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Emerging from the pandemic: Handling the workforce crisis

Start Date:8/31/2021

Start Time:1:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

As we make our way out of a global pandemic, and arguably one of the most challenging years in the senior care profession, we are simultaneously battling a second war and starting to drown in the workforce crisis. Providers are focused on occupancy recovery while faced with workforce shortages and possible wage rate inflation. 

This session will review the primary drivers why staff exit the labor market, project when they may come back, and discuss what providers should be doing now. Presenters will offer insights into the economic landscape and provide strategies and solutions for recruiting, retaining and sourcing staff. 

Learning objectives:
• Identify the economic landscape pre/post-COVID in senior care as providers prepare for continued workforce challenges.
• Explore workforce challenges and predict when the labor market may become more stable.
• Discover solutions for recruiting, retaining and sourcing staff

By attending this program in its entirety, you can earn 1 CE credit!

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Steve Fogg


Marquis Companies & Consonus Healthcare

Steve Fogg’s long-term care career technically began 25 years ago as a bookkeeper in a skilled nursing facility, but his affection for seniors started long before. As part of a four-generation family of pioneering Oregon senior care providers, he grew up enjoying long hours with facility residents. Steve has been chief financial officer for Marquis Companies and Consonus Healthcare since 2001. A skilled financier who has closed more than $250 million in transactions over the course of his career, he’s strengthened the companies’ financial positions and accounting practices, given strategic guidance and nurtured relationships with lenders, suppliers, insurers and regulators. After graduating from Portland State University with a degree in Business Administration, he took an accounting position with Prestige Care, eventually working his way to becoming its chief operating and financial officer. During his tenure, the company grew to 42 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Steve is a recognized expert on industry issues such as property valuation, risk management and reimbursement methodology. He’s a past president and current vice chair of the Oregon Health Care Association, and serves both as a board member of the Lewis and Clark Risk Retention Group and on the Idaho Health Care Association Reimbursement Committee. Volunteer involvement includes board member positions with Our House of Portland, the Oregon Health Care Foundation and the Vital Life Foundation. The rest of his free time is usually spent driving race cars, playing golf and spending family time with his wife and two daughters.

Zach Fogg

VP of Operations

Marquis Companies

Zach Fogg has senior healthcare in his blood — literally. His great-great-grandmother was one of Oregon’s senior care pioneers, his grandfather followed in her footsteps, and his father founded Marquis and is its CEO. Zach represents the fifth generation of Foggs serving this profession. He grew up appreciating seniors, tagging along with his father on facility visits and spending quality time with residents and staff. His first actual Marquis job was washing dishes at the age of 15, and throughout high school and college he held a wide range of positions. Before joining the Marquis leadership team, he served as a staffing director, admissions director and as a post-acute rehab administrator. He then served for more than three years as a director of operations overseeing a portfolio of skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities. Now as vice president of operations, he oversees all Marquis facilities, working with his three directors of operations to ensure excellent patient outcomes, strong census and optimal financial viability. “I’m focused on giving staff the support they need to be successful, and making sure we never lose sight of what gives us purpose — caring for our residents.” Zach is a Business Management graduate of Loyola Marymount University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon. Outside the office, he enjoys spending family time with his wife, Alex, and their two young sons. He’s also a movie buff, as well as an avid supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Portland Trailblazers. Giving back to the community is another multi-generation family trait Zach continues, and he’s a passionate supporter of Vital Life Foundation programs and of its partner charities. He’s actively involved with the Ronald McDonald House and with the Ambassador Board for Meals on Wheels People.
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