Reviewed IDPH Nursing Home Violations Quarterly reports for the period of 2008-2018, starting with the most recent first, for each of Extended Care Clinical (EEC), LLC’s 14 Illinois locations. Additional Illinois facilities owned by William “Avi” Rothner, and Eric Rothner were also included in this research.
Today – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – at 2 p.m., the Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) will be holding a press conference to respond to the County’s Report regarding the sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home. You are welcome to attend.
CCHCC will release research that challenges the county’s conclusions in its report, including conclusions regarding the county’s due diligence and the quality of care of the nursing homes owned by the bidder who seeks to purchase the Champaign County Nursing Home. In addition, CCHCC will be announcing a forthcoming report from an independent expert.
At our press conference, we will release findings from our research into the bidder’s nursing home violations, as documented by Illinois Department of Public Health.
The sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) is imminent. The Champaign County Board will be meeting this week – on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. – and will be voting on the sale of the CCNH. One issue that must be addressed, and that county residents have a right to know about is what happens to the property taxes levied to support the CCNH?
CCHCH has inquired to the County about what would happen to the two property tax levies that are currently being assessed for the Champaign County Nursing Home.
You might be surprised to learn about the County’s plans, with regard to the property tax that was levied as a result of a voter referendum “for the purpose of maintaining a county nursing home”.
The sale of the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) is imminent. The Champaign County Board will be meeting this week – on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. – and will be voting on the sale of the CCNH.
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.
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
Contact your County Board members by phone or e-mail and let them know you oppose the sale of the CCNH to this buyer.
What we are asking the County Board to do, and why: Given the concerns that exist about the current bidder for the CCNH, and the need for more information, we are asking the County Board to simply pause, or slow down, and not rush into the sale of CCNH to this buyer. There are other developments that are promising for the CCNH, and these should be allowed some time.