Humana Touts New Leadership, Realignment; Amedisys Alum Joins Elara Caring

Humana Announces Strategic Leadership, Care Delivery Changes

Insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has hired a new chief strategy and corporate development officer.

Vishal Agrawal, M.D., previously of Washington, D.C.-based financial services and investment firm the Carlyle Group, steps into the position on Dec. 10. In the new role, Agrawal will spearhead advancing the company’s strategic insights and planning process, as well as directing mergers, acquisitions and partnerships.


Agrawal succeeds Christopher Hunter, who recently took a new leadership role within Humana’s group, specialty and military business lines. Meanwhile, Hunter succeeds Beth Bierbower, who now has a leadership position in the company’s recently created Humana Studio H in Boston. Her goal is to develop a new senior health care experience.

Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana also recently announced realignment of its care delivery organization. Now, the program is part of the company’s finance organization and overseen by Chief Financial Officer Brian Kane.

One goal in the realignment involves expanding clinical capabilities to accommodate members of several different payers.


“Our desire to grow payor-agnostic care delivery through acquisitions and de novo centers will be further realized by realigning the entity to the Finance organization,” said Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard in a statement. “There, the Care Delivery Organization can leverage the operational and financial expertise of Brian Kane and his leadership team to advance its primary care capabilities.”

Amedisys Alum Joins Elara Caring As Sales Head

Newly formed Elara Caring has added an Amedisys alum as its new chief sales officer.

Last week, Caroline Henderson joined the home-based care company, which brought together Great Lakes Caring, Jordan Health Services and National Home Health Care earlier this year.

Over the course of her career, Henderson has held a variety of marketing and sales positions at Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys, a national provider of home health, hospice and personal care. In her new role, she will be responsible in driving organic sales at Elara Caring.

“We are very excited that Caroline has agreed to join Elara Caring as we continue to grow our position in the home health care industry,” said G. Scott Herman, Elara Caring CEO. “Her experience in our industry will be invaluable as we continue our mission of providing patients with the Right Care, at the Right Time, and in the Right Place.”

Signature Healthcare at Home Hires Internally For New Division President

Oregon-based Signature Healthcare at Home has hired a three-year company alum as its new division president.

Before taking up the new role, Mary Kofstad, APRN, MSN, served as vice president of clinical operations and director of clinical services. As division president, Kofstad will oversee overall operations of home health and hospice services at the home-based care company that serves the Pacific Northwest.

“Signature Healthcare at Home and the Avamere Family of Companies has a passionate leadership team that truly wants to see improvement,” Kofstad said. “That’s exciting to me as I’m looking for ways to innovate. Passion is something you can’t teach. I’m looking forward to working with a team that feels the same as I do about caring for others.”

Written by Bailey Bryant

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