About LHS

Company Overview
Legacy Health Services operates skilled nursing facilities across Northeast Ohio, providing a variety of short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and long-term care services.
At Legacy Health Services, we are committed to delivering high quality care marked by our values of integrity, passion, humor and relationships. As a family-owned company, we are dedicated to providing the kind of care and services designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of our residents. Our goal is to be the long-term care and rehabilitation services provider of choice in every community we serve.
With a systems-oriented approach to the care and services that we provide in each facility, we believe that execution is everything. This approach allows us to achieve superior outcomes for our residents. As an example, in 2011 we returned over 55% of our admissions back to home, with an average length of stay of 40 days or less. We are focused on continuously improving our performance on behalf of our residents. Our vision is to provide the full range of care and services that our residents need within our facilities and all the way to their homes.
Our Four Core Foundational Values
We treat people, not a diagnosis.
We are honest and dependable.
We believe in the healing power of joy and laughter.
We bring a passion to our profession.
Family Owned and Operated
We are a family owned and operated business. This is the foundation of our philosophy and way of conducting our business. ‘Our Family Caring For Yours’ is not just our tagline, it is the core concept of how everyone at Legacy Health Services goes about their job. Our focus is to provide a caring, family atmosphere in each of our facilities, and we are delighted to hear so often from our residents and their family members that they feel like they are part of the family.
Our Mission & Vision

Quality of Care
We aim to provide our residents with the care and services necessary to meet all of their clinical and non-clinical needs by hiring the best talent we can locate, promoting long-term employment of our care givers, investing in our facilities’ physical plant and constantly expanding the scope of services and amenities we provide. We have established rigorous standards to ensure that we amply meet the physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual needs of our residents.
We are an innovative leader in the communities we serve by integrating new services ad technologies, and continually improving our systems and processes to achieve superior results. At the bedside, in the kitchen or in the physical therapy rooms, our facilities utilize the latest approaches to continuing care. Whether it is new clinical and dietary programs or activities designed to entertain and enhance the quality of life of our residents, Legacy Health Services is always looking for better ways to provide care. Our leadership begins with our employees. Our residents and caregivers benefit from our positive employment environment that encourages the implementation and use of new techniques and technology, as well as the pursuit of continuing education.
Attentive Management
While our company is large enough to have the resources necessary to be at the forefront of continuing care, we are still a family-owned business in which our senior management is regularly involved in providing close and personal attention to each resident’s needs and desires. Our experienced and highly professional management team establishes and continues to refine key performance standards that contribute to our high standard of care.
Executive Management
Legacy Health Services is a third generation family-owned health care provider in the northern Ohio area.  
Following are capsule biographies of our management team members.
Bruce Daskal, Chief Executive Officer
After earning a B.A. degree in history from Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and an M.A. degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, Bruce Daskal soon joined his father in the long tem care business.  Bruce has 35 years of experience in the post-acute arena as an operator, manager, and developer. Today, Legacy Health Services and its’ affiliates operates 1700 beds with 2500 employees as part of a diversified health care system in Ohio.  Our facilities and affiliates offer both inpatient and community-based services including skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation services, full time nurse practitioners, hospice services, and home health care.
Telephone: (216) 898-8399 ext. 1221
Jim Taylor, Chief Operating Officer
After earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Ohio Northern University, Jim’s career began in the acute care setting of healthcare for over 10 years rehabilitating patients back to activity and managing a variety of rehabilitation programs. During this time, Jim obtained an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Cleveland State University. Shortly thereafter, Jim continued his career with Legacy Health Services initially leading the team at Cedarwood Plaza, and then for over 9 years at Pleasant Lake Villa serving as Administrator successfully implementing innovative solutions to marketing, financial, organizational and operational strategies. Most recently, Jim successfully led a vertically integrated post-acute care organization and their ancillary programs as their President and CEO before returning to Legacy Health Services.
Telephone: (216) 898-8399 ext. 1257
Barry Stump, Chief Financial Officer
As a Certified Public Accountant and former principal with a major Ohio public accounting firm, Barry Stump has been recognized as a leader in the Ohio healthcare industry with extensive experience in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, billing and compliance, cost reporting and operational analysis with healthcare providers and retirement communities. Barry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Academy of Senior Health Sciences and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. 
Telephone: (216) 898-8399 ext. 1243
Diane L. Goodwin, Director of Business Development and Corporate Compliance Officer
With over 24 years of employment at Legacy Health Services, Diane Goodwin, received her BSN in 1983 and has been a vital member of Legacy’s senior management team.  Diane began her career at Legacy as the Assistant Director of Nursing of Pleasant Lake Villa shortly after it opened in 1987 and then went on to be Director of Nursing from 1989 through 1997.  Since then, Diane’s responsibilities have evolved to include management, as owner’s representative, over new construction and renovation projects.  She also manages Legacy’s affiliated ancillary service companies, Continuum Care Hospice, Continuum Care Home Health and Stafford Services.  
Telephone: (216) 898-8399 ext. 1250
Eliav Sharvit, General Counsel
As a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio and New York, Eliav Sharvit brings his corporate and transactional experience and expertise to Legacy Health Services. Formerly associated with international law firms, Eliav is involved in all transactional and operational aspects of Legacy Health Services and enables management to immediately access and utilize his legal skills.  
Telephone: (216) 898-8399 ext. 1230