David Davis Named Vice President Of Eastern Operations For Life Care Centers Of America

Monday, April 24, 2017

David Mark Davis, a health care executive with 35 years of experience, has been named vice president of Eastern Operations for Life Care Centers of America.

That announcement is made by Forrest L. Preston, Life Care chairman and CEO, who said Davis’ leadership in various aspects of service to seniors and others “will have a positive impact on the lives of our patients and residents, as well as the associates who provide their care.”

The appointment is effective immediately.

“Mark’s career is distinguished by his formal education and his on-the-job bedside training, in which he has always sought to place the needs of the residents first and foremost,” Preston continued. “He is driven by a strong compassion for people, and that is always a critical component in health care.”

Areas of responsibility for Davis will include 133 skilled nursing and rehab facilities – eight in the Gulf States (Texas) Region; 35 in the Central Division (Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska); 41 in the Eastern Division (Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia); 26 in the Northeast Division (Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island); and 23 in the Southeast Division (Florida).

“For as long as I have been serving in the long-term care profession, I’ve had the utmost respect and admiration for Life Care Centers of America,” Davis said. “I look forward to doing my part to continue to advance Life Care’s mission and great tradition of providing the highest quality of care possible for our elders and those in need of superior rehabilitative services.”

Receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration and health care administration/accounting in 1982 from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Davis furthered his formal education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.

His professional career has included oversight for Tennessee Health Management’s skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health-care hospitals, home health/hospice, home medical equipment, institutional pharmacy and an in-house and outpatient therapy company.

Davis has developed and helped design multiple skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health hospitals. He established working relationships with hospitals and managed-care organizations to develop protocols to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and improve quality outcomes. These have included HCA, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Vanderbilt, Baptist of Memphis, as well as Amerigroup and BlueCross BlueShield.

In other professional activities, Davis has served a two-year term as president of the Tennessee Health Care Association and 10 years as the governor’s appointee to the Tennessee Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Davis and his wife, Lisa, will be moving to Cleveland from their hometown of Parsons, Tennessee. They have four children.


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