SOURCE: Golden Living

November 12, 2008 13:04 ET

Golden Innovations' Susienka Elected as President of NASL

DELAFIELD, WI--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) has elected Cindy Susienka to serve as President of the organization's 2008-2009 Board of Directors. Susienka is President and CEO of Golden Innovations, part of the Golden Living family of companies, located in Delafield, Wis. NASL is a trade association of ancillary providers of products and services to the post-acute industry.

"It's truly an honor to be elected as the president of the NASL Board of Directors," said Susienka. "I look forward to working with the Board over the coming year to continue representing healthcare providers and suppliers to advocate for high-quality, cost-effective care."

Golden Innovations consists of senior healthcare service companies, of which Aegis Therapies is a part. Aegis is the recognized leader in both inpatient and outpatient contract physical, occupational and speech therapies. Susienka represents Aegis on the NASL Board of Directors.

"Cindy Susienka has the expertise and knowledge that has proven invaluable in addressing legislative issues that affect our aging society, assisting with education about limited financial resources and tackling challenges of public and private pressures in health care reform," said Peter C. Clendenin, Executive Vice President of NASL

About Golden Living (www.goldenliving.com)

The Golden Living family of companies provides care and services that serve the elderly and disabled, including companies that operate nursing homes and provide rehabilitation therapy, hospice care, home health services and temporary staffing services. There are more than 300 Golden LivingCenters (skilled nursing facilities) in 22 states. Golden Innovations companies include Aegis Therapies, AseraCare Hospice and Home Health, 360 Healthcare Staffing, Ceres Purchasing Solutions, and Vizia Health Care Design Group.

About Aegis Therapies (www.aegistherapies.com)

Aegis Therapies is one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country, with operations at more than 1,000 locations in 46 states, and more than 6,000 employees. Aegis specializes in therapy that is needed by nursing home, assisted living or home-bound patients with medically complex conditions. Aegis has invested in the infrastructure, employee support and training to effectively measure and quantify therapy impact. The focus on positive, measurable outcomes and clinical excellence helps older patients achieve more independence through physical, occupational and speech therapy.

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