St. James Medical Director Dennis S. Goodman, D.O., C.M.D., has been recognized as one of Golden Living’s 2013 Medical Directors of the Year.

St. James Medical Director Dennis S. Goodman, D.O., C.M.D., has been recognized as one of Golden Living’s 2013 Medical Directors of the Year.

Every year, Golden Living recognizes the medical directors who have gone above and beyond throughout the year to improve patients’ lives in Golden LivingCenters around the country.

“Golden LivingCenter – St. James is proud and excited for Dr. Goodman’s honor,” said Renee Ridling, executive director for Golden LivingCenter – St. James. “Dr. Goodman is an integral part of our clinical team and has improved many of our patients’ quality of care. He is a dedicated professional who is committed to ensuring that each patient receives the best care and has the best quality of life.”

Dr. Goodman has been medical director at Golden LivingCenter – St. James for 17 years. He is an AMDA certified medical director and is board certified in geriatrics.

Golden Living medical directors are involved at all levels of individualized patient care and supervision. They serve as the physician and clinical leader of quality of care education, information and communication.

As a leader, they help define a vision of quality improvement and must address day-to-day aspects of patient care, as well as supervise medical practitioners who provide direct patient care.

“We congratulate Golden Living’s 2013 Medical Director of the Year honorees and are proud of their accomplishments this year,” said Michael Yao, M.D., chief medical officer for Golden Living. “They are at the heart of what we do at Golden Living.”

Nominations for the award are made by executive directors and directors of nursing services and then reviewed by regional Golden Living administrative, nursing and medical leaders. One winner from each region of the country is chosen.

To be considered as a winner, candidates will have demonstrated clinical excellence in patient care, facility leadership, contributions to quality of care in the LivingCenter and involvement in the community.

The winners were announced at the annual Golden Living gala held at the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) Long Term Care Conference in National Harbor, Md.

Golden Living is a family of companies that specialize in recovery care. Its mission is to help people recover health and improve quality of life through a network of health care services, including rehab, home care, assisted living, skilled nursing care, pharmacy, and hospice.

The Golden Living family of companies include Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare, AlixaRx and 360 Healthcare Staffing. There are more than 300 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states.

In addition, the Golden Living companies provide services to more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 42,000 employees who provide quality health care to more than 60,000 patients every day.

Golden LivingCenter - St. James provides quality healthcare for up to 84 patients and residents including those needing skilled nursing and rehabilitative care and has been part of the St. James community since 1978.

For more information about Golden LivingCenter - St. James, call 573-265-8921 or visit