Strategy Officer, Rockport & Founder, PACP

Matt Strange

Matt StrangeChief Strategy OfficerHill Valley Healthcare

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Opportunity Knocks

We’ll give you the latest in four proven opportunity areas for SNFs to grow revenues and margins. 

11:10 – 11:30 am
I-SNPs
The latest alternative ways for SNFs to enter into an I-SNP, with the pros, cons and ROI of each.

  • Speakers To Be Announced

11:10 - 11:30 am
Top Ten Margin Enhancers​​
A top 10 list of the most effective additional revenue and cost cutting enhancers.

Darrin Hull

Darrin HullEVP Consulting ServicesHealth Dimensions Group

11:35 am – 12:00 pm
Long Term Care ACOs
A growing, alternative way to enter into risk, typically all upside shared savings. We will feature a case study.

Brendan McNamara

Brendan McNamaraCEO, Telemedicine Sound Physicians

Corinne Perry

Corinne PerryCNOSun Mar Healthcare

11:35 am – 12:00 pm
Dialysis
Comparing and contrasting the two major renal care options: financials, startup costs, and operational keys to success.

Richard Fatzinger

Richard FatzingerSr. Director Skilled Nursing Dialysis Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA)

Brent Wilson

Brent WilsonNew Business Market Leader/Executive Director The Ensign Group

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Post Acute Pioneers & Disruptors

We’ll feature innovative new companies in the post acute ecosystem who will describe their models, relationships with payers, and the partnership opportunity for SNFs including census and revenue.

  • High-acuity, SNF-level care in the home
  • Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • Additional topics to be announced
Fred Bentley

Fred Bentley Managing DirectorATI Advisory

Ryan Cowser

Ryan Cowser National Account Director, Post AcuteOutset Medical

Ken Kim, MD

Ken Kim, MDChief Clinical & Innovation Officer CareConnectMD

Robert Moskowitz,MD

Robert Moskowitz,MDChief Medical OfficerContessa

Robert Schreiber, MD

Robert Schreiber, MD VP, National Medical Director of Care Model StrategymyPlace Health

1:55 - 2:30 PM

The Ensign Way

Despite adverse business conditions, Ensign continues to produce stellar operating results – the best by far of all large SNF operators. How do they do it?  Fundamentally, from three core principles:  a singular Ensign culture, a radically decentralized operating structure, and an incredible emphasis on leadership training. Spoiler alert: the LTC 100 community can infuse their own business models with some of Ensign’s “unconventional” methods.

David Ellis will interview Glenn Matthews, CEO of Quorum Ventures on their successful model. Quorum Ventures is comprised of the Service Center support and ancillary divisions of Ensign: Quorum Services (HR, compliance, legal) and four ancillary divisions – mobile radiology, respiratory therapy, Emergency and non-emergency transportation and bed side dialysis.

David Ellis

David EllisManaging DirectorLTC 100

Glenn Matthews

Glenn MatthewsCEOQuorum Ventures (an Ensign affiliated entity)

2:30 - 5:15 PM

Recreation

Your choice of: Afternoon at the Pool, Ritz-Carlton Spa Massage, Art of BBQ, or Kayaking on Shingle Creek.

  • Casual Attire
  • Recreation is complimentary and included in your attendance fee
  • Registered spouses/guests can also join in recreation

6:30 - 10:00 PM

Casino Night Reception & Dinner

Roll the dice and throw down your royal flush! Everyone's a winner at our lively reception and dinner.

  • Cocktail Attire (Jacket for men; Dressy for women)

Wednesday, May 24

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:20 AM

C-Suite Takeaways

LTC 100 executives reflect on their biggest takeaways from the program in the areas of crazy ideas, opportunities, managed care and disruptors.

Tim Fields

Tim Fields CEO & Co-FounderIgnite Medical Resorts

Eli Gunzburg

Eli GunzburgCEOProvidence Healthcare Management

Melissa Powell

Melissa PowellCOOGenesis HealthCare

8:20 - 10:00 AM

Operational Optimization: A Technology & Innovation Showcase 

We’re vetting technology companies across post-acute care with standout solutions to boost SNF productivity.  These companies, joined with their provider clients, will describe their technologies and how they simplify processes, free up staff time and grow margins.   

Provider Speakers To Be Announced: Each presentation will include a provider co-speaker who will share their experience and applicability to SNFs.​​​​

Reverence Care
AI-powered scheduling engine that reduces dropped shifts and improves retention.​​​​​

Lee Teslik

Lee TeslikFounder & CEOReverence Care

Hucu.AI
Patient-centered messaging that provides real-time risk-stratification and reduces staff burnout.​​​

Asif Khan

Asif KhanCo-Founder & CEOHucu.AI

Tim Martinez

Tim MartinezCo-Founder & CEOMPAC Healthcare

SinguLab
Turn-key onsite lab and medication management services driving clinical improvement.​​​

Jason Fisher

Jason FisherEVPSinguLab

Tina Buckley

Tina BuckleyRisk Management, Workplace Safety & Health Americare Senior Living

Constant Therapy
Speech and cognition therapy, driven by machine learning and AI.​​​​​

Veera Anantha

Veera AnanthaCEO & Co-FounderConstant Therapy

Serviam Care Network
A technology platform and network services to operationalize value-based care.​​​​​

Andy Eby

Andy EbyCaregiver & Co-PresidentBickford Senior Living

Inspiren
An automated patient monitoring system that analyzes behavioral data and produces meaningful insights.​​​​

Michael Wang

Michael WangFounder & CEOInspiren

DIH Technology 
Bringing robotic technology into the SNF space to increase staff efficiency and patient outcomes.​

Mat Thengil

Mat ThengilChief Therapy OfficerIgnite Medical Resorts

Robert Heitz National Accounts ManagerDIH Technology