Movers & Shakers: Salus, QMerit

Salus Homecare Adds Daniel Peters as Executive Director

Salus Homecare, a home care provider with offices in three states—California, Colorado and Utah—has named Daniel Peters as executive director for its Salus South Bay office.

In this role, Peters takes on the responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operational performance, creating and defining initiatives to improve quality of care, and promoting and monitoring compliance with the Joint Commission standard for continued accreditation.


Peters joins Salus with extensive experience in the home care space, including developing systems and procedures for 24Hr Homecare and creating a centralized intake system for national contracts. He has also managed the development of marketing and sales material explaining the value of home care and home health; training and continued development of home care personnel; and has managed participation in speaking to educate national partners on the complexities of home care in California.

“This is an exciting time when Salus Homecare is seeing the rapid evolvement of the landscape of the homecare industry,” Boad Swanson, president of Salus Homecare, stated. “To continue offering our patients the highest quality homecare and home health experience throughout these changes, it is imperative that we employ and retain top talent. This line of thinking played no small part in our decision to offer Daniel the executive director position with Salus South Bay. His demonstrated knowledge, skills and leadership abilities will certainly benefit our patients, provider partners and staff.”

Mark Heaney, Former Addus CEO, Joins QMerit As Board Director


QMerit has appointed Mark Heaney, the former CEO of Addus Homecare, as its board director. QMerit is the creator of a new SaaS platform for efficient labor sourcing in the technical services and home health care markets.

Heaney, who has been involved in the delivery of health services at home since 1979, joined Addus in 1985, and eventually became president and CEO in May 2008. He because Addus’ chairman in 2009. Heaney served in those roles until January 2016.

During his career, Heaney served as a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Homecare & Hospice (NAHC) for six years. He was chairman of NAHC’s Homecare Aide Section focused on Medicaid services and a founding board member of the Medicaid Homecare Association of America. He is a member of the board of advisors for Catholic Charities of the Archdiose of Chicago. He also currently serves on the board of directors for Trade Winds, a community group serving the developmentally disabled.

Heaney is a frequent industry speaker and has testified before Congress on behalf of home bound veterans and served on local Medicaid related task groups and advisory boards.

“We are truly enthused about Mark Heaney joining our board and bolstering our health care domain expertise,” Tracy K. Price, CEO and Chairman of QMerit, said in a statement. “We believe the unique combination of Mark’s industry leading expertise in point of service caregiving coupled with the QMerit platform will create a step level change in the industry.”

BJC HealthCare Promotes Joan Magruder to President 

Joan Magruder has been promoted to president of BJC HealthCare group. BJC HealthCare is one of the largest health care organizations in the country, serving metro St. Louis, mid-Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Magruder is currently the president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and will continue serving in that role in addition to assuming executive oversight of BJC Home Care and Community Services, including BJC Behavioral Health, BJC Corporate Health Services, BJC Home Care Services and BJC Hospice. She will also have oversight of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and BJC long-term care services.

She was appointed president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2013 and has previously served as president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

North Hill Names Janice Masi as Executive Director

North Hill, a Massachusetts senior living company, has named Janice Masi as executive director of a new home and community based services (HCBS) division.

Masi joins North Hill with 30 years of experience in health care operations. Her new role will be to launch several new HCBS initiatives, expanding services and opportunities once available only to residents living at North Hill’s campus. The initiative is aimed to adults aged 55 or older living within a 20-mile radius of the Needham campus.

Prior to joining North Hill, Masi was a member of the founding team for Caregiver Homes/Seniorlink, an emerging growth eldercare company which implements innovative care models and services in the community. She previously served as vice president for Eastern Rehabilitation Network out of Hartford, Connecticut, and Prism Rehab Systems of Boston.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Janice Masi’s caliber join us to implement and expand North Hill’s new HCBS,” said Kevin Burke, North Hill CEO. “Janice’s proven track record in connecting elders to meaningful opportunities is an excellent match for North Hill’s philosophy and mission.”

Written by Amy Baxter

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