Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Nursing Home Receivership

Lincoln--Nebraska judges in Brown and Burt Counties entered orders today placing nursing homes in Ainsworth and Lyons in receivership. The Ainsworth Care Center located in Ainsworth and the Logan Valley Manor located in Lyons were both ordered placed in receivership with Klaasmeyer & Associates of Omaha appointed as Receiver. The receiverships were ordered after Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed court proceedings seeking receiverships at the request of Courtney Phillips, the Chief Executive Officer, of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Both nursing homes are owned by Deseret Health Group, headquartered in Bountiful, Utah. Deseret Health previously notified DHHS that it was ceasing operations at the nursing homes. DHHS determined that receivership proceedings were necessary to protect the health and welfare of the residents of the nursing homes because Deseret Health has been financially unable to pay staff and insure the future care of the residents. The Ainsworth Care Center currently has 24 residents and the Logan Valley Manor has 12 residents.

Klaasmeyer & Associates has served as a court-appointed receiver for Iowa health care facilities, having been appointed as receiver by Iowa courts for at least four Iowa health care facilities. Deseret Health Group has been cooperative with the Attorney General’s Office and with DHHS in the receivership proceedings.

John E. Sampson, District Judge for Burt County (Lyons) and Mark D. Kozisek, District Judge for Brown County (Ainsworth) were the respective judges receiving the orders.