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 […]

New Directors at Iowa River, Home Health of the Ozarks; C-Suite Shifts at Elara Caring, VIA Health

Home Health of the Ozarks and Hospice of Care Names New Director Missouri-based Texas County Memorial Hospital (TCMH) has appointed Cheryl Maley, registered nurse, as new director of Home Health of the Ozarks and Hospice of Care. Maley joined the hospital system’s home health department in 2012 as a certified nurse assistant, later becoming a […]

Guaranteed Taps SVP of Strategic Growth; Nurses Step Into C-Suite at Hospice of the Piedmont, Hudson Valley Hospice

Guaranteed’s New SVP of Growth, Strategy Tech-enabled hospice startup Guaranteed has named Ryan Malone as its new senior vice president of growth and strategy. Before joining Guaranteed, Malone served as vice president of sales and partnerships at mental health provider Thriveworks since 2021. Previously, he was head of growth at Mavencare, and served in sales […]

Steward Health Exec to Replace Stephan Rodgers as AccentCare’s CEO

AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers is stepping down, with Laura Tortorella, COO of Steward Health, lined up to succeed him. Rodgers became AccentCare’s top executive in 2012 after more than three years as the CEO of OptumHealth Collaborative Care. Optum is now a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). A major achievement during Rodgers’ tenure at the […]

Executive Shifts at Amedisys, AMOREM, VITAS; Compassus, Hospice of the Chesapeake Appoint New Clinical Leaders

Amedisys’ New Chief Accounting Officer The forthcoming acquisition of Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) subsidiary Optum has sparked executive shifts. The home health and hospice provider recently announced the leadership changes in a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Allyson Guidroz was recently appointed as its chief accounting […]

Dr. Amar Desai Takes Helm at Optum Health as New CEO

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) subsidiary Optum Health recently tapped Dr. Amar Desai as its new CEO. The change in leadership comes on the heels of Optum Health’s growing presence in the hospice and home health landscape. The company has acquired two of the nation’s largest providers — LHC Group and Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) — […]