The American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care have agreed to join their organizations and operate under the AHCA name beginning July 1.
AHCA—which represents more than 11,000 not-for-profit and for-profit nursing facilities, assisted-living and sub-acute-care providers—will combine operations with the alliance, a coalition of 10 post-acute and long-term care organizations. Former Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson, who now serves as president and CEO of AHCA, offered a reason why the two groups have decided to team up.
“Today our profession stands at a crossroads. Faced with continued cuts and growing pressures on the systems that fund the care we provide, there was really only one choice—to band together to form one unified voice,” Parkinson said in a news release announcing the union of the two groups. “The economic straits our profession faces necessitated this union,” he added.