Golden Living’s Dr. James Avery Named 29th Most Powerful Physician Executive in Healthcare

Ranking Published in Annual List by Modern Healthcare

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. James Avery, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Golden Living, has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician magazines. Ranked number 29 on the list, Dr. Avery is the only long-term care physician executive to be included.

The list is created annually by Modern Healthcare, with physicians being nominated and voted on by readers of the magazine as well as the larger healthcare community.

“We congratulate Dr. Avery on this well-deserved recognition of his leadership and the positive impact he is making on patient care at our LivingCenters,” said Neil Kurtz, M.D., President and CEO of Golden Living. “Dr. Avery’s dedication to skilled compassionate care has inspired and motivated our entire organization.”

Dr. Avery was selected from hundreds of names that were initially submitted to Modern Healthcare. After narrowing the field to 100 candidates, nearly 70,000 votes were cast to determine who would be named to the list of 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. Ranking is based on the number of votes each candidate received.

The complete list can be viewed on the Modern Healthcare website at

Dr. Avery is an active and recognized leader who routinely speaks at conferences within the field of healthcare. He is board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary. Dr. Avery also is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

About Golden Living (

Golden Living is one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. Golden Living companies operate skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and provide rehabilitation therapy, hospice care, home health services and healthcare staffing services. The Golden Living family of companies include Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare Hospice and Home Health, and 360 Healthcare Staffing. There are more than 300 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states. Golden Living also offers assisted living services at more than 40 locations. In addition, the Golden Innovations companies partner with more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals and other health care organizations in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 40,000 employees who provide quality healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day.


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