Movers & Shakers: Well Care Home Health, PreparedHealth

Well Care Home Health Appoints Kipple to New Senior Leadership Role

Wilmington, North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health has appointed Robin Kipple, RN, BSN as its new senior director of population health and clinical integration. Well Care Home Health provides home care and nursing and rehabilitation services to residents throughout the state.

In her new role, Kipple will be in charge of implementing care models and oversee clinical pilot programs, including cardiopulmonary care, wound care and disease management. She will also lead the company in developing new value-based delivery models to foster relationships with local referral sources.

Kipple has 20 years of home health care experience under her belt. Prior to joining the company, she served as director of clinical and practice outcomes for 15 health care locations across three different states, and oversaw roughly 800 clinicians.

PreparedHealth Welcomes Brainch as Chief Marketing Officer

Health care engagement company PreparedHealth has welcomed Iqbal Brainch as its new chief marketing officer.

Prior to joining the team, Brainch served as vice president of marketing and product strategy for risk management and analytics software developer OptionsCity, where he spearheaded the firm’s growth phase.

PreparedHealth is a Chicago-based company that provides an online networking platform, called enTouch, which connects home health agencies and health care systems. The firm recently added Centegra Health System and Encompass Home Health to its platform.

Outside of the firm, Brainch is a current member and former chair of the alumni board of governors at Washington University in St. Louis, and is also involved with the Chicago Board for Camp Kesey, a national organization that supports children with parents battling cancer.

Clayton Fulfills Tech Role for Assisting Hands Home Care

Nampa, Idaho-based Assisting Hands Home Care has added Randon Clayton to the team as its new technology associate.

In his new role, Clayton will be in charge of assisting franchise owners with technology and account support, specializing in updating and maintaining IFX, opening new accounts, as well as helping owners with Facebook, Google Business, e-mail and Assisting Hands University, the company’s proprietary training program.

Clayton has a background in sales and technology. His hiring coincides with the company’s strategic efforts in assisting its franchise owners with technology and account support.

Hogan Steps Up to Executive Chair Role for Medalogix; Wood Named Successor

Health care predictive analytics firm Medalogix has appointed Dan Hogan as executive chairman of the board, with Elliot Wood stepping into the CEO role for the Nashville-based company.

As chairman, Hogan will lead the company’s board of directors and serve as liaison between the board and Medalogix management. He will also focus on building industry relationships to discover new market expansion.

Wood has been with the company since 2013, serving as its senior vice president of products. In his tenure, Wood has been promoted several times and was named president in January. He brings more than a decade of health care technology experience to the firm.

Prior to joining the team, Wood served as senior director of value strategy and informatics for health care mobile technology firm AirStrip Technologies.

Founded in 2012 by Hogan, Medalogix provides analytics, workflow and business intelligence solutions to home health providers.

SCAN Welcomes Two New Medical Directors

Long Beach, California-based SCAN, a Medicare Advantage health insurance plan provider, has welcomed Magda Lenartowicz, MD, and Terrence Offenberger, MD as its new medical directors.

In her new role, Lenartowicz will work with health care services and quality improvement teams at SCAN and oversee clinical programs for the company’s community home service, Independence at Home. Offenberger, on the other hand, will provide clinical direction across SCAN Health Plan staff and contracted  providers.

Lenartowicz specializes in internal medicine and has a fellowship in geriatric medicine and social science, with a focus in gerontology. Prior to joining the company, she founded a home health company and taught gerontology at McMaster University in Canada. She also served as medical director at a geriatric inpatient service in Southern California and continues her clinical work as a hospice and palliative care physician with Rozeroom Hospice.

Offenberger is a board-certified internist and is a fellow at the American College of Physicians. He has served as the Southern California market medical director for United Health Plan, and also held positions at UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare Medical Group.

Miller Appointed VP of Sales for PlayMaker

PlayMaker, a sales platform developer for the post-acute care sector, has added Holly Miller to its team as vice president of sales.

In her new post, Miller will help in developing the company’s growth in providing customers with products and services tailored to their needs.

She brings more than 15 years of health care and technology sales experience. Prior to joining the team, she served as associate vice president of sales at HealthStream, a company that provides workforce development, patient experience and provider solutions for the health care industry.

Emmott Joins Fazzi as VP of Business Development

Home care and hospice consulting firm Fazzi Associates has welcomed Peter Emmott as vice president of business development.

He brings 23 years of experience to the firm, most recently serving as vice president of sales and marketing for McKesson Provider Technologies’ home health and hospice business unit.

In his new role, Emmott will oversee account management and business development, working closely with agencies to promote and deliver Fazzi’s various services.

Jordan Health Welcomes New CFO

Dallas-based home care provider Jordan Health Services has named John Pitts as its new chief financial officer. He succeeds Jeff Bonham, who is shifting into the role of executive vice president of finance and integrations.

Pitts has more than 30 years of experience in the finance industry, with 14 years in health care. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Lewisville, Texas-based Horizon Health Corporation, where he eventually served as its CFO.

He also served in this role for Varsity Brands, an athletics apparel provider based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Written by Carlo Calma