Doug is a respected leader in the healthcare industry and most of his almost 30 year career has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors. As a purpose driven entrepreneur, Doug has built, owned and operated several senior living communities as well as a hospice organization prior to founding Blue Stone Therapy in 2009. His extensive experience in operating senior living and skilled nursing communities is what drove him to build Blue Stone Therapy. He was dissatisfied with numerous national rehabilitation providers offering shared and inconsistent staffing and limited services. Doug knew he could be part of the solution to bring a healthy and needed improvement to the industry. He had a vision and a determination to deliver comprehensive therapy services that fully integrate and partner with the communities and residents alike. Because of Doug’s expertise and passion Blue Stone Therapy is now enhancing thousands of lives daily.
Doug believes in giving back to the sector and his community by serving on several boards and committees. Currently he serves on the Board of the Iowa Health Care Association, he is the Chair of the Public Policy Committee, and he serves on the Board of Iowa Long Term Care Risk Management. He is also an active member of numerous state and federal health care associations. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and is an avid fan. He was born and raised on his family’s farm in Osage, Iowa. He partners in business and life with his wife Theresa, and together they have six children.