Category Archives: Nursing Home

Who will really own the Champaign County Nursing Home?

October 30, 2018

Who will really own the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) after the County Board voted to sell it? Have you ever heard of Atied Associates, LLC? Did you know that Atied Associates, LLC owns a bunch of nursing homes in IL that are rated as having below average or much below average staffing levels?

As it turns out, CCHCC has uncovered the fact that Atied Associates, LLC will be a 50% owner of CCNH, along with William “Avi” Rothner, if the sale of CCNH is approved by the state.

CCHCC held a press conference yesterday to inform the community about this development in the sale of the CCNH. Please see below for more information about what we uncovered and to see the media coverage from yesterday.

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What you need to know about tomorrow’s Public Hearing on the Sale of our Nursing Home

There will be a Public Hearing on the sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) tomorrow – Thursday, September 13, 2018 – at the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Champaign.

Location: The Hyatt Place hotel is located at 217 N. Neil Street, on the southwest corner of Neil Street and Church Street in downtown Champaign. Free parking is available in the attached garage, which you can enter from Church Street.

Times for Hearing: The Public Hearing will have two sessions in order to accommodate people’s schedules: from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We encourage everyone who is concerned about the sale of the CCNH to William “Avi” Rothner and his companies to attend this Public Hearing, even if you do not plan to give testimony.

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A brief message about last night’s County Board Meeting and the vote to sell CCNH to Rothner

May 25, 2018

Last night, the Champaign County Board voted 15 to 6 to sell the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) to the Rothner-owned Extended Care Clinical, LLC and Altitude Health, Inc. companies who put in a joint bid to purchase the CCNH.

There is more work to be done, and the work to protect quality of care and jobs at CCNH will be ongoing. But we will address that later, in the days to come. For now, we just want to express our gratitude to you for your advocacy efforts, and share information about last night’s County Board Meeting.

On behalf of CCHCC, I want to thank all of you for your advocacy work – I thank you for your vigilance, your phone calls and emails to your elected representatives on the County Board, your statements at County Board meetings, and your dedication to protect the CCNH as a community asset that belongs to all of us.

There were about 130 people in attendance at the meeting, and about 20 people spoke during public participation, for and against the sale of CCNH.

Ultimately, it was a heartbreaking outcome.

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Lots of reasons to oppose sale of CCNH to this buyer. Take Action TODAY!

The sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) is imminent. The Champaign County Board will be meeting TONIGHT – Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. – and will be voting on the sale of the CCNH. We need supporters of CCNH to take action TODAY to oppose the sale of CCNH at this point in time, to this bidder.

Altitude Health and Extended Care Clinical, LLC, together, are the sole bidder for purchasing the county’s nursing home. These companies are owned by members of the Rothner family, who have extensive ownership in nursing homes in multiple states.

Here is some press coverage from yesterday’s press conference:
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/local-group-raises-concerns-about-champaign-county-nursing-homes-potential-buyer

We have new reports on quality of care, and also a new report from an independent national expert! Also, we have updates on the property tax question. Please scroll through this message to find what you are looking for.

We urge you to:
* Review the research that CCHCC has compiled on these companies, which are owned by members of the Rothner family, and on nursing homes owned by the Rothners. You can see the research here:

  1. NEW: IDPH Nursing Home Violations of Rothner-owned homes 2008-2018:https://www.healthcareconsumers.org/idph-quarterly-reports-on-safety-violations-for-extended-care-clinical-llc-facilities/
  2. News and other reports of Rothner-owned homes in multiple states, including Rothner homes that were shut down, or denied Medicare and Medicaid payments for quality of care violations:https://www.healthcareconsumers.org/research-on-bidder-for-champaign-county-nursing-home/

* Review the report by independent national expert in healthcare valuation, James Unland (see below); and,

* Contact your County Board members by phone or e-mail and let them know you oppose the sale of the CCNH to this buyer.

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