AdCare Health Systems Expands Senior Management, Names Barry Somervell SVP Strategy and Development

Experienced Healthcare Industry Veteran to Focus on Hospital Relationships to Improve Census and Revenue

Nov 06, 2013, 08:00 ET from AdCare Health Systems, Inc.

ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), (NYSE MKT: ADK.PA) a leading long-term care provider, today announced that Barry Somervell has joined the senior management of the Company in the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development. Mr. Somervell will focus on building strategic long-term relationships with acute care systems in AdCare markets, with the goal of improving the census at facilities and improving the company's revenue mix.

Mr. Somervell is an experienced leader with a strong history of success in growth strategy and infrastructure transformations as well as sales and business development. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Growth for Baptist Health System in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development for Kindred Healthcare, where he managed the development and execution of sales, marketing and business development strategies for Kindred's $2.2 billion Nursing Center Division in 224 skilled nursing and transitional care centers and was responsible for a team of over 300 sales reps and nearly 30 sales leaders. Prior to this, he held other sales leadership positions in a variety of post-acute companies. Mr. Somervell has a BS in Communications from the University of Central Missouri.

"With much of the work to improve the quality and program management of our recently acquired facility-level operations complete, we are increasing our focus on revenue growth and adding Barry is an important step toward achieving that goal," commented Boyd Gentry, CEO of AdCare Health Systems.

Mr. Somervell added, "This is an exciting and important time for the Company as the healthcare landscape changes and faces new challenges and I am committed to assisting AdCare achieve its strategic and growth initiatives."

About AdCare Health Systems

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT:  ADK.PA) is a recognized provider of senior living and health care facility management. AdCare owns and manages, long-term care facilities and retirement communities, and since the Company's inception in 1988, its mission has been to provide the highest quality of healthcare services to the elderly through its operating subsidiaries, including a broad range of skilled nursing and sub-acute care services. For more information about AdCare, visit

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