Gardant Management Solutions

April 27

Gardant Names Julie Simpkins & Greg Echols as Co-Presidents

The Co-President structure is beneficial for a Mission-driven and Mission-minded organization that sees the benefits in shared responsibility, shared accountability, complementary skills, better decision making, improved communication and smooth succession planning leading to value to all stakeholders and vitality to all residents and staff. 

February 17

Gardant Management Solutions’ Portfolio is Certified as a Great Place to Work®

The Great Place to Work Institute and its senior care partner Activated Insights, have honored the assisted living and memory care communities managed by Gardant with certification as a Great Place to Work in 2023. 

Julie Simpkins - Chief Development and Engagement Officer
October 24

Julie Simpkins of Gardant Management Appointed to NCAL Board of Directors

We are pleased to congratulate Julie Simpkins, Chief Operating Officer for Gardant Management Solutions, on her appointment to the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL) Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. 

August 12

Gardant Ranks as 8th Largest Provider

Gardant ranks as the 8th largest provider of assisted living in the country, according to the 2022 Argentum list of the 30 Largest Assisted Living Providers released earlier this month. Gardant is also ranked 25th of the Largest Senior Living Provider in the county.

Rod Burkett - Chief Executive Officer
August 4

Rod Burkett Named a Pioneer in Senior Living

Rod Burkett Named a Pioneer in Senior Living Illinois visionary, assisted living advocate receives NCAL’s Jan Thayer Pioneer Award

June 29

What an Honor

Heritage Woods of McHenry, an affordable assisted living community, received a 2022 National Silver Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

May 27

9 Communities Earn 2022 Bronze National Quality Award

9 Gardant-managed communities received the 2022 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award at the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award level.

May 12

Gardant-Managed Communities Recognized for Being the Best

U.S. News & World Report has recognized more than 20 Gardant-managed communities as being among the best in the nation for assisted living and memory care.

New Assisted Living Community Coming to Columbus, Indiana
July 10

New Assisted Living Community Coming to Columbus, Indiana

Gardant expands its Indiana presence with an affordable assisted living community slated to open in Columbus next summer.

April 11

Members of Gardant Leadership Team Promoted to Top Positions

JoEllen Bleavins and Julie Simpkins have been promoted to top positions at Gardant. They assumed their new roles April 1.