Elizabeth Marie Fago is an accomplished healthcare executive and entrepreneur dedicated to transforming the quality and delivery of care for the elderly. She is a versatile innovator who combines passion with business savvy to improve lives while delivering bottom-line results. Elizabeth has been repeatedly recognized for her contributions and expertise by the highest levels of the public and private sector, including multiple presidential and gubernatorial appointments. Her impressive leadership approach fosters collaboration and garners support within the communities and partners with whom she interacts. With an unparalleled commitment to industry outreach, community involvement and philanthropic efforts, Elizabeth Fago has made an impact nationally and internationally in a way few business people have.
Elizabeth Fago began her career as a commercial real estate broker at the age of 18. After working on a real estate transaction involving a long-term care facility, Elizabeth embarked on a career as a broker of senior housing and the rest, as they say, is history.
Responding to what she viewed as a serious deficiency in treatment quality, Elizabeth founded Home Quality Management to acquire, improve and turn around financially underperforming nursing homes and assisted living facilities. From her first acquisition in 1992, Elizabeth grew HQM to 85 facilities with 13,000 employees and annual revenues of $650 million at the time of its sale in October of 2007.