Scott Edens Resume


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Ooltewah, TN 37363


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HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE.  Operations and management professional with 25 years of continual career development.  Principal accomplishments in leading, directing, planning, budgeting, public speaking, and development.  Detail oriented professional with strong problem solving and computer skills.  Bachelor of Science- Long-Term Health Care Administration, Southern Adventist University; Master of Science- Health Services Administration, University of St. Francis.

  • Coaching
  • Speaking
  • Training
  • Leading
  • Initiating
  • Coordinating
  • Presenting
  • Directing
  • Planning
  • Budgeting


Led 3 regions of 28 SNFs to $800,000.00 plus positive variance to budget. Led region to improved survey results average of 1.85 per center. Led a staff of 100 to a deficiency-free state survey at a healthcare facility.  Influenced RVPs, Administrators, department heads and associates to achieve high standards of care and customer satisfaction.

Planned a renovation for two healthcare campuses.  Coordinated construction and design and worked with the architect and contractor.  Result:  The renovated facilities improved standards and quality of services offered to residents.  Opened two new skilled nursing facilities 2012 and 2013.

Implemented daily and weekly rounds with departmental staff to monitor progress.  Result: The facility passed all performance reviews and gained credibility with patients and facility owners. Coordinated the unification of four facility leadership teams to improve the admission’s process at four healthcare facilities.  Initiated a centralized decision-making process for accepting admissions.  Result:  Combined occupancy increased from 90% to 98% in 18 months.

Planned and directed an improvement process to increase admissions at four healthcare centers.  Improved communication and coordination through weekly meetings with hospital discharge planners.  Result:  Admissions increased 43% and avoidable hospital days decreased by 63%.

Trained all supervisory personnel at 24 nursing centers.  Conducted seminars on basic supervisory skills for department heads and charge nurses.  Result: The nursing facilities maintained a 75% supervisor training level at all times.

Initiated the development of a sub-acute rehabilitation unit at a healthcare facility.  Retrofitted 19 beds and renovated a rehabilitation gym.  Result:  The unit enabled patients to rehabilitate close to home and reduced the number of patients traveling to out-of-town facilities.

Presented seminars to long-term health care students at a university.  Teach a course on General Administration of LTC Facility.  Result:  The course serves as an important recruiting tool to attract administrators and administrators in training.

Implemented an expense tracking system for a healthcare facility.  Converted departments to a purchase order and approval system with a balancing form for monthly account budgetsResult: the first-year implementation created a $40,000 positive variance to budget.


An executive management position utilizing leading, coordinating and directing skills to provide improved leadership and increased financial outcomes for a healthcare organization.


Principal, Edens Group. LLC.  A Leadership/Executive Coaching, Speaking, Training and Consulting Services Organization.

April 2017 – Present

Regional Vice President, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities, Long-Term Care Management, Dalton, GA

2014 – 2017

  • Responsible for overseeing 11 SNFs and 1 ALF in Northwest, GA, 1321 beds/units
  • Represent Ethica in the Northwest region

Regional President- North, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities, Long-Term Care Management, Dalton, GA

2012 – 2014

  • Responsible for overseeing 3 Regional Vice Presidents in North, GA
  • Region’s survey results from the current average of 1.85 deficiencies
  • Led regions to the positive financial performance of $800,000.00 YTD
  • Represent Ethica in the North, Northeast and Northwest regions

Regional Vice President, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities, Long-Term Care Management, Dalton, GA

2008 – 2012

  • Responsible for overseeing 9 SNFs and 1 ALF in Central, GA, 888 beds/units
  • Improved region’s survey results from an average of 16 to average of 2.25 deficiencies
  • Led region to the positive financial performance of $600,000.00
  • Represent Ethica in the Central region

Managing Partner, Birmingham Senior Services/Huntsville Senior Services, Regency Retirement Village, Mountain View Retirement

2006 – 2008

  • Managing Partner overseeing 238 unit CCRC, Huntsville, AL
  • Coordinated major construction/renovation projects to successful completion
  • Represent ownership at community
  • Led Executive Director to accomplish goals of ownership for property
  • Managing Partner overseeing 88 unit Assisted Living/Independent Living Community, Birmingham, AL
  • Coordinated major construction/renovation projects to successful completion

