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

The Art of Consistency and its Path Toward a Perfect Effort

New Year’s Resolutions – how many of them are kept? How many are actually achieved? Who knows – but if I were a betting man, I would guess the majority slide away into a forgotten memory or maybe a subconscious that really doesn’t want to make the effort to meet the goal. It could be that most are made on a whim – when asked at a party or in passing conversation. They aren’t accompanied with an actual strategy, a plan and a process.  And therein lies the key ingredients to being successful in a commitment to achieve something. A strategy, a plan and a process gives us the foundation to employ consistency – which increases the potential for us to meet our goal.

2023 found us still in the throes of restoring ourselves and our operations from the chaos of Covid, the loss of government funding that saw us through caring for the most vulnerable patient population during a global pandemic and a nod from the state legislature that skilled nursing care is deserving of better support through Medicaid reimbursement. All of those events did not happen seamlessly, at the exact right time or without uncertainty as to the future. We are coming out of a transition from hanging on in fear to one I believe will signify growth and success.

 

“In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.”

Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys quarterback and US Naval Academy graduate

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