Sawgrass Partners "News & Notes"

"Developing Successful Hospital Partnerships"
Those aging services providers able to effectively measure, manage and market clinical care performance will be better prepared to develop successful acute care and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partnerships and will increase their likelihood of surviving in the new world of health care reform. Post-acute care providers must be able to present their "value proposition" to key hospital/ACO stakeholders and other constituency groups. This paper examines institutional readiness, vital clinical outcomes data and key strategic action items that should be considered as part of hospital/ACO partnership initiatives.
Download this must-read white paper here.

Sawgrass Partners Teams-Up with LeadingAge Indiana
The LeadingAge Indiana Board of Directors recently approved a new venture with Sawgrass Partners to develop an online web application database system that will allow LeadingAge Indiana members to measure, benchmark, and communicate their key metrics to hospital executives, discharge planners, state legislators and their consumer constituency. LeadingAge Indiana President, Jim Leich said, "The Board feels that is very important that LeadingAge Indiana members be able to track, benchmark, and work to improve the key metrics that will be used by hospitals, ACOs, and managed care organizations. These relationships will be critical to the survival of our LeadingAge Indiana members."

During July and August 2012, Mike Logan, Director of Operations Services with Sawgrass Partners, conducted a clinical outcomes pilot study for participating LeadingAge Indiana members with skilled nursing facilities in order to evaluate certain key clinical outcomes. The pilot study was a key decision factor for the association to proceed with this tool to track, measure and communicate quality outcomes. Sawgrass Partners will be responsible for developing the online database system in conjunction with Stormfront Productions out of Lafayette, IN.

"We anticipate the web-based application program will be ready within the first quarter of 2013," said Mike Logan, "and we hope to open up the concept to other state associations as well."

Sawgrass Partners Names New Director of Operations
Mike Logan Joins the Sawgrass Team!
Sawgrass Partners is pleased to announce that Mike Logan has joined our team as Director of Operations Services. With over 11 years of experience guiding health care, residential living and CCRC operations, Mike is recognized and respected throughout the senior living industry as an accomplished leader. Read the full article.

The Grandview at Benefis Breaks Ground!
Sawgrass Partners is excited to announce that construction has started for the first Continuing Care Retirement Community in Great Falls, Montana. We are thrilled to be helping Benefis Health System develop this exciting new community! View local news coverage of our groundbreaking ceremony.

Smith Crossing Breaks Ground on Phase II
Sawgrass Partners is proud to announce that construction of the second phase of Smith Crossing's campus is underway. Read the full article.

The Glacier Hills Expansion Project is Underway!
Sawgrass Partners is proud to announce that construction is well underway at Glacier Hills Senior Living Community located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first phase of the project, a rehabilitation and care center with 88 private rooms, is scheduled to open in October 2012. Read the full article.

Events & Conferences


LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO
October 29 - November 1
New Orleans Convention Center
Come by and see us at BOOTH #922!