About Mission Health

Based in Tampa, FL, Mission Health Communities is a premier provider of senior living and skilled rehabilitation communities, with a dedication to enhancing the quality of life for those we serve. Mission Health manages and operates senior living, assisted living, short-stay rehabilitation and skilled nursing communities in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Our team is connected and our work is inspired by a set of shared values. By committing to these values, our employees hold themselves to a higher standard.

Our CARES Values

Our CARES values define what we expect from each other. They also serve as a benchmark for measuring the work that we do and the quality of care that we provide. Our employees are extraordinary, passionate, and caring professionals who take great pride in their ability to serve in a broad range of health care service roles including administration, therapy, and support.

Hover over the letters below to see our core values:

Character

We will do the right thing for our residents, our co-workers and our company. We will not let our residents down. We will not let our co-workers down.

Attitude

We provide a positive, enriching work environment that our team members want to be a part of and that enhances the culture of our communities.    

Respect

We behave with respect toward others by extending courtesy, honor, and dignity in our everyday interactions. We show respect to our team members, residents, patients, vendor partners and visitors — as well as to ourselves.

Excellence

We welcome team members dedicated to achieving personal and professional growth and we are committed to providing opportunities that help them master and maintain the skills necessary to be excellent.

Service

Mission Health is dedicated to the service of our residents, our fellow team members, and our communities.

Physician and Hospital Referrals

Admissions are accepted 24/7; please email our admissions team.

We're on a mission to provide the best care possible.

From American Health Care Association (AHCA) quality awards to Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) accreditation, our communities strive to achieve, and exceed, industry standards for excellence and quality care.

Mission Management Services

Communities in crisis can be turned around, made clinically compliant, made profitable and whole. That is why we are here. Mission Management Services has extensive experience successfully managing care communities across the post-acute care continuum.

Our Leadership

Stuart Lindeman

Stuart Lindeman

President
and CEO

TinaThomas

Tina Thomas

Senior Vice President of Operations

Michelle Delker

Michelle Delker

Chief Financial
Officer

Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Vice President and
Chief Clinical Officer

Paris Girginis

Paris Girginis

Vice President of
Clinical 
Reimbursement
and Compliance

Cheri Kauset

Vice President of
Customer Experience
and Communications

Timothy Keck

Vice President of
Network Development and Government Relations

In Their Own Words

Hear from our senior leadership and staff in various podcasts or interviews:

Mission Giving

At Mission Health, while making life better for others begins with our patients, residents and their families, it extends to our caring staff and the communities in which we all work, play, and live.

Through Mission Giving, our community involvement program, we are able to extend our reach collectively and individually through three initiatives that work together to provide social, strategic, and financial support to individuals and organizations that share our goal in fostering strong, healthy people and communities.

Providing care to someone who is suffering from an illness can be physically and emotionally draining – that’s why we created the Giving Back to Caregivers Initiative. We offer caregivers helpful resources, strategies, fun activities and support group options that not only encourage discussions about the stresses of caregiving but also celebrate the willing, supportive spirit caregivers share.

Many of Mission Health’s employees are passionate about donating or volunteering their own time to help others in their respective cities, towns and communities. Our Giving Back to Neighbors Grant Initiative is designed to encourage and recognize Mission Health employees who volunteer their personal time to support a registered 501(c)(3) charity by awarding $100 grants that, if approved, will be donated to that charity on behalf of an employee.

The Alzheimer’s Association and the American Heart Association are two national health organizations that do very important work on a local, regional, and national level. We created the Giving Back Together Initiative to work together as a company to champion the efforts of these organizations while creating meaningful and lasting relationships between the organizations’ chapters, our home office, and the areas in which we operate.

Mission Health encourages & facilitates charitable giving not only to our employees and residents, but towards our local communities to provide the best Mission Experience possible. At the Home Office, we have made it our mission to serve and contribute to our communities annually by supporting organizations such as R’Club Child Care based out of St. Petersburg, where we donate presents to a family in need.

Companywide, we participate in charitable events such as Carol For A Cause, where proceeds are donated to Hunger Relief organization, Feeding America. In 2020, Mission employees and even residents out at our communities got together to participate in Carol for A Cause fundraisers by singing songs that brought joy in a difficult year.

Mission Health also strives to provide our employees with an optimal working experience, and that includes giving back to those who work hard to provide the best Mission Experience possible.

Last year, Mission Health initiated the employee relief program for employees who have recently suffered unexpected hardships. The employee relief program serves as a temporary safety net program where Mission Health comes together as one to assist our devoted employees when disasters strike, and relief fund packages are dispersed based upon the extent and type of situation. This program was one of the most requested by our employees: not by those looking for relief themselves, but for fellow colleagues who may be in need of help.

Likewise, Mission believes in giving back to the greater community. After noticing many charitable giving organizations, particularly food pantries, struggle in 2020, Mission came together to decide on a new holiday season initiative: each community chose a local food bank/pantry to receive a gift of $500 on their behalf.

It is important to Mission Health that the CARES values of Character, Attitude, Respect, Excellence, and Service are reflected in everything we do, and that includes the ways we give back. Our communities also participate in a wide variety of local charity and fundraising events, organize teams for annual Alzheimer’s Association walks, and come together in support of each other when the need arises.

We look forward to continuing to have a meaningful impact on local, state, and national levels in the future.

