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Anne Tumlinson, CEO of ATI Advisory
Jun 17 • 29 min
Home care agencies nationwide are eager to partner with Medicare Advantage plans, but doing so is easier said than done. However, mid-year flexibilities recently announced by CMS instantly opened up new opportunities for providers. In this episode of…
Joe McDonough, Founder and CEO of Nizhoni Health
May 20 • 22 min
While the coronavirus brings a number of direct challenges for home-based care operators, it presents several secondary hurdles as well. Among them: an exacerbation of mental illness and behavioral health conditions, especially for isolated older adults.…
Brent Korte, Chief Home Care Officer at EvergreenHealth
Apr 22 • 31 min
EvergreenHealth Home Care has more experience dealing with the coronavirus than any other agency in the country. It’s been battling the COVID-19 virus since February, when the first positive case popped up in the Seattle area, where the home health…
NAHC President Bill Dombi
Mar 20 • 33 min
National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill DombiThe United States — now with more confirmed cases than all but two countries — has hit a critical juncture in the uphill battle against the coronavirus. But home- and community-based…
HouseWorks Founder and CEO Andrea Cohen
Feb 26 • 31 min
Headquartered in the Boston area, HouseWorks is growing — and fast. Private equity backing has helped. And so has the company’s unique business model, a blend of home care and home modification. For this episode of Disrupt, we caught up with the leader of…
Dr. Robyn Stone, SVP of Research for LeadingAge
Jan 30 • 31 min
Home health and personal care aides are often referred to as “the eyes and ears” of the U.S. health care system, but they’re still infrequently used in care teams. Changing that is going to take some hard work and dedicated advocacy, according to Dr.…
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s Joanne Cunningham
Dec 12, 2019 • 25 min
With 2020 right around the corner, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is coming in hot. Providers big and small are mostly ready to go at this point — but there’s always something new to learn. For the final Disrupt conversation of 2019 — a year of…
President & CEO of Interim HealthCare Jennifer Sheets
Nov 7, 2019 • 35 min
Interim HealthCare — one of the oldest home-based care franchise models around — is headed in a brand new direction. President and CEO Jennifer Sheets is leading the way. After joining Interim in early 2019, Sheets is now steering Interim toward its new…
Centennial Adultcare Center CEO William Zagorski
Oct 3, 2019 • 32 min
For many in the aging services space, the adult day center world isn’t exactly clear. Murky federal definitions and regulations mean adult day oversight is largely left to state-by-state governance. Additionally, many individuals maintain overly…
President of Family Directed Kiel Dowlin
Sep 12, 2019 • 25 min
You’ve probably heard of HomeHero before, the startup once labeled a home care “disruptor” that was eventually forced to close up shop. But have you ever heard of Family Directed? That’s the relatively new technology-enabled home care company that’s…
Head of Uber Health Dan Trigub
Aug 19, 2019 • 29 min
A few years ago, many would have considered ride-hailing and health care apples and oranges. But today, they’re more like peanut butter and jelly, with companies such as Uber and Lyft rolling out health care divisions of their own. In this episode of…
CEO of Family Resource Home Care Jeff Wiberg
Jul 31, 2019 • 27 min
Led by CEO Jeff Wiberg, Family Resource Home Care is the product of a merger between two of the biggest home care providers in the Pacific Northwest. The company is now using that scale to create density in its markets and go after emerging Medicare…
CEO of Bayada David Baiada
Jul 18, 2019 • 26 min
With its transition to a nonprofit model, Bayada Home Health Care has had a busy past couple years. Next up for the billion-dollar home-based care provider? Finding new ways to do — and pay for — what it does best. In this episode of Disrupt, CEO David…
CEO of Lifesprk Joel Theisen
Jun 21, 2019 • 29 min
If you haven’t yet heard of Minnesota-based Lifesprk, you likely will very soon. Led by CEO Joel Theisen, Lifesprk provides a range of services in the home — including home-based primary care — to help seniors achieve their health and wellness goals. The…
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Bruce Greenstein
Jun 3, 2019 • 33 min
Fresh off a quarter filled with nearly 20 acquisition deals and announcements, LHC shows no signs of slowing down in the months — or years — to come. In this episode of Disrupt, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Bruce…
Executive Vice President and Chief of Provider Services at the VNSNY Andria Castellanos
May 20, 2019 • 26 min
With a new EVP, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit home- and community-based health care organizations in the country has its eyes set on the future. In this episode of Disrupt, you’ll hear from Andria Castellanos, executive vice president and chief…
CEO of Encompass Health Home Health & Hospice April Anthony
May 3, 2019 • 34 min
