News & Events

As industry thought leaders, the Health Dimensions Group team is often featured in news publications, as well as speaking at and attending conferences and events. Check back often or follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest HDG news and events.

HDG in the News

2020

“Health Dimensions Group names Sharon Thole executive vice president of operations” – McKnight’s Senior Living

“Operators Greet Nursing Home Covid Testing Initiative With Cautious Optimism, Pointed Questions” – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

“Operators Greet Nursing Home COVID Testing Initiative with Cautious Optimism, Pointed Questions” – Skilled Nursing News

“Covid-19 Opened the Telehealth Floodgates, But Barriers Remain in Senior Living” – Senior Housing News

“Provider COVID-19 relief funds now to be based on 2018 patient revenue” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“COVID-19 pandemic sharpens focus on long-term care” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Hospice Providers Weigh-In on Diminishing Nursing Home Restrictions” – Hospice News

“What Leaders Want from Federal Commission on Nursing Home Safety, Quality Post-COVID” – Skilled Nursing News

“CMS considers reopening nursing homes as experts urge caution” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Strategies to Maintain Staff-Resident Relationships During Times of High Turnover” – iAdvance Senior Care

“Coronavirus Put People Out Of Work. Senior Living Providers Want to Hire Them” – Senior Housing News

“Hospices Struggle to Access Patients in Nursing Homes Amid Pandemic” – Hospice News

“Push to Suspend Visits at Nursing Homes Grows: Once Test Results Arrive, ‘It May Be Too Late’” – Skilled Nursing News

“The Real Truth of PDPM: HDG Provides Early Learnings for Senior Leadership” – LeadingAge MN

“Witherell budget revised in aim to shrink deficit” – Greenwich Time

“Another deficit looms for Witherell as questions about its future continue” – Greenwich Time

“Health Dimensions Group Adopts primeVIEW Performance Dashboard to Advance Skilled Nursing and Senior Living Operations” – Prime Care Technologies

“The Nathaniel Witherell – Past and Future” – Greenwich Free Press

“Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes” – LeadingAge MN

“Witherall Focuses on New Management as Uncertainty Remains” – Greenwich Time

“Health Dimensions Group names Sharon Thole SVP of Operations” – McKnight’s Senior Living

“Health Dimensions Group Names Executive Director in Iowa” – Senior Housing News

“Health Dimensions Group Hires Senior Vice President of Operations” – Senior Housing News

“Senior Living Trends: Prepare for Historic Changes in 2020” – McKnight’s Senior Living News

2019

“2020 Election Cycle Could Mean ‘Active Policy Environment’ For Providers” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Trends that will Shape Senior Care in 2020” – Advisor

“Business People: Amber Rogotzke Promoted” – Pioneer Press

“Getting wider, not bigger: An investment and planning recipe for survival before the big senior wave” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“People in the News– McKnight’s Senior Living

“Business People – Kathy Karr has been promoted to vice president of consulting services “- Pioneer Press

“As Medicare Advantage Plans Slowly Migrate from RUG to PDPM, Providers Must Avoid Lost Payments” – Skilled Nursing News

“Transactions & Financings: Brookdale’s $160M Credit Facility; Westmont Living’s $58M Acquisition” – Retirement Community Living

“Business People – Sarah Friede has been promoted to senior director of recruitment and placement services” – Pioneer Press

“Health Dimensions Group to manage six new care communities” – Aitkin Age

“‘CMS is Watching’: Changing Therapy Patterns Raise Concerns About Skilled Nursing Audits, Care Quality” – Skilled Nursing News

“Tom Stitt has been named vice president of consulting services” – HFMA

“PDPM Kick-off Sparks Layoffs” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“PDPM’s arrival brings reports of therapist layoffs, cuts” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Providers still scrambling to adjust as PDPM officially arrives” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Health Dimensions Group adds eight communities to portfolio?” – Senior Housing News

“Can million-dollar lifelines stop nursing homes from closing?” – Marketplace Morning Report

“How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Prepare for — and Avoid — Medicare Audits Under PDPM” – Skilled Nursing News

“Business People – Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey Named Senior Living Leader” – Pioneer Press

“Business People – Darrin Hull named EVP, Consulting” – Pioneer Press

“PDPM Could Create Risk-Sharing Opportunities, Headaches for Skilled Nursing” – Skilled Nursing News

