Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2019—Lisa Holloway joined The Kendal Corporation’s staff July 22 as Vice President, Health Services. In that position, Holloway will work in collaboration with health services administrators, directors of nursing and compliance liaisons at each Kendal community to ensure that high-quality health services are provided in a manner consistent with Kendal’s Values and Practices.
Headquartered in the southeastern Pennsylvania/metro Philadelphia area, Kendal is a leader in the field of aging services. It is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in the U.S.
“Lisa provided our search committee with an insightful and energetic perspective on health services,” Kendal COO Marvell Adams said. “Her interest in innovation and model practices outside of our field was refreshing to hear. Lisa will be a phenomenal resource for the Kendal system.”
Holloway comes to the Kendal family with more than 20 years of experience as a health care administrator with both not-for-profit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and proprietary nursing homes. In 2004, she joined Covenant Retirement Community of Cromwell (a not-for-profit CCRC in suburban Hartford, Connecticut) as Administrator of Health Care Operations. Over the course of 10 years at Covenant, Holloway worked to revise staffing and quality-control processes, eliminated the use of agency nursing staff and ensured a consistent focus on high-quality delivery of care.
Most recently, Holloway has served as Vice President/Administrator, Health Services, at Duncaster, a not-for-profit CCRC in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Situated on an 87-acre campus, that community includes 200 independent living apartments, 48 assisted living apartments (including 24 memory care residences) and a 60-bed short- and long-term skilled nursing area. Duncaster’s skilled nursing area has been recognized as one of the Top Nursing Homes in America by U.S. News and World Report. Holloway also has served as Duncaster’s corporate compliance officer.
“I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to work with my colleagues at Kendal to further their commitment to ensuring that those who live in Kendal communities can focus on wellness and prevention while living a purposeful life,” Holloway said. “The health care environment continues to evolve, and it is imperative that we think creatively and strategically about collaborating with innovative, forward-thinking organizations and individuals to provide high-quality services to all residents and patients in Kendal communities.”
Holloway has three master’s degrees—one in social work from the University of Connecticut, one in management and another in business administration from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by its Values and Practices, Kendal provides independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation care in eight states. Kendal-affiliated retirement communities are located in Hanover, New Hampshire; Ithaca and Sleepy Hollow, New York; Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts; Lexington, Virginia; metro Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Kennett Square, West Chester and Newtown, Pennsylvania; and Oberlin and Granville, Ohio. Kendal at Home, based in Ohio, combines the security of a continuing care retirement community with the freedom and independence of living at home.