Tutera’s Mike Levitt Elected Vice President of the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators
Levitt brings 28 years of experience to the Board as VP and Chief Compliance Officer for Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Appointed by Governor Jay Nixon, Levitt has served on the Board since 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 2, 2015) – Mike Levitt, vice president and chief compliance officer for Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, has been elected vice president of the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. The two-year term began in January 2015. Appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Levitt has served on the Board since 2011.
The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators is responsible for protecting and advocating for Missouri’s long-term care residents by licensing prospective and current long-term care administrators to ensure the highest quality of care in Missouri’s long- term care homes. The Board is responsible for developing and enforcing standards for long-term care administrators.
“The Missouri Board of Nursing Homes Administrators is truly the voice of our profession within the state,” said Joe Tutera, CEO of Tutera Senior Living & Health Care. “Having an experienced, insightful and passionate professional such as Mike Levitt to help oversee its mission to ensure high standards and quality care is positive news for anyone who works in a long-term facility in Missouri or has a loved one under care.”
Levitt brings more than 28 years of experience as a licensed nursing home care administrator with Tutera Senior Living & Health Care where he oversees Tutera’s Continua Home Health & Hospice Division. Levitt manages government relations for Tutera’s senior living facilities, communities and agencies in 13 states. Levitt brings his ?depth of experience as an administrator working daily with Tutera’s senior living communities across the country to this Board position.
“It’s a privilege to have this opportunity to put my licensure and regulatory compliance experience to work for the residents and staff of long-term facilities in Missouri,” said Levitt. “The care and protection of those in nursing facilities is rewarding work, but it is also complex. As health care changes impact the industry with more complex regulatory requirements, the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators plays a critical role in being the watchdog for the profession by establishing and monitoring high standards for the state’s licensed nursing home administrators.”
As a Kansas City native, Levitt is also the treasurer of the Missouri Health Care Association Board and member of the Health Care Compliance Association. Levitt recently retired as board chair of Our Lady of Mercy Country Home where he led the development of a $7 million retirement community owned and operated by the Mercedarian Missionaries in Liberty, Mo.
About Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is one of the nation’s premier providers of diversified, post-acute senior health care services with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. As a division of the Tutera Group, the company currently operates 47 facilities, communities and agencies in 13 states throughout the United States to deliver a spectrum of services including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post- surgery rehabilitation, memory care, home health care and hospice. The privately held company is dedicated to excellence in individualized services with a mission to provide a personalized approach to senior living and health care in home-like, residential communities. In 1983, Dominic F. Tutera, MD, founded Tutera to provide compassionate patient care with the uncompromising values of integrity, accountability and commitment. Tutera Senior Living & Health Care still embodies those values today. Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness.
For more information, visit www.Tutera.com