GENESIS HEALTHCARE REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2020 RESULTS; Company Provides COVID-19 Update5/27/2020
KENNETT SQUARE, PA – Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (Genesis, or the Company) (NYSE:GEN), one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, today announced operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 and provided an update regarding the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on its business.
“As a nation, we are facing the most significant pandemic of modern times, and nowhere has this challenge been more readily apparent than in skilled nursing facilities,” stated George V. Hager, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Genesis. “Our focus has been concentrated on protecting the health and safety of the patients and residents in our care as well as the staff who care for them. We are doing everything that is medically known to contain the entry and spread of this deadly and highly contagious virus in our centers, which disproportionately affects seniors with multiple health conditions. In most cases, we have gone beyond public health guidelines, instituting even more stringent infection precautions than previously recommended and have suggested protocols that were later adopted by public health officials.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by COVID-19,” Hager further commented. “We are incredibly blessed to have such a dedicated and heroic workforce, so many of whom selflessly are putting themselves at risk as we battle this virus, which is often hidden as asymptomatic carriers unwittingly spread it. We are in frequent – often daily – communication with families and other responsible parties, and are grateful for their engagement in hearing our updates and expressing their needs. Finally, we support the now-intensifying focus by government officials at the Federal, state, county and local levels on collaborating to protect our seniors in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and appreciate the swift and significant financial support provided to our industry by the President and his Administration. To date, Genesis has received approximately $180 million in federal grants under the CARES Act in addition to other federally sponsored sources of near term capital critical to our fight against the pandemic. We will continue to work closely with industry advocates, elected officials and the President’s Administration to thoughtfully articulate the resource needs of our industry as we fight this deadly virus together.”
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