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Erickson Senior Living Appoints Debra B. Doyle as Chief Operating Officer

October 2, 2012

Baltimore, MD--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown and Oak Crest retirement communities, has appointed Debra B. Doyle, Executive Vice President, Health and Operations, as Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Doyle will report to Erickson Living's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Butler, and be responsible for the operations of the business, which include Health and Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Erickson Health Medical Group and Erickson Advantage.   
"Since joining Erickson in 2002, Deb has been a dynamic senior leader and champion for creating an exceptional resident experience," said Butler.  "Under her stewardship, Erickson Living's independent living occupancy is up around 94%, compared to the industry average of about 88%.  In addition, company resident satisfaction scores exceed national benchmarks.  Clearly, Deb's extensive management and operational expertise, as well as commitment and passion for those who live and work in our communities, make her a perfect choice at the perfect time for this position."
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve the Erickson Living team in a new role," noted Doyle.  "Our talented staff has established a culture of service excellence that paves the way for Erickson Living's future innovation, strategic growth and exceptional customer service."  
Previous positions Doyle has held at Erickson Living include Senior Vice President of Operations and Associate Executive Director at Oak Crest.  She also served as Senior Regional Health Services Director at several Erickson Living communities, including Oak Crest, Charlestown, Riderwood and Greenspring.  Before her career with Erickson Living, Doyle served as chief nursing officer and executive director of medical services for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Doyle earned an M.B.A. and a B.S. in business administration from Loyola University in Maryland.  She received her R.N. from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and a certification in senior living care from Johns Hopkins University.  She serves as the Chairman of the MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Operating Board and a member of the MedStar Health - Strategic Planning Committee.
About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of Continuing Care Retirement Communities, based in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Erickson Living network currently comprises 16 campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 people and employ more than 12,000.  Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at:

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