Discovery Senior Living Promotes Gottfried Ernst to Senior Vice President of Operations

Ernst has revamped Discovery operations resulting in a significant increase in performance and same-store revenue growth.

Discovery Senior Living ("Discovery") COO Bill Sciortino announced the promotion of Gottfried Ernst to Senior Vice President of Operations. Ernst has served as Vice President of Operations for the Discovery enterprise since 2021, and has been integral in leading the company's regional field operations and support services.

Under Ernst's leadership, Discovery has built expense spend down and labor management tools used to support communities as they navigate through crushing inflation and labor pressures, and evolved the community management and predictable reporting for investor partners. All this amidst rapid growth which has seen Discovery and its capital partners acquire and onboard several new communities across the provider's national and regional, multi-branded portfolios.

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Ernst will continue to oversee Discovery's day-to-day national operations, which consists of 3 National Brands, 7 regions, and support services including resident care, facilities, and F&B. Additionally he will expand his duties and focus on new operational management resources to enhance investor relations and support the continued expansions of Discovery's National and Regional Brands.

"I'm excited to be part of an industry leading company focused on innovative, performance and excellence," said Ernst. "It's an honor to work for a rapidly growing company and given the opportunity to support our communities every day, while also having the ability to use my experience to enhance resident experiences."

With headquarters in Southwest Florida, Discovery Senior Living currently owns and operates a national, multi-branded portfolio of more than 110 communities in 19 states.

Contact Information:
Heidi LaVanway
Vice President of Marketing
[email protected]

Original Source: Discovery Senior Living Promotes Gottfried Ernst to Senior Vice President of Operations

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