Help at Home appoints a human resources director; InnovAge lands a new CMO

Help at Home Help adds Human Resources Manager

Chicago-based personal care company Help at Home has appointed Lisa George as its director of human resources.

George previously held senior human resources positions at Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Campbell’s Soup (NYSE:CPB). Most recently, she was Director of Human Resources at Shearer’s Foods.

“I found the people in this organization were all really committed to this mission of making a difference, so it was incredibly compelling,” George told Home Health Care News. “I also think we’re in a unique situation, especially with the growth we’ve had over the past 18 months. We want to be that real destination where people really want to come to work and make a difference.

Help at Home has more than 190 locations in 12 states and employs nearly 50,000 caregivers. The company’s revenue comes primarily from government payers like Medicaid, which is unlike most large home care companies that rely primarily on private customers.

The company recently entered New York with two major acquisitions that added more than 10,000 new customers and 12,000 caregivers to its portfolio.

“In HR, we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to activate the business strategy,” George said. “That means looking at people, processes, technology, policies, systems and making sure everyone is able to work together in a very collaborative mindset, also focusing on performance and business results.”

In addition to striving to be the place of choice for caregivers, George wants to “professionalize” the profession of caregiver at Help at Home, and also provide meaningful career paths for all of its workers.

“We really want to continue to professionalize and hone this role, because it’s them at home who make the difference every day,” she said. “We’re really going to make sure that we invest in that and provide a work environment that carers are going to enjoy, that allows them to do their best and pursue that as a longer-term career.”

InnovAge appoints new medical director

InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV) has appointed Dr. Richard Feifer as the company’s medical director.

“There is nothing more important than ensuring that we consistently provide exceptional care to our participants,” said Patrick Blair, President and CEO of InnovAge, in a press release. “As a senior physician with extensive experience and proven leadership in post-acute care and medical practice management, clinical operations, value-based payment models and managed care, Rich is a valuable addition. to our management team.

InnovAge, a Denver-based All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program provider, is one of the largest such organizations. The company has approximately 1,800 employees and serves seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

In his role as CMO, Feifer will be responsible for the delivery of InnovAge’s clinical care, including medical care, quality, pharmacy, dental care and behavioral health.

“I am passionate about finding better ways to deliver effective, high-quality care,” Feifer said in a statement. “My professional mission aligns perfectly with InnovAge and I am very excited to apply my experience to help the company achieve its critical goals. PACE provides a much-needed solution to the many challenges of effectively caring for a medically complex and often underserved population and does so by aligning with what participants and families truly desire and value – aging in their own homes and communities.

Prior to joining InnovAge as CMO, Feifer held various leadership positions at Genesis HealthCare. His most recent role with the company was as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He was responsible for overseeing one of the largest providers of skilled nursing and long-term care, operating nearly 400 facilities in 26 states.

VNA Health Group CEO appointed to CHAP board

VNA Health Group CEO, Dr. Steve Landers, has been added to the Community Health Accreditation Program Inc. (CHAP) Board of Directors.

“CHAP is thrilled to have leaders of Dr. Landers’ caliber join our Board of Directors,” CHAP President and CEO Karen Collishaw said in a statement. “CHAP continues to grow in response to the growing demand for excellence in home and community care, and these new members bring a wealth of skills and industry experience, broadening the depth and knowledge of the board.

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Arlington, Virginia—approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—that accredits home and community care providers. The organization surveys providers of home care, home care, palliative care and home medical equipment.

Empath Health strengthens its legal team

Christy Hendricks has joined Empath Health as General Counsel and Mission Legal Director.

“We look forward to partnering with Christy on many projects, including regulatory issues, business support services, clinical service line support and future growth plans,” said Jonathan Fleece, President of Empath. Health, in a press release. “She will help us shape the future of Empath Health.”

Empath Health is the nation’s largest nonprofit health system. The organization’s network includes palliative care, home care, palliative care, bereavement services, all-inclusive senior care, primary care, medical services and more.

In his new role, Hendricks will oversee the company’s legal, compliance, public policy and legislative affairs teams.

Prior to her appointment, Hendricks was legal director of OU Medicine, the academic medical system affiliated with the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. While there, she established the first legal department and served as the primary legal advisor on the clinical integration of the system with the medical practice group and clinics at the College of Medicine.

“Christy brings a wealth of expertise gained working for large nonprofit health systems like ours,” Empath Health CEO Rafael J. Sciullo said in a statement. “She also has a deep understanding of Empath’s mission to serve our communities with lifelong care for all.”

HHAeXchange expands its management team

New York-based HHAeXchange — a homecare technology platform — announced three hires to expand its leadership team.

James Stanton has been named chief financial officer, Todd Bransford has been named chief product officer, and Nicholas Fahrney has been named chief security and compliance officer.

On the Stanton side, he comes with work experience for a private equity-owned SaaS company – Diligent Corporation – where he worked for 12 years. Bransford also brings SaaS experience, having previously worked for Solera. He also worked at WellSky, a post-acute technology company. Finally, Fahrney has worked in cybersecurity for over 18 years.

“The combined leadership and expertise of Bransford, Stanton and Fahrney reaffirms HHAeXchange’s commitment to revolutionizing home care technology and ensuring patient safety and operational compliance,” said HHAeXchange CEO Greg Strobel. , in a press release. “We are excited to welcome these executives to the team as we continue to build the most comprehensive and connected home care platform on the market.”

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