The American Health Care Association said Hal Daub is stepping down as president and chief executive officer at the long-term-care trade association and will be replaced on an acting basis by its legislative counsel, Bruce Yarwood. Three large publicly traded nursing home chains recently told the association they planned to end their membership in it and focus their federal lobbying efforts through the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, Modern Healthcare reported earlier this month. A fourth company subsequently joined them. A spokesman for the alliance said the leadership change at the AHCA doesn't alter the alliance members' plans. The AHCA's news release didn't indicate when the executive transition will take place, and a call to the association wasn't immediately returned. In the release, AHCA Chairman Steve Chies said the move reflected the collective desire of the association's members. The AHCA also said it will create a new senior management position, chief operating officer, to be filled on an acting basis by Jennifer Shimer, the association's senior vice president for business development and communications. Daub, a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a lawyer for Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin in Omaha, Neb., took over leadership of the AHCA in July 2004. -- by Joseph Mantone
Nursing home association CEO resigns after controversy
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