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 […]

AccentCare Appoints New CFO

Dallas-headquartered AccentCare has tapped Saurabh Gupta as its new chief financial officer. The post-acute health care company announced the leadership change Monday morning. Gupta previously served as CFO of Envision Medical Group, working in various finance and strategic planning roles at Steward Health Care, pharmaceutical and medical device companies Alcon and Novartis, American Airlines and […]

Agape Care Names New Palliative Medical Director; Silverado Taps New Sales VP

Agape Care Names New Palliative Medical Director Agape Care Group, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners has appointed Kari Bradford, a doctor of nursing practice, as its new palliative medical director. In this role, Bradford will lead the organization’s integrated palliative care program model with an additional focus on growing the workforce. She will […]

Aveanna Healthcare Appoints Matt Buckhalter as New CFO

Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAH) has appointed Matt Buckhalter as its new CFO effective Jan 1. Buckhalter has served as CFO in an interim capacity since July 2023, when his predecessor, David Afshar, left the company. Afshar moved on to pursue “other opportunities,” and his departure was not a result of any disagreements with […]

VNA Health Group Appoints New Board Leadership; Blue Ridge Taps New COO

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group) has named a new board chair and vice chair, among other leadership appointments. Beginning in 2024, Robert Dibble will succeed Patrick McMenamin as chairman of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Eileen O’Hern Luby will serve as vice chair. Long-time board member Kathy Jones will become the board’s […]

VITAS Appoints 3 New Executives; Chemed CFO to Retire

VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary of of Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE), has brought up from its ranks three new executive leaders. Meanwhile, its parent company Chemed has named a new CFO. As of 2020, Miami-based VITAS is the nation’s largest hospice provider by market share, operating 50 locations in 14 states. Through the third quarter of […]

Compassus Taps John Cullen as New CFO

The Tennessee-based home-based care organization Compassus has appointed John Cullen as its new CFO, effective October 30. Cullen comes to Compassus from Scripps Health, where he was vice president of corporate development. There, he led a range of growth initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions, according to a press release from Compassus. […]

Bristol Hospice Taps New CFO, Division President

Bristol Hospice is reshaping its executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Derrick as its new CFO and Brett Jackson as division president. Derrick joined the company last year as senior vice president of finance. He succeeds former CFO Gerry Christenson, who is retiring. Derrick came to Bristol from Tula Health, where he raised more […]