Lane Bowen has been a Director of the Board of Avalon Health Care, Inc. since 2016. He is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Strategic Officer at Avalon Health Care, Inc. Mr. Bowen was President and Chief Operations Officer of Sava Senior Care, a large provider of health care services including rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Beginning his career as a physical therapist and holding numerous executive positions in health care companies, he has spent more than 35 years working to improve delivery and quality of services in post-acute care.
Prior to joining Sava Senior Care in 2014, from 2005 to 2014, Mr. Bowen was Executive Vice-President and President of the Nursing Center Division of Kindred Healthcare, a national company with annual revenues of $2.3B. Mr. Bowen served Kindred in several positions, first in 2001 as Senior Vice President of their Southern Region, then the Pacific region. From 2002 to 2005, he was President of its Health Services Division, responsible for over 200 skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
Mr. Bowen was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Life Care Centers of America from 1995 to 2000. From 1991 to 1995, he was Vice President of The Hillhaven Corporation’s Specialty Services Group after working for Hillhaven first as Director of Rehabilitation Services (at a subsidiary of Hillhaven), and then as Executive Director of Rehabilitation. He co-owned and served as Vice-President of Physical Therapy Association, Inc., a privately owned physical and occupational therapy business from 1977 to 1985.
He currently serves on the board of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) as Treasurer and also as a member of AHCA’s Workforce Committee since 2007. He has served on the boards of organizations such as the National Alzheimer’s Association, National Sub-Acute Association, National Association for the Support of Long Term Care, as well as on the boards of Accelerated Care Plus Medical Advisory Board and Novartis’ Provider Segment/Consultant Advisory Board.
Mr. Bowen has presented on topics ranging from management of facility-based rehabilitation programs to therapist recruitment and retention to Medicare coverage and reimbursement. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Utah and has physical therapy licenses in Idaho, Utah, Washington and Tennessee.