Movers & Shakers: Fresno Hospice Finds New CEO

Hinds Hospice Picks New CEO

Hinds Hospice in Fresno, California, has picked a new CEO to replace Amy Tobin, who is retiring after more than five years with the end-of-life care provider, The Business Journal reported.

Eric Klimes, an Army veteran, assumes the CEO position for Hinds Hospice, which was founded in 1981 and currently serves about 250 patients.

Klimes joins Hinds after serving as CEO of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to The Business Journal. Throughout his nearly two decades in hospice care, Klimes has worked at agencies in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Iowa and Indiana.

Hinds Hospice’s recorded total revenue and support of about $18.7 million for its fiscal year 2017, according to the hospice provider’s most recently available annual report. Its total expenses were about $17.5 million, the bulk of which came from patient care. More than 1,200 patients received a combined total of 8,144 days worth of care during its 2017 fiscal year.

Stowell Associates Announces New Hires, Promotions

Stowell Associates, one of Wisconsin’s largest private-pay care management and home care companies, has announced the addition of three new employees, as well as several staff promotions.

Based in Milwaukee, Stowell Associates provides personal care and light housekeeping services. The company’s care managers, nurses and social workers help clients manage a variety of problems associated with aging, including care coordination, medication management and, more generally, maintaining independence. Stowell Associates is currently a member of the Aging Life Care Association.

Nancy Tice, previously director of admissions at the Congregational Home, joins Stowell Associates as regional office coordinator. In her duties, Tice will support Stowell in its goal to create a unique care model that integrates professional care management with home care, according to the company.

Brook Mayborne has been chosen to serve as director of human resources, while Chris Damico has been named marketing director.

Jen Nowak, Romero McCants, Susan Hurst and Carlotta Willets also all received promotions.

Nowak has been promoted to regional director of Stowell’s new regional office in Waukesha. McCants, meanwhile, has been promoted to project coordinator from his previous position of office coordinator. Hurst and Willets have been promoted to assistant clinical director and care manager assistant, respectively. Willets was previously an intern with Stowell.

Founded in 1983, Stowell Associates was recently acquired by Chip Measells, a health care executive, and a group of local investors. Co-founders Phyllis Brostoff and Verlie Stefanich retain partial ownership of the company.

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care—a provider of diversified, post-acute senior health care services, including home health services—has promoted Anthony Burgess from medical director to chief medical officer.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care operates across 47 facilities, communities and agencies in more than a dozen states. A privately held company founded in 1983, it provides a wide range of services in the areas of independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation, memory care and home health care. Tutera provides home health and hospice services through its Continua business.

As chief medical officer, Burgess will help lead Tutera’s clinical teams to oversee policy, training and protocols aimed at providing high-quality care throughout the continuum, according to the company.

As Tutera’s corporate medical director, Burgess was previously in charge of overseeing the company’s network of community-based medical directors. Prior to joining Tutera, he served as a consulting physiatrist.

Burgess, who was recently nominated as president of the Kansas Chapter of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), spent several years working with his father as a welder in the construction industry before pursuing his medical career.

Written by Robert Holly

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When Robert's not covering the latest in home health care news, you can likely find him rooting for the White Sox or roaming his neighborhood streets playing Pokemon Go. Before joining HHCN, Robert covered everything from big agribusiness to the hottest tech startups. 

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