Avamere Senior Health Care Blog

Gwynn Rucker – Washington Health Care Association Chair – Joins Avamere Health Services

Wilsonville, OR – January 18, 2013 – Gwynn Rucker, the current chair of the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), a highly regarded leader and advocate of long-term care in the state of Washington, has joined Avamere Health Services as a Regional Director of Operations for the Washington and Colorado areas. Rucker brings her extensive background and knowledge to this position having worked in leadership capacities for some of the largest healthcare providers in the state of Washington. Her eight years with WHCA has seen her ascend the ranks where she served as the Vice Chair until 2010, and most recently … Continue reading

News from the Avamere Family of Companies Expansion will boost Pearl’s rehab services

Abstract from The West Linn Tidings, Jan 19, 2012 BY CLIFF NEWELL The Lake Oswego Review, Jan 19, 2012 Thanks to the big new expansion at The Pearl at Kruse Way Rehabilitation Health Center, Lisa Sienkiewicz can now tell people “Yes” instead of “No.” “We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” said Sienkiewicz, who has been the center’s administrator for the past four years. “We started with 29 rehabilitation beds and that remained what we had until last year. “We have eight hospitals partnering with us in all, and so often I would have to say, ‘No, we can’t take … Continue reading

Multiple Avamere Assisted Living Communities Receive National Award

Avamere Family of Companies is proud to announce that have 4 of our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities that are the recipients of the 2011 Bronze Quality Award from AHCA/NCAL. We would like to thank the staff of these Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities for their hard work and commitment that made this award possible. Here are the four senior living communities: Avamere at Hillsboro Avamere at Newberg Avamere at Sandy Avamere at Sherwood The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award has been designed as a progressive three-step process to encourage the continuous learning and development of integrated quality systems … Continue reading

2012 Legislative Session Comes to a Close. Medicaid Cuts Avoided

With a single day left in their constitutionally dictated schedule, the Oregon Legislative Assembly adjourned its 2012 Legislative Session the evening of March 5th. Following final weekend negotiations, legislators met morning, afternoon and evening that week to come to an agreement on the budget and several outstanding issues. Oregon’s long term care delivery system fared significantly better than other program areas in the state budget. Throughout the legislative session, OHCA lobbyists were actively involved in budget deliberations with legislative leaders and the Governor’s staff on recommended strategies to address the Medicaid long term care budget shortfalls. The 2011-2013 budget reconciliation … Continue reading

Avamere Recognized for Leadership

Avamere Family of Companies is recognized for Healthcare Leadership in Oregon Avamere Health Services recognized by Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s top ten most admired healthcare companies Portland, OR (December 20, 2010) – Avamere Health Services, a leading senior care provider in Oregon and Washington, has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal’s 2010 Oregon’s Most Admired Companies survey as one of the top ten companies in the “Health Care” category. The winning companies were determined by a survey sent to 1,800 CEOs and top-level managers throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Criteria included innovation, quality of management, community involvement, … Continue reading