NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Katie Potter, president and chief executive officer of Five Star Senior Living Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE), has been named to the Hall of Honor in the McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction awards program.
The program, overseen by independent trade publications McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, recognizes executive-level women who have made significant contributions to the senior living or skilled nursing professions or who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields. This is the program’s second year.
Nominations were judged by an external panel of industry experts who chose just 22 winners from the hundreds of nominations submitted. “The dedication and commitment shown by our Hall of Honor recipients truly sets them apart,” says McKnight’s editorial director, John O’Connor.
Potter was appointed president and CEO of Five Star Senior Living in January 2019 after serving as executive vice president and general counsel. She joined the company in 2012. In her first year as CEO, Five Star moved up five spots to third place in the 2019 edition of the J.D. Power U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study, which measures resident and family satisfaction among the nation’s largest providers of residential communities for seniors. By year-end 2019, a total of 32 Five Star communities in seven states had earned the coveted J.D. Power Senior Living Community Certification.
Potter’s commitment to advancing health and wellness and enhancing the experience of Five Star residents has led to strategic partnerships with Aging2.0, the National Senior Games and the MIT AgeLab Home Logistics Consortium. She also has championed the AgeLab’s OMEGA initiative through which Five Star is co-piloting intergenerational programming and fostering multigenerational connections between high school students and older adults.
Along with the other Hall of Honor winners, Potter will be honored at the May 7 awards dinner in Chicago.
About Five Star Senior Living
Five Star Senior Living Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE) is a senior living and health and wellness services company. As of Dec. 31, 2019, Five Star operated 268 senior living communities with 31,285 living units located in 32 states, including 190 communities that it owned or leased and 78 communities it managed. These communities include independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement and skilled nursing communities. Additionally, Five Star’s wholly owned subsidiary, Ageility Physical Therapy Solutions, provides rehabilitation and wellness services within Five Star communities as well as to external customers. As of Dec. 31, 2019, Ageility operated 231 rehabilitation clinics. Five Star is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, and ranks fourth on the 2019 American Seniors Housing Association’s list of 50 Largest U.S. Seniors Housing Operators. Learn more at www.fivestarseniorliving.com.