“Payment Overhauls to Bring SNFs, Home Health Providers Closer Together” –  Regent Cares

“Skilled Nursing Dealmakers Could Be Overlooking PDPM’s Potential for ‘Biggest Year’ in Decades” – Skilled Nursing News

“Payment Overhauls to Bring SNFs, Home Health Providers Closer Together” – Home Health Care News

“People in the News” – McKnight’s Senior Living

“Where to Focus Your Efforts with PDPM Preparedness” – Elite Learning

“Despite Relief, PDPM Could Create Medicaid Headaches for Skilled Nursing Operators” – Skilled Nursing News

“‘All Systems Are Go’ at CMS for PDPM, But Not All Providers Are Ready” – Skilled Nursing News

“New management at Atrium of Racine, sale possible” – The Journal Times

“Top nursing home lobbying group calls for exemption from proposed $35K overtime threshold” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls Receives High Rating” – The Chippewa Herald

“Recognizing the 2019 Senior Living Leaders Under 40” – Senior Living Executive

“CMS Moves to Slow PDPM’s Impact on Medicaid Rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities” – Skilled Nursing News

“‘Unreasonable’ to Think Therapy Patterns Won’t Change Under PDPM” – Skilled Nursing News

“CMS expands what’s covered by Medicare Advantage, hoping to address social determinants of health” – McKnights’ Long-Term Care News

“As PDPM Nears, Providers Can’t Rely on Sunny CMS Projections to Succeed” – Skilled Nursing News

“Big rise: More than 43,000 jobs open in long-term care as leaders plot” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Why SNFs better start talking with the hospital down the street, or risk getting left in the dust” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“CMS Spells Out Expanded Skilled Nursing Waiver Requirements for ACOs” – Skilled Nursing News

“Opportunity and Crisis: Skilled Nursing Leaders Make Their Top Predictions for 2019” – Skilled Nursing News

“25 Nursing Trends We Expect to See in 2019” – Carson-Newman University

2018

“Despite Relief, PDPM Could Create Medicaid Headaches for Skilled Nursing Operators” – Skilled Nursing News

“4 trends that will affect senior living operators in 2019” – McKnight’s Senior Living

“Aging services experts highlight 11 long-term care trends for 2019” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Facing Declining Census, Struggling SNFs Turn to Assisted Living, Home Health”– Skilled Nursing News

“Adapt or Shut Down: How Smaller, Rural SNFs Can Ride Out the Storm” – Skilled Nursing News

“Atrium Health and Senior Living and its Lender Agree on Appointment of Receiver for Orderly Transition of 32 Wisconsin-Based Care Centers and 1 Michigan-Based Care Center to New Operators” – Press Release

“CMS Sends Message with Quick PDPM Approval: Change is Coming Fast” – Skilled Nursing News

“Theisen promoted at HDG” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“People in the News” – McKnight’s Senior Living

“CMS Grants Skilled Nursing $820 Million Raise in Final Payment Rule” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Tweaks to Bundled Payment Model Open Up New Skilled Nursing Opportunities” – Skilled Nursing News

“CEO transition a family affair at Health Dimensions Group” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“The Role of the Post-Acute Care Provider in CMS’ New Voluntary Payment Opportunity”– LeadingAge MN

“Movers and Shakers” – Senior Housing News

“Introducing Health Dimensions Group’s New CEO Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey”

“Payments Will Rise for Most Providers Under New Model, But Some Could Suffer” – Skilled Nursing News

“How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Control Their Bundled Payment Destiny” – Skilled Nursing News

“Specialization, Hospital Partnerships Can Boost Rural Skilled Nursing Facilities” – Skilled Nursing News

“Business People” – Star Tribune

“Business People” – Twin Cities Pioneer Press

“Movers and Shakers” – Senior Housing News

“2018 Will Bring Significant Financial and Regulatory Changes” – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

“Perspectives on Aging, Care and Planning” – Advisor Magazine

Events

August 2020

8/19 – LeadingAge MN Virtual Connect Conference
Cindy Olson will be presenting.

September 2020

9/1, 9/3, 9/9 – LeadingAge NY Financial Managers Conference
Brian Ellsworth will be presenting.

9/16 – 9/18 – LeadingAge MN Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum
Darrin Hull and Sharon Thole will be in attendance.

9/22 – 9/24 – Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference
Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey will be presenting. Cindy Olson and Colin Higgins will be attending.