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For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2015
Safe Haven Health Care Announces Company Reorganization
Previously anticipated division with Concordia Care shelved
(POCATELLO) — Safe Haven Health Care has announced that its previously anticipated agreement with Concordia Care to divide the two company’s facilities between the two owners will not be moving forward. Instead, company CEO Scott Burpee will acquire the ownership interest of former partner Rebecca Taylor, head of Concordia; leaving Burpee as the sole shareholder in Safe Haven Health Care, which will now own and operate 21 facilities throughout the state. The new agreement became effective April 13.
The company, headquartered in Pocatello, will also now operate an administrative office in Boise and will undergo facility and staffing changes. Among the first changes to be announced is the suspension of services at Safe Haven Hospital in Pocatello.
Commenting on the recent developments, CEO Scott Burpee said, “While Rebecca and I had amicably decided to divide the company’s facilities along Western/Eastern Idaho lines several months ago, the realities of obtaining federal and state approvals and permitting for Concordia Care as a new company proved to be onerous and created operating difficulties for that company. In the end, we felt it would be in the best interests of both parties for Safe Haven to buy the shareholdings of Ms. Taylor and for me to be the sole shareholder in the company. I wish Rebecca much success in the future.”
The opening of a branch administrative office in Boise reflects Safe Haven’s growing presence in the Treasure Valley. As for the Safe Haven Hospital site in Pocatello, Burpee added, “We are exploring a few options with that location. We may move the hospital to another site or most likely convert the existing facility to accommodate additional nursing home beds as the market demand for these services has continued to grow.”
Safe Haven Health Care operates 21 senior living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and psychiatric hospitals throughout southwestern and eastern Idaho. CEO Scott Burpee is a 37-year veteran of the industry who has received many awards for the quality of the services he has provided, including the prestigious L. Jean Schoonover Excellence in Caring Award.