Weikel is currently director of Direct Supply, Inc. He serves as chairman of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, Inc. He has served as a member of the Alliance’s Executive Committee since its founding in 1998. He is also a member and past chairman of the Federation of American Health Systems.
A native of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, Weikel joined HCR when it was a subsidiary of Owens-Illinois in 1986 as an executive vice president of HCR and general manager of its Midwest Division. He served as senior executive vice president and director of operations from 1988 to 1991 when named to his current position. Weikel became the director of the company in 1992.
Manor Care, Inc., through its operating group HCR Manor Care, is the leading provider of health care facilities with growing capabilities in subacute and specialty medical services, transitional care and rehabilitative services. The company operates more than 500 long-term care centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and home health care offices. Following the merger of Health Care and Retirement Corporation and Manor Care on September 15, 1998, the company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HCR.
Weikel has spent his entire career in the health care field. Before joining HCR, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Manor Health Care Corporation, the long term care unit of Manor Care, Inc. from 1984 to 1986. From 1978 to 1984, Weikel was a group vice president of American Medical International, Inc. From 1970 to 1977, he served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as commissioner of Medical Service Administration. Prior to that, he served as a brand manager and manager of Health Economics for 5 years with Roche Laboratories.