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Chris Winkle has served as chief executive officer for Sunrise Senior Living since April 2014. With extensive knowledge of acute, post-acute, and senior living sectors, Mr. Winkle is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of experience in leadership management, healthcare operations, finance, and strategic planning.
Before joining Sunrise, Mr. Winkle served eight years as chief executive officer of MedQuest, Inc., a leading operator of independent, fixed-site, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers in the United States. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer for Mariner Health Care, Inc., which operated skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and long-term acute care hospitals. Prior to that role, Mr. Winkle was the chief operating officer at Integrated Health Services, where he helped pioneer the sub-acute care sector and was responsible for all of the facility and ancillary service operations. Mr. Winkle started his career by holding management positions within specialty and rehabilitation hospitals.
He is a member of Argentum and American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) boards. Mr. Winkle graduated from Case Western Reserve University.