Hospices Shaking Up Executive Teams

Blue Ridge Hospice Welcomes New VP of IT Virginia-based Blue Ridge Hospice has named Mohamad Hamad as its new vice president of information technology. Hamad will be responsible for implementing new technologies at the hospice organization that create operational efficiencies, improve patient care delivery and support its strategic initiatives. Technology will play a key role […]

Compassus Taps Michael Asselta as New CEO

The home-based care provider Compassus has appointed Michael J. Asselta as its new CEO, succeeding David Grams. Prior to joining Compassus, Asselta spent eight years with Massachusetts-based Fresenius Medical Care North America, where he most recently served as COO of U.S. Care Delivery and president of Fresenius Kidney Care. There, he managed more than 60,000 […]

C-Suite Shakeups at Aveanna, New Day, Samaritan, VNAHSR

Aveanna Taps New Chief Legal Executive Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAH) has appointed Jerry Perchik as its new chief legal officer and secretary. Perchik will step into the role effective April 29. He was previously chief legal officer at diagnostic imaging company MedQuest Associates, serving in the same role at CRH Healthcare LLC prior […]

UnitedHealth Group Taps CFO John Rex as President

Current UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) CFO John Rex is the company’s new president, effective today. Rex replaces former President and COO Dirk McMahon, who recently retired, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. McMahon stepped down on April 1 after more than 20 years with the company. Rex was tapped to become UnitedHealth […]

Executive Moves at UnitedHealth Group, Treasure Coast Hospice

UnitedHealth Group’s President, COO Change UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has announced the retirement of President and COO Dirk McMahon. The company has not yet named his predecessor. McMahon will step down on April 1 after more than two decades with the insurance giant reported in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. He most […]

Hospice of the Chesapeake Taps Rebecca Miller as New CEO

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Rebecca “Becky” Miller has been appointed president and CEO of Hospice of the Chesapeake, a nonprofit provider. Miller joined the organization in October 2021 as chief clinical officer, […]

VITAS Makes C-Suite, EVP Promotions; Westfall Named Chairman

VITAS Healthcare is making changes in its c-suite and executive team. COO Joel Wherely will now also serve as VITAS’ president, the company announced today. Bryan Wysong, currently senior vice president of operational performance, will step in as executive vice president of operations. CEO Nick Westfall has been appointed the company’s chairman. “VITAS Healthcare continues to […]

New Executives Take the Helm at AccentCare, Blue Ridge, Androscoggin, Good Samaritan

AccentCare Appoints New EVP, CMO Dr. Balu Natarajan has become AccentCare’s new executive vice president and chief medical officer. Natarajan’s role expanded after previously serving as the post-acute company’s chief medical officer for hospice since 2005. In addition to oversee AccentCare’s hospice and palliative care programs, he will also support its clinical care operations and […]

Executive Changes at Niagara Hospice, Transcend Strategy Group, AMOREM, HomeCare & Hospice

Niagara Hospice CEO Retires Lockport, N.Y.-based Niagara Hospice will soon have a new president and CEO with the upcoming retirement of John Lomeo, who has led the organization since 2000. Niagara Hospice is part of The Hospice and Palliative Care Group (HPCG), an organization that provides administrative services. Other providers in the group include Kalos […]