Roadman replaces Laurie Bebo, who was fired from the post after regulators in several states, including Wisconsin, found a string of violations at several of the company's centers in the past year.
Roadman is a member of the ALC board of directors and a former Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. He is also the former president and CEO of the American Health Care Association, a national nonprofit group of about 11,000 state health organizations.
"Dr. Roadman's significant leadership experience, tremendous knowledge of the health care industry and strong commitment to excellence have been demonstrated time and again throughout his impressive career. We are pleased that he has agreed to accept the interim position during this transition period," said David Hennigar, chairman of the ALC board of directors. "We are confident in Dr. Roadman's considerable abilities and leadership skills to concentrate on and directly address certain matters facing ALC while the company focuses on providing the quality of care that meets the expectations of our residents and the ALC Board."
"I am proud to accept this leadership role because I know firsthand that Assisted Living Concepts is a successful and sound company and I have continued faith in its people and business fundamentals," Roadman said. "I recognize that we have areas that need attention, and those matters are my top priority. We will take the necessary steps to enhance care and the quality of our services to meet the expectations of the board and our residents. We deeply respect and value the thousands of older adults who turn to us for care nationwide, and I want them and their families to know I will work diligently to earn their trust in ALC. With the help of the thousands of committed employees that we have at ALC, I am confident that we can achieve that goal.”
Assisted Living Concepts and its subsidiaries operate 211 senior living residences comprising 9,325 residents in 20 states.