Senior Administrator/Director of Post-Acute Transition, Ridgewood Manor, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities/Nursing Center, Dalton, GA

2004 – 2006

  • In charge of overall operations on the 102-bed nursing facility
  • Responsible for total facility management and admissions for three sister facilities. 404 total beds
  • Led department head team and associates to successful JCAHO survey June 2004

Director of Post-Acute Transition, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities/Long-term Care Management, Dalton, GA

2000 – 2006

  • In charge of admissions processing and coordinating
  • Responsible for physician relations and liaisons with other medical centers
  • Conducted evaluations of patient placement and interactions with physicians and hospital discharge planners
  • Helped organization retain management agreement

Administrator, Wood Dale Health Care Center, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities/Nursing Center, Dalton, GA


  • In charge of overall operations of the 82-bed nursing facility
  • Responsible for total facility management
  • Led department head team, facility rounds and interactions with families and residents

 Executive Director, Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda, FL


  • In charge of a 180-bed nursing facility
  • Responsible for overall operations of the facility
  • Conducted rounds and audits of departments

Administrator, Quinton Memorial Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Ethica Health & Retirement Communities/Nursing Center, Dalton, GA


  • In charge of a 120-bed nursing facility
  • Responsible for overall operations of the nursing center
  • Led center team and associates to successful JCAHO survey July 1996

Executive Director, Camellia Gardens of Life Care, Thomasville, GA


  • In charge of 83-bed intermediate care facility
  • Responsible for all aspects of operations
  • Conducted rounds, department head meetings, and community outreach

Administrator in Training, Life Care Center of East Ridge, East Ridge, TN


  • In charge of dietary, housekeeping and staffing departments
  • Conducted rounds, staff scheduling, supply orders and projects for the executive director


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet tools


Master of Science-Health Services Administration, 1997

Bachelor of Science-Long-Term Health Care Administration 1991


GA NHA #3757

TN NHA #1665


  • International Coach Federation; March 2017 – Present
  • Member, American College of Health Care Administrators; 1990 – Present.
  • National Awards Committee, ACHCA 2010 – 2011.
  • National Nominating Committee, ACHCA 2013-2014.
  • National Professional Advancement Committee, ACHCA 2015 –Present.
  • Georgia Chapter Mentor, Georgia Chapter ACHCA 2009 – Present.
  • National Secretary/Treasurer, ACHCA and Foundation of ACHCA 2001- 2002.
  • Chair, Finance Committee 2001 – 2002.
  • National Board of Directors 2000 – 2001.
  • Chair, Membership Committee 2000– 2001.
  • National Board of Governors 1999 – 2000.
  • Member Finance Committee 1999.
  • Member Convocation Committee 1998.
  • Advancement to Fellow, October 1997.
  • Certified Nursing Home Administrator, October 1995. Re-certified 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.
  • Georgia Chapter President, 1996 – 1997.
  • Chapter Treasurer, 1995 – 1996.
  • Georgia Health Care Association, Membership Committee, Quality Committee 2009 – Present.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Southern Adventist University, Long-Term Care Program 2008 – Present
  • Board, Dalton-Whitfield Chapter of the American Red Cross; Board Intern 1997; Board member 1998; Board Secretary 1999 – 2000, Vice-Chairman of the Board 2000 – 2001; Chairman of the Board April 2001 – 2002.
  • Member, Dalton Kiwanis Club; August 1994 – December 2005. Chairman of the Youth Services Committee September 2000 – 2002

Awards and Honors

  •  2010 ACHCA Abbott Nutrition Award for Distinguished Service to ACHCA, American College of Health Care Administrators, May 2010
  • 2000 Membership Recruiter of the Year, American College of Health Care Administrators, May 2000
  • Administrator of the Year, Care More Management Co., Inc. (Now Ethica), 1999
  • Diplomat of the Month, Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce; July 1997
  • Highest Award for Achievement, Dale Carnegie Course; Thomasville, GA; August 1993
  • The Forrest L. Preston Senior Award for Outstanding Achievement in Long-Term Health Care; Southern Adventist University, February 1991

References available upon request