Area Nursing Homes To Be Placed In Receivership Due To Financial Shortfalls


Kansas regulators are seeking to take over management of 15 nursing homes after the operator of the facilities advised the state it will not be able to make an upcoming payroll.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said Wednesday it has asked 13 district courts to put the facilities in their jurisdiction into receivership while arrangements are made for them to continue providing care for about 845 residents. The agency said Skyline Health Services, which operates the nursing homes, appears to be insolvent.

“Our most pressing concern at this point is stability,” KDADS Secretary Tim Keck said in a news release. “We want to ensure the residents of these facilities continue to receive the care they need, and to make sure the staff, which provides that care, continues to be paid.”

The facilities are managed by Skyline Health Services, based in Wood Ridge, New Jersey. The company acquired the Kansas nursing homes in 2016.

Mission Health Care has agreed to oversee operation of facilities. Mission operates nursing homes in Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Included in the affected Skyline Health nursing homes are facilities in Downs, Wilson and Chase. Other impacted facilities throughout the state are listing along with this story on our website at

Other impacted facilities include: Cottonwood Falls Care & Rehabilitation Center, Cottonwood Falls; Edwardsville Care and Rehabilitation Center, Edwardsville; El Dorado Care & Rehabilitation Center, El Dorado; Eskridge Care & Rehabilitation Center, Eskridge; Kaw River Care & Rehabilitation Center, Edwardsville; Lansing Care & Rehabilitation Center, Lansing; Neodesha Care & Rehabilitation Center, Neodesha; Parkway Care & Rehabilitation Center, Edwardsville; Pittsburg Care & Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburg; Spring Hill Care & Rehabilitation Center, Wakefield; Wellington Care & Rehabilitation Center, Wellington.


Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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