Biographies of Upper Management
Robert Siebel, CFACHCA, is President of Carriage Healthcare Companies, Inc., a multi-state operator of long term care facilities, as well as a consulting firm providing services to facilities, financial institutions and other entities interested in the field of long term care.
A licensed administrator since 1971, Mr. Siebel has served as President of the American College of Health Care Administrators, as Chairman of the Long Term Care Professional Technical Advisory Committee for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and has conducted seminars for nursing home professionals in over 45 states to groups such as the American Hospital Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Chicago Municipal Analysis Society, the Health Care Financial Management Association and others.
Mr. Siebel has served as an expert witness in a dozen states, has published numerous articles on various aspects of long term care, and is the recipient of both the Distinguished Service Award and the Educator of the Year Award from the American College of Health Care Administration.
Ruth Babineaux Rush is Chief Operating Officer of Carriage Healthcare Companies, Inc. where she is responsible for operational oversight of facilities and corporate office administration.
Ms. Babineaux Rush has also negotiated, on behalf of non-profit corporations, non-profit revenue bonds for refinancing and acquisitions of long term care facilities.
She served as the Administrator of a non-profit nursing facility in Clovis, New Mexico for nine years prior to joining CHC at the corporate level. A licensed nursing home administrator for 15 years, Ms. Babineaux Rush is committed to providing quality care within the industry.
Chris Smith is our Privacy and Compliance Officer which encompasses Corporate Compliance and HIPAA. Mr. Smith maintains and monitors the corporate hotline available to all residents, family members and staff who may have concerns regarding ethical business functions associated with a particular facility.
With 25 years of experience in the long term care industry and 17 years as a licensed nursing home administrator, Mr. Smith oversees all Compliance and HIPAA officers appointed in each facility.