Toledo, OH-based health system ProMedica, which acquired senior living and long-term care operator HCR ManorCare in July, announced a new Healthy Aging Institute on Wednesday.
The new institute “leverages the unique strengths and capabilities of ProMedica and its recently added HCR ManorCare senior living division to help redefine healthy aging, provide a best-in-class experience to the nation’s growing senior population, and drive positive reform,” ProMedica said in a press release. The health system acquired more than 200 ManorCare locations in the 2018 deal.
A ProMedica spokeswoman told McKnight’s Senior Living that details are still being fleshed out, but the institute will focus on three areas: innovation and research, including identifying and developing new health and wellness models for older adults; education and training to prepare current and future generations of leaders and clinicians to support senior health and well-being; and advocacy, including serving as a catalyst for industry reform.
“While preparing to accommodate the healthcare demands of the growing senior population, we also must focus on bringing together people and resources in new ways to support healthy aging for all,” ProMedica President and CEO Randy Oostra said. “ProMedica is in a unique position to lead the charge on that front, and establishing the ProMedica Healthy Aging Institute is a reflection of our commitment to doing so.”
Holly Bristoll, chief integration officer, academic affiliations, at ProMedica, will lead the new institute in an expansion of her current position.
“Her extensive experience in developing strategic partnerships and new solutions to complex industry and system challenges will be a tremendous asset to this endeavor,” said Steve Cavanaugh, president of ProMedica’s HCR ManorCare division.
Bristoll has worked for ProMedica for 28 years, serving in variety of executive roles. In her current position, she is leading the system’s 50-year, $2.5 billion academic affiliation with the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Bristoll has an MBA degree from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.