Business Briefs: Great Lakes Caring’s Executive Leadership

Great Lakes Caring Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice, a Midwest provider of coordinated continuum care, including home health, palliative and hospice care, has named four executive leadership hires in its “Leadership 2025 – Evolution of Excellence” plan. The plan puts in place key leadership promotions to advance the company’s position in the industry.

Adam Nielsen has been named president. He recently served as Great Lakes Caring’s vice president of corporate strategy and business development. Prior to working at Great Lakes Caring, he worked at Deloitte and Deutsche Bank. In his new role as president, Nielson will work with the company’s executive leadership team to lead and manage day-to-day operations and the overall execution of the strategic goals and operational plans. 

Marcy Miller, RN, has been named chief clinical officer, where she will oversee the home health and hospice business lines. She has been with Great Lakes Caring for 15 years, and has helped the company achieve award-winning clinical outcomes. She is a certified hospice administrator. 

Carry vandenMaagdenberg has been hired as chief information officer and will be responsible for transforming data into knowledge and knowledge into action in order to enhance quality, realize efficiencies and build upon the exchange of information with other health care partners. She has been with Great Lakes Caring for 18 years.

Senior Helpers Announces New Vice President of Franchise Development

Senior Helpers, one of the nation’s largest providers and franchisers of home health care for seniors, has named Rob Cantrell as its new vice president of franchise development.

In his new role, Cantrell will lead Senior Helpers’ domestic franchise expansion, lead the organization’s efforts to identify and qualify new franchisees and sign franchise agreements with those who meet the company’s standards.

Cantrell previously served as director of franchise development for Kidde Academy and as area sales manager for the awards product leader Herff Jones. Cantrell’s areas of special interest for new franchise business development include the U.S. Northeast, Southeast and Upper Midwest in addition to several open markets in the Western U.S.

Senior Helpers has more than 240 franchised businesses operating across the country. 

Home Instead Senior Care Moves to Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Home Instead Senior Care, a national franchiser of in-home care for the elderly, has expanded its headquarters by twofold in a move from Florence to Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.

The move enables Home Instead to accommodate additional administrative employees, including more than 80 trained and insured caregivers. The expansion will also enable the company to offer more workshops and continuing education for caregivers, client families, senior care referral partners and the Northern Kentucky community.

Home Instead reaches aging adults in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky and offers personal care, including companionship and home helper services, as well as Alzheimer’s care.

One Call Care Management Appoints Dale Wolf to President and CEO

Dale Wolf, executive chairman of One Call Care Management, has been named president and chief executive officer of the company. One Call is a leading provider of specialized solutions to the workers’ compensation industry. 

In late 2015, One Call announced the transition of Joe Delaney, then president and CEO, and began searching for a new top executive. 

Wolf joined the One Call Board in 2014 and has been leading the management team since September of 2015 as full-time executive chair. He has served on the boards of other notable companies, including Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) and Catalyst Health Solutions. 

Wolf began his career at Travelers in the employee benefits and pension businesses. He joined Coventry Healthcare in 1996 as CFO and became CEO in 2005. During his time at Coventry, the company grew from approximately $1 billion in revenue to $13 billion, while integrating 20 acquisitions onto one technology platform.

Senior Care Centers Rebrands Four Locations, Hires COO

Senior Care Centers, LLC, a Dallas-based, long-term care provider that manages more that 95 skilled nursing facilities and 10 assisted and independent living facilities in Texas and Louisiana, has rebranded four Shreveport-area hospice care locations under the name Aime Hospice. Additionally, the company had hired Cynthia Reese to serve as chief operating officer for Aime Hospice. 

The locations were acquired from Gamble Hospice Care in September 2015. One Call serves more that 10,000 residents and employs more than 12,000 individuals. 

Reese has more than 20 years of experience in the home health care and hospice field. She previously worked as regional vice president of sales for AccentCare and area vice president of business development for Amedisys Home Health. 

She is a board member of the Case Management Society of America’s Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas chapter, a founding member of the Northwest Louisiana Hospital Marketing Association and a past board member of the Home Care Association of Louisiana. 

Global Partnership for TeleHealth Hires Rena Brewer as CEO

Rena Brewer has been hired as Global Partnership for TeleHealth’s (GPT) new chief executive officer. GPT is a charitable non-profit agency that promotes the establishment of the telemedicine programs in underserved communities.

Brewer succeeds Paula Guy as CEO, who has transitioned into the position of CEO for Salus Telehealth, Inc., a separate for-profit company that was formed based on GPT’s history of innovation and success within the telemedicine industry. 

In her new role, Brewer will oversee the continued growth of GPT and its affiliate organizations, including Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Alabama Partnership for TeleHealth and Florida Partnership for TeleHealth. 

In 2016, GPT will focus on promoting the benefits of telehealth within the consumer market and further supporting current GPT partners to expand service lines where possible. Under Brewer’s direction, the company will continue to serve as a top not-for-profit telehealth network across the country and work to expand it existing school-based, skilled nursing facility, hospital and worksite telehealth programs.  

Written by Amy Baxter