Eliyahu Mirlis is the founder and CEO of RegalCare Management Group, a nursing home administration company. Regal Care, a new company, offers a full spectrum of care, including short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, and a wide range of specialty programs and services. As a strategic driver of company success, this healthcare executive is able to develop and implement a daily plan and deliver exceptional customer service. Mirlis ensures that care providers are fully dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients, residents, and their families.
After getting a degree, Eliyahu Mirlis wanted to find a job that provided financial security, so he got involved in the skilled nursing business. Initially, he began as an assistant administrator, later turning into a proprietor-operator. In 2009, he began working in the business.
Among the many things Eliyahu Mirlis has done is establish a company that provides health care management, policy, and public health services. He has worked with a diverse range of government agencies and purchasing coalitions in the United States since founding RegalCare Management Group in 2009.
In addition to managing healthcare programs, Mirlis also focuses on how purchasers and regulators can influence healthcare markets to function as efficiently and effectively as possible. His professional interests concentrate on how purchasers and regulators can influence healthcare markets to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible. Mirlis has also worked on the system and program strategic planning.
When Mirlis thought he had seen the worst or most difficult or most shocking things that skilled nursing could possibly experience, something else occurred. That was when hurricanes Sandy and Irene hit Mr. Mirlis. He remembers thinking, “Wow, that will definitely be the most difficult thing we've ever done, evacuating 120 patients.” At that moment, they were stunned by COVID-19. When they initially thought they had seen everything, they were forced to endure something even more awful. It was an experience, to say the least. As a consequence, everything changes and everyone is learning constantly.
His responsibilities included the management of all of RegalCare’s benefit plans, including the HMO, behavioral health, primary care case management, and senior care programs. For each of these programs he designed and supervised the execution of procurements as well as ongoing vendor performance management. He was also responsible for new managed care program development for RegalCare, including RegalCare’s HCFA 1115 health reform waiver and its 1115 Medicare Medicaid dual-eligible waiver.
In 2020, Mirlis was recognized by Skilled Nursing News as one of the future leaders in the senior housing, skilled nursing, home health, and hospice industries. The Future Leader program honors up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the future of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health, and hospice by honoring high-performing young professionals, advocates for seniors, and visionaries.
Eli Mirlis hopes that the state surveyors and CMS will understand how difficult the job of an SNF is and how much they care and try to keep everyone healthy and stay safe and healthy because for many patients an SNF is their long-term home.