About Our Founder’s Message

The monthly Founder’s Message was born from Focused Post Acute Care Partner’s president and CEO Mark McKenzie’s desire to keep an open communication with the Focused Care family, residents and their family members, families searching for a long term care option and the general public.  It began with introducing the company, what led Mark, a leader in the Texas long term care sector for decades, to constructing his own unique business model for skilled nursing care, and conveying to those who visited the website the mission and objectives set to enhance health outcomes and make life meaningful for Focused Care residents.

As time went on, it became clear that Mark had more on his mind than telling readers about long term care.  The Founder’s Message has become a platform for Mark to reach out to the team members at Focused Care, applaud them, thank them for their commitment and dedication and encourage them to reach back out to him with anything that’s on their mind. The Founder’s Message also grew into a place where ongoing events are discussed and comfort and encouragement given as it has addressed mass shootings, social injustice and the devastating toll the pandemic has wrought on all our lives.

The Founder’s Message presents a look into the character of Focused Post Acute Care Partners and how its mission extends far beyond the walls of its long term care communities.

Mark McKenzie

A Message From Focused Care's Founder

Mark McKenzie, CEO

Founder’s Message December 2023

Gains and Losses in a Volatile World

Just when you think reason and common sense have taken a vacation…..someone with conviction steps up and makes a powerful statement. The last few months we have been facing the ill-advised proposal of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue a staffing mandate – yes – ONLY in skilled nursing facilities – and during a historic national healthcare workforce shortage. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) has pledged to introduce a highly anticipated bill that would block CMS from implementing its proposed nursing home staffing mandate – which would penalize long term care communities for not producing adequate staffing numbers from thin air – or so these days – it feels.  Turning a blind eye to the realities that nearly all health care sectors face regarding a shortage of willing, able, qualified nursing and care staff, the federal agency decided to target long term care and ask the impossible.

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