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Genesis HealthCare’s Robert A. “Mike” Reitz Receives 2014 Helen S. Schulze Award

Genesis HealthCare’s Robert A. “Mike” Reitz Receives 2014 Helen S. Schulze Award

Kennett Square, PA (May 1, 2014) –Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing care providers, today announced that on Friday, April 25, 2014, Robert A. “Mike” Reitz received the 2014 Helen S. Schulze Award at the Maryland Alzheimer's Association’s Annual Dementia Conference in Towson, Maryland.

Mike Reitz is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Genesis HealthCare.  With over 35 years of experience in operations, Mike began his career with Meridian Healthcare, first as a Nursing Center Administrator and later as Regional Director and Vice President of Operations. When Meridian was acquired by Genesis in 1993, Mike was named President of Genesis’ Mid-Atlantic Region and became responsible for operations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He was named Chief Operating Officer of Genesis HealthCare in 2003.

In 1988, Mike joined the board of the Maryland Alzheimer’s Association when the organization was only eight years old, and his extensive management experience was invaluable to the young and growing organization.  He was instrumental in developing most of the governance and finance policies which continue to guide the Alzheimer’s Association today.  In addition, as Nominating Chair and then Board President, he recruited and developed strong board leaders.  Mike left the board in 1994, having served the maximum of three terms as a board member. Mike re- joined the board in 2005, when he served as the Alzheimer’s Association’s Treasurer and Finance Chair, providing prudent leadership over the organization’s finances during the challenging years of the recession.

Through all the years of his involvement and continuing today, Genesis HealthCare has been one of the Alzheimer’s Association’s most generous corporate sponsors. In addition, Genesis HealthCare employees from facilities across the country and in Maryland have been enduring and enthusiastic fundraisers for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2013, Genesis HealthCare raised $275,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s campaign.
Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.

About Genesis HealthCare 
Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's largest skilled nursing care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 28 states nationwide. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to nearly 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states and the District of Columbia.  Visit our website at