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Edward Farbenblum
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The McGuire Group,VestraCare, RCA/Absolut Care
• Operation of 18 skilled nursing, rehab and assisted living facilities with a long-term commitment to investing in the technology, programming and staffing necessary to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes.
• Portfolio-wide nursing staff that numbers more than 1,800.
• Among the largest employers of therapists in New York State with more than 300 rehabilitation specialists treating nearly 10,000 rehabilitation patients annually.
• Orchestrated vital industry restructuring in 2020 involving six Absolut Care facilities that had fallen into bankruptcy under the previous owner.
• Appointed Administrative Servicer of Absolut Care facilities with the backing of the Department of Health, creditors and the bankruptcy court. It was highly regarded to be the only viable option for saving the facilities from potential closure.
• Currently overseeing operation of Absolut Care facilities through RCA Healthcare Management LLC with an application submitted to the Department of Health to obtain licensure. Since take-over, the Absolut Care facilities have received six perfect infection control surveys from the Department of Health.
• Partnered with Catholic Health System of Western New York to open the St. Joseph’s
Post-Acute Center, the first COVID-only nursing home in the United States.
• Approved under character and competency review by the New York Department of Health and Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) multiple times.
Edward Farbenblum