Julianne Williams Named President of Golden LivingCenters

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Golden Living is pleased to announce the appointment of Julianne Williams as the President of Golden LivingCenters.

"On behalf of the Golden Living leadership and our Board, I am pleased that Julianne has accepted and will serve as the President of our Golden LivingCenters," said President and CEO Dr. Neil Kurtz. "I believe that with her breadth of experience, business acumen, and passion for the caring service we provide, Julianne is ideally suited to guide us in achieving our goals."

Julianne has extensive operation and leadership experience in the post-acute industry including serving more than 20 years at Golden Living. She is committed to continuing the quality care that Golden Living provides to its patients and residents and she is equally focused on the growth and success of the company.

"It is an honor and privilege to serve as the President of Golden LivingCenters," said Julianne Williams President of Golden LivingCenters. "I believe in our people, our patients and residents, and I am proud of the quality healthcare we deliver in our communities each day. While our industry is changing, our commitment to delivering quality skilled nursing care will enable growth and positive outcomes for those we serve."

Most recently, Julianne has served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for Golden LivingCenters. In this role, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of key growth initiatives.

More than 20 years of her career has been spent at Golden Living where she has held roles of increasing responsibility, including serving as a Regional Vice President and a Division President before becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Country Villa. She returned to Golden Living earlier this year.

Julianne has a Master's degree in Public Health from California State University in Fresno. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Developmental Psychology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She currently serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) and is on the Business Management Committee of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). She also has served as a Board Member of the Kingsburg District Hospital.

About Golden Living (www.goldenliving.com)

Golden Living is a family of companies that specialize in recovery care. Celebrating 50 Years of Service, the company and its predecessor companies have cared for more than four million patients since 1964, and today is a national leader in providing skilled nursing and post-acute care. Our mission is to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family, and one community at a time. We help people recover their health and improve their quality of life through a network of healthcare services including rehab, assisted living, skilled nursing care, hospice, and palliative care. The Golden Living family of companies includes Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare, Fianna Partners and 360 Healthcare Staffing. There are 294 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states. Golden Living also offers assisted living services at more than 30 of its locations. In addition, the Golden Living companies provide services to more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 40,000 employees who provide quality healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day.

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