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Genesis HealthCare Applauds Employee Response to Hurricane Harvey


Posted on: 08 Sep 17

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, would like to thank the thousands of Genesis employees in Texas and around the country for the outpouring of support for fellow employees and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Beginning August 24, 2017, Genesis made the difficult decision to evacuate 65 residents in Rockport, TX and 103 residents in Beaumont, TX.   Residents were welcomed without incident to eight sister Genesis facilities in Texas, some as far as 200 miles away.  Genesis also admitted an additional 35 patients from other skilled nursing providers.

“The safety of our patients, residents and staff is always of the utmost importance,” said George V. Hager, Jr., CEO of Genesis HealthCare. “While it is never easy to carry out evacuations of this magnitude, hundreds of employees worked around the clock to ensure that everyone was transported safely, despite overwhelming devastation within their own personal lives.”

Beyond Texas, Genesis employees from around the country stepped in to support their peers.  In less than one week, employees donated approximately 10,000 paid time off hours and more than $40,000 through the Genesis Employee Foundation, which supports Genesis employees in need.  Genesis will match donations made by employees through September 30, 2017. These valuable resources can be used to rebuild homes, communities, families, and in some cases… their whole lives.

“In times of trouble, the true heart and soul of an organization can be witnessed,” noted Mr. Hager. “I am humbled by the employee response to Hurricane Harvey.  Genesis employees have gone above and beyond in our mission to improve the lives we touch.  The generosity, compassion and dedication to serving others – whether it be patients, residents or co-workers – is truly amazing.  Thank you.”

To donate to Genesis employees facing hardship due to Hurricane Harvey, please contact the Genesis Employee Foundation at 610-925-2121.

About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare (NYSE:GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers with more than 450 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 30 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to approximately 1,700 healthcare providers in 45 states, the District of Columbia and China.  References made in this release to “Genesis,” “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Genesis HealthCare and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.

Contact:         

Jeanne Moore, Genesis HealthCare
484-949-5647

GlobeNewswire
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Last updated on: 11/09/2017

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