Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) ("Ventas" or the "Company") today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro was honored by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the "Top 25 Women in Healthcare." This is the third time Ms. Cafaro has been recognized by Modern Healthcare for her thought leadership in the industry.

"This honor is a reaffirmation of Ventas's commitment to providing innovative long term capital solutions to top tier healthcare, senior living and research organizations, enabling them to fulfill their core mission of serving patients, families and communities," said Ms. Cafaro. "Our experienced and cohesive team at Ventas is dedicated to our customers, and this recognition reflects the success of our team and our partners. As healthcare evolves and grows, Ventas remains focused on allocating capital to further innovation, efficiency and quality outcomes."

The Modern Healthcare list is a biennial award honoring female executives from all sectors of the healthcare system who are developing policy, leading change and guiding healthcare delivery improvement. Ms. Cafaro was also recently named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 100 People in Healthcare.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,300 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, life science and innovation centers, skilled nursing facilities, specialty hospitals and general acute care hospitals. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at and

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