National appraisal and advisory firm HealthTrust has had a busy month. On March 1, they closed on the purchase of the assets of the company from Sabra Health HealthCare REIT, which took over ownership as part of Sabra’s acquisition of Care Capital Properties last year. Care Capital had purchased HealthTrust when it was spun out of Ventas. Being independent once again will allow management to solidify key relationships and focus on growth.

The company also announced that it hired Michael T. Jones as its Chief Financial Officer. Jones brings 20 years of seniors housing and care experience to HealthTrust, most recently serving as VP and Portfolio Manager at Care Capital Properties and also as COO of Formation Capital. He brings an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital structure and small company growth.