Dr. Elizabeth Burns, Chief Medical Officer, The Avamere Family of Companies

April 21, 2020


For Immediate Release: 4/21/2020

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – The Avamere Family of Companies, a collection of senior healthcare service organizations, welcomed Elizabeth Burns, MD, Chief Medical Officer, on April 13, 2020.

This is a new position for the company as part of their Quality Priority, a focus on increasing quality care and quality patient and resident experiences.

“I am thrilled to welcome our first-ever chief medical officer to Avamere,” stated Rick Miller, CEO of The Avamere Family of Companies. “This new role plays a key part in the bolstering of our COVID-19 response, while leading our Quality Priority focused on continually improving Avamere’s quality for our deserving patients and residents.”

Burns will oversee medical operations across the entire family of companies, including Avamere Living, Infinity Rehab, Ovation by Avamere, and Signature Healthcare at Home.

“I’m honored to join Avamere as the Chief Medical Officer” Burns shared. I look forward to working closely with the highly skilled staff to enhance the life of every person we serve. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative organization focused on delivering a comprehensive holistic approach to quality patient care for the growing senior population.”

The Avamere companies’ mission and values attracted Burns to the healthcare company. She values quality outcomes and patient-centered goals, which align perfectly with the Avamere companies’ values.

“Together we embark on a journey with our aging population providing a full continuum of care, offering patients and residents the opportunity to live enhanced lives.”

Burns joins The Avamere Family of Companies with over 20 years of hospital-based clinical care and health plan leadership. She earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine.

Burns is an active member in her community, serving on the board for ASD Oregon, Bustin Barriers, and Jim’s World ALS Association. She also shared her expertise as part of Avamere’s Advisory Board.

Avamere leaders and staff are thrilled to welcome Burns to the team.

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 19 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, please visit avamere.com.

Avamere Family of Companies

25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B

Wilsonville, OR 97070

For press inquiries, please email press@avamere.com.

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