Washington DC, March, 7th 2017: – Linked Senior, the leading life enrichment platform for the senior care market, announced today the addition of Mr Michael Torgan to its Board of Advisors. Mr Torgan has been a leader in the post-acute care industry for over 25 years bringing executive and thought leadership through large scale skilled nursing and sub-acute operations and management.
Michael Torgan will help the Linked Senior management team in the development and execution of the strategic and business aspect of its operation, contribute his thinking to improve the company’s offering to the senior care market, gain market share, and bring his perspective and experience in introducing disruptive innovation in the industry.
“Linked Senior is a visionary company that brings a thoughtful and unique approach to person centered care that positively impact residents and staff. They are passionate about providing care tools to aid in improving and sustaining the quality of life and quality of care to those it serves. As an Advisory Board member, I look forward to helping them pursue their goals for being seen as a standard of practice and expanding their presence nationally”, states Michael Torgan.
According to Charles de Vilmorin, Linked Senior CEO, “I have known Michael Torgan for years as a client first, then a “go to” person for market intelligence & sounding board; I’m excited to officially count him as one of our advisory board member. Not many people bring advanced knowledge of the market from the provider and vendor side while having a deep understanding of what’s next and a personal passion for improving quality of care. Our clients are currently experiencing two major challenges in providing care to their residents: a rise in acuity and structural changes in terms of regulation & payment mechanism. Having access to Michael’s guidance will help us support with both of these and in the most cost effective way. “
Michael Torgan is a third generation long-term and post-acute healthcare professional, with over 25 years of experience in healthcare management. He served on the senior management team with First Quality, an international leading manufacturer of absorbent hygiene products. Mr. Torgan role included overseeing the business development and strategy for First Quality’s healthcare division for North America. Prior to his current role, he spent over 23 years with Country Villa Health Services completing his tenure as the company’s President serving in that role for 8 years having organizational oversight for as many as 51 skilled nursing facilities throughout California involving over 7,000 employees that provided care to over 20,000 patients a year. His extensive experience in managed care and post-acute care delivery models aided Country Villa to be one of the first aligned with managed care organizations in shared risk programs.
Mr. Torgan is a recognized speaker throughout California and nationally on the topics of quality improvement, compliance, trends in long term care management and post-acute delivery models. He has been an active participant in government relations advocating for the post-acute profession at the state and federal levels for both California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) and American Healthcare Association (AHCA). In 2010, he was the recipient of the AHCA/NCAL, Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award. Mr. Torgan has been appointed to a number of Statewide Committees including California HIT Financing Advisory Commission and California AB1629 MediCal Stakeholder Task Force. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master in Business Administration with a certificate in Hospital Administration from Boston University.
Data and clinical research show that more than 63% of assisted living and 82% of nursing home residents have some level of cognitive impairment. With the increase in client acuity and the recent anti-psychotic drug reduction CMS initiative, providing quality care has never been more challenging. By empowering dementia care engagement, Linked Senior provides a simple and effective answer to comply with regulations while supporting person-centered care.
About Linked Senior
Headquartered in Washington DC, Linked Senior Inc. is the leading life enrichment platform for the senior care market. Its cloud based solution improves compliance, outcomes, client satisfaction and helps reduce falls and anti-psychotic drug use by supporting person centered care. More information can be found here: www.linkedsenior.com.
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