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» Kindred Healthcare Inc. is plan-
                                                                      Planned healthcare complex
ning to expand its long-term care hospital
and nursing home businesses in Texas,
Florida, California, Ohio, Washington
and Indiana, the firm announced.
                                                                      likened to human laboratory
                                                                      By Liza Berger                                                                                                    Walczak noted that he
                                                                      A nursing home developer in                                                                                    wants the institute to provide
» Skilled Healthcare Group Inc.
                                                                      Florida is hoping to build a                                                                                   a new model of nursing home
has bought its 100th nursing home, the

                                                                                                                                             Photo: The Scripps Research Institute
                                                                      200,000-square-foot health-                                                                                    care that would dispel some
company said in December. The 118-bed
                                                                      care center that would pair                                                                                    of the negativity surrounding
facility is located in Davenport, IA. The
                                                                      long-term care with leading                                                                                    these communities.
Foothill Ranch, CA-based chain said it
                                                                      research and new technology,                                                                                      The company’s principals
plans to add one of its Express Recovery
                                                                      according to a report in the                                                                                   are Walczak; his mother,
rehabilitation units to the facility. The
                                                                      Palm Beach Post.                                                                                               Elizabeth Fago; hotelier
purchase price was not disclosed.
                                                                         Pending approval from the                                                                                   William A. Meyer; and devel-
                                                                      town of Jupiter, Palm Health         Dr. Richard A. Lerner heads The                                           oper Steven Tendrich.
» Erie County and Erie County Medi-                                                                        Scripps Research Institute.
                                                                      Partners has plans to construct                                                                                   Fago, who built the Home
cal Center have reached an agreement to
                                                                      the Institute for Healthy Living                                                                               Quality Management chain
build a $105 million nursing home on the
                                                                      on nine acres just east of Scripps   amenities typically only found                                            of nursing homes and sold it
medical center’s campus. Given approval by
                                                                      Florida’s labs at Abacoa. The        in hospitals, Walczak said.                                               in 2007, recently contributed
the state of New York, the facility would be
                                                                      center reportedly would open         These would include a hyper-                                              $1 million to Scripps Florida
financed largely with Medicaid reimburse-
                                                                      in 2012 and cost upwards of          baric chamber to treat pres-                                              resea rch lab. It was her
ment funds. The county and hospital would
                                                                      $50 million, according to Paul       sure ulcers and zero-gravity                                              second $1 million donation to
pay a combined $25 million.
                                                                      Walczak, chief executive of          equipment, the story said.                                                the institute.
                                                                      Palm Health Partners.                   Plans also include a clini-                                               The healthcare center proj-
» Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
                                                                         The development would             cal research center that would                                            ect promises to be “the most
purchased three retirement communities
                                                                      include a 99-bed nursing             allow scientists from Scripps                                             exciting and most innovative
that it previously managed, the assisted
                                                                      home, a 70-bed assisted living       Florida and Florida Atlantic                                              biome
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