MONTGOMERY, Ala. (October 19, 2017) —As America’s lawmakers continue to battle the issue of healthcare, one Montgomery businessman has united with a nationwide group of advocates to represent Alabamians. Bill Turenne, a second generation skilled nursing care provider, knows firsthand how the needs of our nation’s elderly can get lost in the political fray. That’s why he’s joined the American Health Care Association’s Future Leaders program, which examines advanced areas of leadership and management as well as engages with lawmakers on important long-term care topics.
“No matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, we have to remember that people in skilled nursing care need champions. Sometimes, they don’t have anyone else to turn to,” he said. “I am proud to be in a position to help the people of Alabama.”
Turenne is CEO and owner of Turenne & Associates, a long-term healthcare company based in Montgomery that provides medical supply, pharmacy and compliance solutions to care facilities. It has pharmacy branches in Birmingham, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated Tuesday night from the Future Leaders program during the American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living 68th Annual Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. As the program’s Alabama representative, he hopes to work with our state’s leaders to expand awareness of long-term care industry concerns. For more than 30 years, Turenne and his family have worked to strengthen the quality of skilled nursing care facilities in the state and nationwide by providing pharmacy, medical supply and compliance management solutions.
“There are millions of Americans in nursing homes and many of them fall into what is called the ‘Silent Generation.’ That name is incorrect,” Bill Turenne said. “They may be a little older than the rest of us, but they still have voices that need to be heard and I will do everything in my power to make sure that happens.”