Mariner Health Central Solidifies Its Commitment to Providing Patient-Centered Consulting Services by Retaining Dr. Karl Steinberg as Its First Chief Medical Officer

OCEANSIDE, Calif., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mariner Health Central, Inc. solidified its commitment to providing patient-centered consulting services to its client facilities by retaining Dr. Karl Steinberg as its first Chief Medical Officer.

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Dr. Steinberg’s impressive bio includes an AB in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard College, an MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a Family Medicine Residency at the University of California, San Diego – School of Medicine.  He is also board certified in Family Medicine and in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and is a Certified Medical Director and Certified Hospice Medical Director.   Dr. Steinberg has served as the Medical Director for skilled nursing and hospice facilities in the San Diego area since 1995 and is a practicing physician with Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Vista, California.  He is also a thought-leader in the long-term care arena, having served as the Chair of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, the president of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine, and a member of the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) Government Relations Committee.  On a national level, Dr. Steinberg has served on the Board of Directors of AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, where he is currently chair of the Public Policy Committee and editor-in-chief of their monthly periodical, Caring for the Ages

Dr. Steinberg, in accepting the position, said, “I am excited about this new opportunity to collaborate with Mariner Health Central to improve the experience of the residents at its client facilities.  I’m passionate about treating each resident with respect and compassion, and making every day the best day it can be for each individual.”  As to specific plans, Dr. Steinberg commented, “Working with our excellent team of consultants, I will have the opportunity to assist with implementation of QAPI (Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement) principles to elevate the services our homes provide, and I hope to touch a lot of lives positively in this way.”

“Mariner Health Central is honored that Dr. Steinberg accepted the invitation to join our team,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central.  “I have the privilege of serving on the CAHF Government Relations committee with Dr. Steinberg and have been impressed with his commitment to improving the patient experience and to the long-term care industry as a whole.  As both a healthcare professional and a dog lover, I have a particular appreciation for Dr. Steinberg’s endorsement of the use of therapy dogs in palliative care and hope that our client facilities incorporate his beautiful therapy dogs, Tessa and Josie, into the patient experience.”

About Mariner Health Central, Inc.
Mariner Health Central, Inc. operates under the trade name Mariner Health Care and provides operational, clinical and administrative support services to skilled nursing facilities in California. Mariner Health Central’s client facilities offer skilled nursing, rehabilitation, social and nutritional services, activity programs, and other related services.

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