NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Health Care Association/Tennessee Center for Assisted Living today announced that Kentucky-based Signature HealthCARE has joined THCA/TNCAL, effective immediately. Signature has 25 skilled nursing facilities and three assisted living communities in Tennessee.

“This is the perfect time for Signature to partner with THCA after they have delivered on critical initiatives time and time again that has brought some stability to all of the post-acute providers during this time of great uncertainty,” Signature HealthCARE President & CEO Joe Steier said. “Long-term survival and great care are dependent upon true collaboration, accelerated learning, and one voice in Tennessee, and this partnership with THCA symbolizes that.”

Signature HealthCARE is a family-based healthcare company that offers integrated services in 10 states across the continuum of care: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, home health, cognitive care and telemedicine. The company’s organizational culture inspires more than 17,000 employees with three pillars: learning, spirituality, and innovation. A growing number of Signature HealthCARE centers are earning quality assurance accreditation, the highest classification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and 103 Signature HealthCARE locations earned QAPI accreditation. Inc. 5000 recognized Signature HealthCARE most recently on its 2017 list of fastest growing private companies, and they have been awarded Great Place to Work for two years in a row.

“We are extremely excited to have Signature join our association,” THCA/TNCAL Executive Director Jesse Samples said. “Signature has a firm commitment to quality patient-centered care that will greatly benefit Tennessee’s long-term care community through membership in THCA/TNCAL.”

The nonprofit Tennessee Health Care Association and its subsidiary organization, the Tennessee Center for Assisted Living, strive to enhance the ability of member facilities to provide essential long-term care services for the elderly and disabled through education, advocacy and leadership. THCA/TNCAL’s members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state.