Ensign Group Acquires 45-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility in Atchison, Kansas

by Jeff Shaw

ATCHISON, Kan. — The Ensign Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) has acquired the real estate and operations of Atchison Senior Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 45-bed skilled nursing facility located in Atchison, located along the Missouri river approximately 45 miles northwest of Kansas City.

The real estate was acquired by a subsidiary of Standard Bearer Healthcare REIT Inc., Ensign’s captive real estate company.

Gateway Healthcare, Ensign’s Kansas-based subsidiary, will handle operations.

In a separate transaction on the same day, Ensign announced that its affiliates acquired the operations of Park Post Acute, a 135-bed skilled nursing facility in Parker, Colorado and Oakwood Care and Rehabilitation, a 170-bed skilled nursing facility in Lakewood, Colorado.

These acquisitions bring Ensign’s portfolio to 302 healthcare operations, 27 of which also include senior living operations, across 14 states. Ensign subsidiaries, including Standard Bearer, own 114 real estate assets.

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