Author Bio

Conner Girdley

Conner Girdley is a vice president with Lancaster Pollard and is responsible for the Georgia and Tennessee market. Over the course of his career he has acted as an advisor or underwriter on transactions in excess of $3 billion. He earned his bachelor of science in finance from Louisiana State University and a masters in business administration from the University of Florida. Additionally, he is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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Making Long-Term Care Intelligent: AI Provides Cost-Saving Solutions that Improve the Quality of Care

3/19/2018 Owners and operators of long-term care facilities (LTCs) are getting serious about finding solutions to the critical challenges they face. Among them include the high employee turnover rate, increasing regulations, shrinking budgets, and the growing aging population. These issues are compounded by the endless pressure to provide patient-centered care while meeting the demands of the Five-Star Quality Rating system. Read More

Exploring the Growing Trend of Micro-Hospitals

12/10/2017 What exactly is a micro-hospital? Obviously it is a smaller version of a traditional hospital, but like most things in the health care space, it is far from that simple. Below, we explore the growing emergence of micro-hospitals and detail how they are finding their niche in the health care system.  Read More

Using Big Data to Address the Growing Health Care Worker Shortage

9/26/2017 One of the significant problems looming over long-term care (LTC) facilities is the growing issue of worker shortage. Turnover rates range from 55% to 75% for nurses and aides and sometimes even over 100% for aides. Addressing the issue with implementable solutions is vital, as staff ratios and retention are one of the critical benchmarks measured in the mandated Five-Star Quality Rating.  Read More

Booming Demand: How Urgent Care Centers are Impacting Hospital Operations

4/9/2017 The construction and use of urgent care centers in the health care industry has steadily increased over recent years. The growing popularity of urgent care centers presents an opportunity for hospitals to extend networks or expand partnerships in order to reach new clientele. Further, it offers an opportunity to enhance brand recognition in new and existing markets. Read More

Complete Your Continuum: The Top Three Factors Behind Successful Partnerships in Post-Acute Care

12/12/2016 In a health care industry that is transitioning from a fee-for-service model to a value-based reimbursement system, hospitals are selling outcomes, not procedures. This shift has had a substantial impact on health care delivery and treatment, especially in regard to hospitals’ partnerships with post-acute care providers. Read More

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