PLANO, Texas--()--Golden Living has named Michael Yao, M.D., Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Medical Director. Dr. Yao will oversee and support the Medical Directors and attending physicians working within Golden LivingCenters and AseraCare Agencies.
“With Dr. Yao’s focus and dedication to this new role, we will further support our mission of improving quality of life for patients through innovative healthcare.”
In addition, Dr. Yao will assist in the evaluation of leading-edge, evidence-based medical practices through the development and expansion of clinical specialty programs.
“Dr. Yao’s dedication, passion, and knowledge of geriatric medicine combined with his strong leadership skills will inspire and unify our clinical and medical director teams as we continue to align our clinical services across our family of companies,” said David Friend, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer. “With Dr. Yao’s focus and dedication to this new role, we will further support our mission of improving quality of life for patients through innovative healthcare.”
Dr. Yao has served in a variety of capacities with Golden Living for the past 10 years. Most recently, he was a Regional Medical Director for Golden LivingCenters in Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with additional responsibilities as the Medical Director for Golden LivingCenter - Monroeville. Prior to this, he was a Division Medical Director, supporting 86 LivingCenters on the East Coast.
He brings a wealth of educational experience to his new position, having held several teaching positions, including Director of Geriatric Education at the Forbes Family Medicine Residency Program, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Temple University and Drexel University, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
With more than 20 years of experience in long-term care, Dr. Yao is board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, and he is an AMDA Certified Medical Director. In 2011, Dr. Yao was named as a “Top Doctor” in the field of Geriatric Medicine by Pittsburgh Magazine. He was also the past president of the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society for the Western Division.
Dr. Yao earned his Doctorate in Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Pennsylvania State University.
About Golden Living (www.goldenliving.com)
Golden Living is a family of companies that specialize in recovery care. Its mission is to help people recover health and improve quality of life through a network of healthcare services, including rehab, home care, assisted living, skilled nursing care, pharmacy, and hospice. The Golden Living family of companies include Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare, AlixaRx, and 360 Healthcare Staffing. There are more than 300 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states. Golden Living also offers assisted living services at more than 30 locations. In addition, the Golden Living companies provide services to more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 42,000 employees who provide quality healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day.