Life Care names Murray new COO

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Posted 12/23/18

Life Care Centers of America recently appointed Cathy Murray as its chief operating officer. In this role, Murray will oversee operations at the company’s more than 200 skilled nursing and …

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Life Care names Murray new COO

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Life Care Centers of America recently appointed Cathy Murray as its chief operating officer. In this role, Murray will oversee operations at the company’s more than 200 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in 28 states.

Cathy Murray joined Life Care in 1994 as a regional vice president and quickly proved the effectiveness of her leadership,” said Forrest Preston, Life Care’s chairman and founder. “She rose through the ranks to become chief operating officer in 2000 and led the company through some of its most successful years. After some time away to pursue her doctoral degree and support her son and daughter in their educational advancement, she is back – and that bodes well for the residents and families we serve and the company at large. We welcome her back home with her professional family.”

 Murray brings with her more than 30 years of experience in long-term care, including time as a researcher and instructor, as well as holding positions at the facility, regional, division and corporate levels. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and registered nurse with a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri. 
 

Born and raised in Missouri, Murray’s most recent professional pursuits have included teaching in a university setting and conducting research related to senior services, including being part of one of the largest CMS grants ever awarded to the University of Missouri. 

 

Murray and her husband, David, currently reside in Cleveland. They are parents to a daughter and son: Aimee Murray-Smith, who holds a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri, and Bryson, who is currently pursuing a double-major in economics and finance from the same university and plans to attend law school after graduation. 

 

“It is a blessing to be back at Life Care Centers of America,” said Murray. “Caring for seniors is my passion and has been my lifelong pursuit.”

 

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Life Care manages more than 200 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.


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