September/November 2006

Franciscan Care Center in Tacoma Transfers to New Owner

Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash., has transferred ownership of Franciscan Care Center of Tacoma, a skilled nursing facility, to LTC Properties, a real estate investment firm experienced in long-term care facility ownership. The transfer was effective August 1, 2006. Evergreen at Tacoma, LLC, now leases and operates the facility, which has been renamed Evergreen Tacoma Health and Rehabilitation Center. The Evergreen companies operate 60 long-term care and assisted living facilities in eight western states, including 14 in Washington. “We believe the Care Center will be more successful over time as part of an organization that specializes in operating long-term and skilled nursing facilities,” said Joe Wilczek, president and chief executive officer of Franciscan Health System. For more information, contact Gale Robinette of Franciscan Health System at