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Award winning care

From  American Health Care Association (AHCA) quality awards to Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) accreditation, our communities strive to achieve and exceed industry standards for excellence and quality assurance

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Stuart Lindeman

Stuart Lindeman

President & CEO

Mr. Lindeman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Health.  Prior, he was a Senior Vice President for Revera Health Systems, where he was responsible for overall financial, clinical, operational management and direct P&L oversight for the U.S. division of Revera Inc., a 1.2 billion dollar Canadian-owned healthcare company that is a leading provider of senior care and has been in operation for over 50 years.  As Senior Vice President of U.S. operations, Mr. Lindeman led thirty skilled nursing/post acute centers with over 3,700 beds in nine states.  Mr. Lindeman’s additional responsibility included management of an Institutional Pharmacy and Therapy Company.  During his career, Mr. Lindeman also held positions as Regional Director of Operations for Extendicare Health Services, Inc., Regional Vice President of Operations for Meritcare and as an Administrator for Beverly Enterprise.  Mr. Lindeman holds a B.S. in Public Administration with a focus on Healthcare Administration from Avila University and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.  Mr. Lindeman is a former Board member of the American College of Health Care Administrators and a current Board member of LTC 100 and the Washington Health Care Association.  Mr. Lindeman brings over 30 years of senior housing experience to Mission.

TinaThomas

Tina Thomas

Senior Vice President of Operations

Ms. Thomas is a Sr Vice President of Operations for Mission Health.  Prior, she was a Regional Vice President for Hybris Health Systems and Revera Health Systems.  Ms. Thomas is a results-driven senior health care executive with over 19 years of experience in operations and financial systems development.  She is a demonstrated leader, who has consistently managed multi-million-dollar budgets annually and improves operational efficiency.  Ms. Thomas currently serves on the Minnesota Care Providers Board of Directors.  She is a former board member of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities and served as a Member of Washington Health Care Association Group Retro and Quality Committee.  She also served as a member of the American Health Care Association Senior Examiner for Silver Quality Award Committee.  Ms. Thomas holds a B.H.S. in Health Care Administration from the University of Kentucky and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

Michelle Delker

Michelle Delker

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Delker is Mission Health’s Chief Financial Officer. She is a highly accomplished finance professional with proven success as a strategic leader, with broad based expertise in Accounting, GAAP, Financial Analysis, and Business Analytics. Prior to joining Mission Health, Michelle served as controller of Physician Partners of America, where she spearheaded an ERP implementation and first year audit, designing the general ledger account structure as well as establishing internal operating performance metrics. She also managed the company’s treasury function, designed and analyzed key financial metrics, and served as chair of the Expanse Reduction Committee. Before that, Ms.Delker spent eight years in finance with Granite Services, a wholly owned affiliate of General Electric. During her tenure, she led the $650 million annual budgeting process, oversaw the foreign currency and remeasurement process, and anchored the controllership team. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Florida licensed CPA, and holds a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tampa, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Simpson College.

Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

Ms. McDonald is the Chief Clinical Officer of Mission Health.  Most recently, she was Vice President of Quality for LaVie Management Services responsible for the overall clinical and quality outcomes of fifty-eight skilled nursing facilities in fourteen states.  Before that, she completed an eighteen year career with Fundamental Clinical Consulting/Trans Health/Integrated Health Services culminating in the role of Senior Vice President Clinical Services where she was responsible for the overall clinical and regulatory practice in all settings including Skilled Nursing, Hospice, LTC Acute Hospitals, Acute Hospital, Home Care, Personal Care and Assisted Living Centers.  She is a member of Nurse Executive Council and holds a diploma in nursing from Fanshawe College (Canada) and a BSN from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Paris Girginis

Paris Girginis

Vice President of Clinical 
Reimbursement and Compliance

Mr. Girginis who is now the Vice President of Clinical Reimbursement and Compliance Officer, held the position of Director of Clinical reimbursement at Mission Health for over 3 years. Mr. Girginis has over 20 years of Health Care experience, and prior to Joining the Mission Health Team his experience included District Director of MDS and Case Mix for Consulate Health Care and Director of Clinical Reimbursement for Airamid Health. During his years of service Mr. Girginis has developed a passion for Clinical Reimbursement, and through his clinical expertise has implemented systems and processes to achieve superior reimbursement results across multiple states. Mr. Girginis is an alumnus of Northeastern University Boston MA, and holds a nursing degree from Northern Essex College, Haverhill MA. Mr. Girginis and his family currently reside in Tampa, Florida.

cheri kauset

Cheri Kauset

Vice President of Customer Experience and Communications

For the last 5 years, Ms. Cheri Kauset has used her wealth of healthcare experience as a marketing and communication leader to guide her in her role as Vice President of Business Development. With 50 health centers in 6 states, Cheri focused on building a brand that exemplified the Mission Experience for each resident, employee, and community partner. Her commitment to creating and enhancing innovative new approaches to customer and employee satisfaction lead to her promotion to Vice President of Customer Experience. Now, she utilizes her talents to drive and support culture and organizational enhancements, creating and implementing employee engagement programs for Mission Health, as well as managing the effective communications and brand development team.  Previously, Ms. Kauset served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Revera, Inc. for over 20 years, where she implemented initiatives for 30 health centers in 9 states.  She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her family.

Timothy Keck

Vice President of Network Development and Government Relations

Timothy Keck is Vice President of Network Development and Government Relations. He has a history of providing executive-level leadership, having led an agency with 2,600 employees and a $1.6B budget as Secretary of The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) from 2016 through January 2019. In that capacity, the agency managed four State Hospitals, revamped the survey process for 330 nursing facilities, and was responsible for multiple licensed providers and administrators of at-risk Medicaid populations. During his time at KDADS the agency initiated receivership actions on 22 facilities in distress, which led to the successful conclusion for the facilities, staff and residents. Prior to being Secretary at KDADS, Tim was Chief Counsel at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment from June 2011 to December 2015. In both these capacities, Tim worked to develop the two iterations of Kansas’ managed Medicaid systems, KanCare. Tim was also Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel in multiple administrations. Tim enjoys developing strong relationships with legislators, administrators and other stakeholders.

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