Hospice and home health provider AccentCare has installed Chris Dimos as the company’s first chief operations officer. Dimos comes to AccentCare after serving as president of retail solutions at McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services, a segment of McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), a Fortune 10 company.
Dimos began his health care career as a pharmacist and moved on to develop expertise in multi-location healthcare solutions, retail health and wellness, pharmaceutical manufacturer relations, sourcing and consumer package goods management. He previously served as president of Supervalu Pharmacies and Non-Foods Merchandising.
“I’m thrilled to have Chris join us during this very transformational time for AccentCare,” said Steve Rodgers, CEO of AccentCare “2020 was a break out year for the company. I look forward to the innovative business solutions Chris will bring and a fresh perspective to the changing care in the home and how it’s delivered.”
A Gary, Ind., native, Dimos has relocated to Dallas, where AccentCare is headquartered. In addition to this new COO role, he is a member of the Safe Rx strategic advisory board, Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy National Board of Advisors.
AccentCare’s 30,000 employees care for 123,000 patients annually out of 200 locations in 28 states. The company maintains more than 50 strategic partnerships with insurance companies, physician groups, and major health systems.
Dimos’ appointment follows AccentCare’s merger with Illinois-based Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, which completed last month. AccentCare is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Advent International, which purchased the provider from Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2019 for an undisclosed sum.
AccentCare CEO Rodgers will lead the combined organization post-merger. Seasons CEO Todd Stern will helm the company’s hospice operations and will be named executive vice chair.
The merged enterprise will provide a full continuum of home-based health care services, including hospice, palliative care, home health care and personal care.
“AccentCare has made important moves to meet every challenge that has come their way,” said Dimos. “They’ve made technological strides for improving patient care management, deployed market-leading post-acute telehealth, acquired new partnerships for a larger patient reach, and have brought on other new leaders to fill critical roles to continue the momentum.”