Encompass Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute health care services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of in-patient rehabilitation hospitals, home health…
Amedisys CEO Paul Kusserow
Apr 22, 2019 • 34 min
Since joining Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) in 2014, CEO Paul Kusserow has spearheaded an ambitious turnaround effort, during which time the company’s stock has climbed from around $20 per share to the more than $130 per share range it sits at today. Most of…
Family & Nursing Care CEO Neal Kursban
Mar 29, 2019 • 26 min
As the population ages, the caregiver shortage worsens and Medicare Advantage plans continue to add supplemental benefits, the home care industry is becoming increasingly complex. In this episode, you’ll hear how Neal Kursban — CEO of Family & Nursing…
Elara Caring CEO G. Scott Herman
Mar 12, 2019 • 31 min
Michigan-based Great Lakes Caring, Connecticut-based National Home Health Care and Texas-based Jordan Health Services were — not too long ago — three separate home-based care providers. Backed by Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Kelso & Company, they came…
FirstLight Home Care CEO Jeff Bevis
Feb 11, 2019 • 24 min
Cincinnati-based FirstLight Home Care — named to Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious List in January — is one of the largest home care franchise systems in the country. FirstLight has seen steady year-over-year growth with CEO Jeff Bevis at the helm, but…
National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President Bill Dombi
Jan 11, 2019 • 34 min
Since taking over as president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) in early 2018, Bill Dombi has spearheaded the organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill on behalf of its 33,000 or so home care, hospice and home health…
HomeWatch Caregivers CEO Julie Smith
Dec 7, 2018 • 37 min
Since joining HomeWatch Caregivers in 2015, Julie Smith has led the company from being family-owned to being in private equity ownership, through transactions that set industry records for their multiples. Today, HomeWatch Caregivers is leveraging the PE…
ComForCare CEO Steve Greenbaum
Nov 12, 2018 • 30 min
In his first year as CEO of ComForCare, Steve Greenbaum has focused on learning the ins-and-outs of home care while helping shape the company’s innovative approach to growth. ComForCare is part of an expanding platform of related franchise brands owned by…
BrightSpring Health CEO Jon Rousseau
Oct 19, 2018 • 50 min
The ninth episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! In this interview, BrightSpring Health CEO Jon Rousseau discusses: - How his career led him from finance into health care and into the role of CEO of BrightSpring Health - Extending into hospice…
Stowell Associates - CEO Chip Measells
Sep 15, 2018 • 41 min
The eighth episode of the Home Health Care News (HHCN) podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Listen to our conversation with Stowell Associates’ CEO Chip Measells and learn about: - His background in investment banking and as an entrepreneur, and why he…
Hometeam - CEO Randy Klein
Aug 23, 2018 • 43 min
The seventh episode of the Home Health Care News (HHCN) podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Listen to our conversation with Hometeam CEO Randy Klein and learn about: - His background as senior vice president of partner development for Remedy Partners, his…
Nurse Next Door – President & CEO Cathy Thorpe
Jul 23, 2018 • 34 min
In our sixth episode of Disrupt, HHCN speaks with Nurse NextDoor President and CEO Cathy Thorpe. In this interview, Thorpe discusses: - Her background leading Canadian operations for The Gap, and how her experience in retail has helped her transform Nurse…
Alliance Homecare Co-Founder & CEO Gregory Solometo
Jun 21, 2018 • 45 min
In episode five of Disrupt, we sat down with Alliance Homecare Gregory Solometo. We discussed his move from investment banking to home care and his company’s expansion in recent years. This episode of Disrupt is sponsored by Homecare Homebase, whose…
Interim HealthCare President and CEO, Lawrence Kraska
May 18, 2018 • 64 min
Welcome to episode 4 of Disrupt. Tim Mullaney is currently on vacation but before he left, he sat down to talk with Interim HealthCare president and ceo Lawrence Kraska. They talked about Kraska’s first years in the healthcare industry, ongoing struggles…
Honor President Nita Sommers
Apr 20, 2018 • 41 min
In episode three of Disrupt, we sat down with Nita Sommers, president at Honor. This episode is sponsored by Homecare Homebase, whose powerful, cloud-based home health software streamlines virtually every aspect of your business. Visit www.hchb.com to…
AccentCare CEO Stephan Rodgers
Mar 23, 2018 • 52 min
In episode two of Disrupt, we sat down with Stephan Rodgers, CEO at AccentCare. Stephan talked about his military career, jumping into health care from the insurance world and hot issues facing home care in 2018. This episode is sponsored by Homecare…
BrightStar Care CEO & Co-Founder Shelly Sun
Mar 2, 2018 • 51 min
BrightStar Care CEO Shelly Sun sat down with Home Health Care News to talk about her company’s history, her personal journey and an appearance on Undercover Boss. This episode is sponsored by Homecare Homebase, whose powerful, cloud-based home health…