SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.


September 24, 2010 17:17 ET

Kansas Governor and New CMS Deputy Administrator Keynote Medline's Long-Term Care Summit

More Than 150 Long-Term Care Leaders Attending Meeting to Explore Changing Expectations for Quality Resident Care

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - September 24, 2010) -  Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson and new CMS Deputy Administrator for the Center for Strategic Planning Tony Rodgers will be the keynote speakers at Medline Industries, Inc.'s second annual Long-Term Care Quality Summit, September 27-29 in New York City. More than 150 leaders from the nation's long-term care community are attending the two-day forum which is focused on how nursing homes can meet the changing expectations for quality among their residents and families. 

Through panel discussions, the Summit will also address the changing regulatory expectations for the long-term care industry and how nursing homes can implement a system to continuously improve quality of care and life for their residents.

Governor Parkinson was recently named the next president of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the nation's largest long-term care association. Rogers is also starting in a new position with CMS, where he is responsible for enterprise-wide strategic planning, Medicare and Medicaid research and demonstrations, policy research and development and CMS enterprise decision support.

Other speakers include: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Andy Kramer, MD, chief executive officer of Nursing Home Quality and professor of medicine, University of Colorado; Neil Pruitt, Jr., chairman and CEO, UHS Pruitt Corporation; Jim Foy, president and CEO, St. John's Riverside Healthcare System, Yonkers, NY; Barbara Baylis, senior vice president of clinical operations, Kindred Healthcare, Inc.; Mary Ousley, president of Ousley & Associates; Elizabeth Ayello, president of Ayello, Harris and Associates; and Kevin Yankowsky, partner in the health law litigation group of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. 

About Medline
Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies. Headquartered in Mundelein, IL, Medline has more than 900 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Medline has a growing network of 32 distribution centers around the country, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.

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