SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG), the parent company of the EnsignTM group of companies, which invest in and provide skilled nursing and senior living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies, other rehabilitative and healthcare services, and real estate, announced today that it acquired the operations of the following skilled nursing facilities in Texas:
The Eden of Las Colinas, a 118-bed skilled nursing facility, located in Irving, Texas;
Pleasant Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a 124-bed skilled nursing facility located in Garland, Texas;
Millbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a 124-bed skilled nursing facility in Lancaster, Texas;
McKinney Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a 125-bed skilled nursing facility in McKinney, Texas; and
Park Manor Bee Cave, a 140-bed skilled nursing facility in Bee Cave, Texas.
The acquisitions were effective July 1, 2022. The acquisition of The Eden of Las Colinas also includes the real estate at the facility, which was acquired by a subsidiary of Standard Bearer Healthcare REIT, Inc., Ensign’s captive real estate company. The four other acquisitions will be subject to a long-term, triple net lease.
“These acquisitions are a perfect fit and will serve to strengthen our existing operational markets and clusters in Texas,” said Barry Port, Ensign's Chief Executive Officer. “Our leaders are poised to enhance the level of care that is provided to the residents and their families,” he added.
"We look forward to working together with the local healthcare communities at each of these facilities, where there is an outstanding team of caregivers," added Mike Muhlestein, an operational market leader in Keystone Care LLC, Ensign’s Texas-based portfolio subsidiary.
In separate transactions on the same day, Ensign announced that Standard Bearer also acquired one new campus that included real estate and three assets in California, including the following:
the real estate and operations of Villa Maria Post Acute and Rehabilitation, a 65-bed skilled nursing facility, Villa Maria Wellness Living, a 31-bed assisted living facility and Tucson Recovery at Villa Maria, a 30-bed behavioral health unit, each located in Tucson, Arizona; and
the real estate of Premier Care Center of Palm Springs, a 99-bed skilled nursing facility located in Palm Springs, California, Brookside Healthcare Center, a 97-bed skilled nursing facility located in Redlands, California, and Broadway Villa Post Acute, a 138-bed skilled nursing facility located in Sonoma, California, each of which is operated by an independent operating subsidiary of Ensign.
Also, on the same day, Ensign announced that its affiliate entered into a new long-term lease for Henderson Health and Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility with 266 skilled nursing beds, located in Henderson, Nevada.
All of these acquisitions were also effective July 1, 2022 and bring Ensign's growing portfolio to 258 healthcare operations, 26 of which also include senior living operations, across thirteen states. Ensign subsidiaries, including Standard Bearer, now own 105 real estate assets.
Mr. Port reaffirmed that Ensign is actively seeking opportunities to acquire real estate and to lease both well-performing and struggling skilled nursing, senior living and other healthcare related businesses throughout the United States.
The Ensign Group, Inc.'s independent operating subsidiaries provide a broad spectrum of skilled nursing and senior living services, physical, occupational and speech therapies and other rehabilitative and healthcare services at 258 healthcare facilities, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. More information about Ensign is available at http://www.ensigngroup.net.