Wel-Life of Alta now part of MissionHealthcare; no changes are in store

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lantis Enterprises of Spearfish, SD and Mission Healthcare of Edina, Minn. have announced that they have signed agreements for Mission Health Care to add Lantis-operated facilities, including Wel-Life of Alta, to the Mission Healthcare family of companies.

Steven Mohr, administrator of Wel-Life, said the same quality care will be provided to the residents and all staff members will remain.

Mission Healthcare is currently a provided in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming and has 14 long-term skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Under the agreement, Mission Healthcare will lease an additional 35 facilities in the Northern Rocky Mountain and North Central Plains regions. This will include 22 skilled nursing facilities, six alzheimer's units, 14 personal care/ assisted living centers, six home health agencies and two facility-based therapy clinics. Lantis will serve as the real estate investment company for Lantis-owned locations.

Mary Ellen Lantis, Lantis Enterprises President, said, "The Lantis family is pleased to have Mission Healthcare carry forward our vision of quality care with respect, dignity and kindness. Paul Contris, Thomas Boerboom and the Mission leadership team are a perfect complement to our organization. We feel they have a great strategic plan to continue our history of personal service to our residents while adding specialized services to meet the future needs of the communities we serve. We are delighted Mission Healthcare will retain the majority of the Lantis Management team and all facility-based employees should be transferred prior to year end 2012. Mission Healthcare will continue using the Premier vendors already in place."

Thomas Boerboom, Chief Operating Officer for Mission Healthcare said, "We are excited with this opportunity to combine the Lantis organization with Mission Healthcare. Strategically, it's a great fit and meets our goals of expanding our post-acute network of speciality services."