Parkinson to head national nursing home group after leaving office

TOPEKA – Gov. Mark Parkinson on Monday announced that when he is done running Kansas he will turn to running the American Health Care Association & National Center for Assisted Living.

The group advocates for assisted living and nursing home programs nationally and at the state level. Parkinson will be their president and chief executive officer.

“My wife Stacy and I share a passion for this cause, and we have been fortunate to make a difference in the lives of thousands of senior citizens and their families,” Parkinson said in a written statement. “Upon leaving office, we assumed we would resume our business of building one nursing home at a time. Instead, I now have the opportunity to significantly increase our impact on the profession.”

For more, read Tuesday’s Wichita Eagle.