Dr. Lisa Price Named InnovAge CMO for California, Colorado and New Mexico

Lisa Price, MD, has been named chief medical officer of InnovAge, the second largest provider of PACE services in the country.

Dr. Price has oversight of medical services at all InnovAge facilities in California, Colorado and New Mexico. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and has expertise in managed care, electronic health records, quality improvement and geriatrics.

PACE Program to Open Next Year in Greenville, SC

GHS Senior Care, in Greenville, SC, is on target to open in the spring.

The PACE program, which will be able to accept between 200 and 280 participants, will be operated by Greenville Health System.

Construction on a $5 million, 20,000-square foot facility was recently completed. The building is awaiting final approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Andy Cox Named New CEO of The Oaks

Andy Cox became the new CEO of The Oaks, in Orangeburg, SC, on Dec. 1.

He previously served as executive vice president, chief administrative officer, and director of development.

Cox said the changing nature of the health care industry and new laws can impact long-term care, rehabilitation and PACE®.

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Beacon of LIFE Brings PACE Model to Oceanport, NJ

Beacon Health and Social Services, a not-for-profit corporation, has opened Beacon of LIFE in Oceanport, NJ, the fifth Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in the state.

“The PACE philosophy is a high-touch and high-delivery system,” said Ivan Solero, director of marketing and enrollment at Beacon of LIFE. "PACE is about a 360-degree approach to a participant’s health.”

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Community Care Partners with UCC in Wisconsin

The United Community Center (UCC) will open its Adult Day Center in Milwaukee to participants at Community Care PACE.

"The United Community Center is the premier provider of family and social services for the Hispanic community, and we're excited to give our PACE participants the opportunity to experience this great organization and its outstanding programs," said Kenneth Munson, CEO of Community Care.

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World War II Veteran Shares Stories at Mountain Empire PACE

World War II veteran Richard Stewart, 91, enjoys talking about his military experience with friends and staff at Mountain Empire PACE, in Big Stone Gap, VA, where he is a participant.

"Every time he comes to the center, he has a new story to tell us," says program coordinator Donna Mahan. "It's just remarkable what he can remember."

WCYB in Virginia featured Steward recently in a special Veterans Day segment.

Senior CommUnity Care in the Spotlight

Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina was featured on Raleigh TV station FOX 50 recently.

Marketing manager Kimberley Ladue appeared on the program with participant Patricia Waldron.

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Efforts on New PACE Regulations Get Boost

Efforts by the National PACE Association (NPA) to get the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to issue the new PACE regulations it promised in 2012 got a boost recently when Politico reported on the issue in its daily report on health care policy news on Nov. 19.

Midland Care Expands Program in Kansas

Midland Care Connection, based in Topeka, KS, is in the process of expanding its PACE program to Lyon, Marshall and Nemaha counties.

"A lot of the seniors living in Emporia want to stay in their home because they love the community," said Laura Burton, communications coordinator for Midland Care Connection.

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Midland Care PACE Expands in Kansas

Midland Care Connection, based in Topeka, KS, is expanding its PACE program to Lyon, Marshall and Nemaha counties.

“Seniors want to stay in their home because they love the community,” said Laura Burton, communications coordinator at Midland Care. "PACE offers an opportunity to help seniors do that."

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