Amedisys, DispatchHealth Add New Chief People Officers; Cypress Living Names HCBS VP

Adam Holton joins Amedisys as chief people officer

Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) has named Adam Holton as its new chief people officer. Holton has more than 20 years of experience of relevant experience under his belt.

“At Amedisys, we strive to create an exceptional employee experience because our people are the heart of what we do,” Chris Gerard, president and CEO of Amedisys, said in a press statement. “In an increasingly competitive talent market, the attraction and retention of high performing diverse talent is key, and Adam’s depth of expertise will help us achieve this strategy so we can continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients and their families.”

Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys provides home health, hospice and personal care services in 38 states and Washington, D.C.


Before joining Amedisys, Holton was the chief human resources officer at Numotion. Prior to that, he served in the same role at CHS Inc. He has also served in a number of human resources leadership roles at General Electric, USAA and Bank One.

“People are the most valued and essential part of any organization,” Holton said in the statement. “I am passionate about being a part of a caregiving culture that attracts, supports and develops people to their fullest, and helping Amedisys achieve its vision. I’m honored and excited to join this exceptional company and look forward to contributing to its important mission of allowing patients to receive the care they need where they most want to be, in the home.”

DispatchHealth names MJ Vigil as its chief people officer

DispatchHealth announced that it has appointed MJ Vigil as the company’s new chief people officer, an increasingly popular position.


Originally launched as an in-home urgent care startup, Denver-based DispatchHealth delivers higher-acuity care – including offering hospital-level care – in the home.

Vigil joins DispatchHealth with over 25 years of human resources experience. She also has an ample amount of experience in stakeholder and employee engagement, talent acquisition and business transformation.

“At DispatchHealth, our team members are integral to the success of the organization and the transformation we are making in the health care industry,” Dr. Mark Prather, co-founder and CEO of DispatchHealth, said in a press release. “With MJ, we found the ideal background, knowledge, and demonstrated track record of living her values. MJ’s servant leadership and passion for our patient and our team member experience aligns to our bold people and business aspirations.”

Prior to her new appointment, Vigil was chief people officer at Medable Inc. She has held leadership roles at financial services, technology, consumer products and hospitality organizations before that.

“DispatchHealth has seen tremendous growth over the last few years, both in the number of markets where patients receive care and in the number of team members providing or supporting that care,” Vigil said in the statement. “I am drawn to DispatchHealth’s humanity, its digital innovation and its commitment to patient-centric solutions. I am excited to join an organization and team that is leading a true transformation of health care.”

Cypress Living promotes executive director to VP of HCBS

Christine Burns, executive director of Cypress at Home, has been promoted to vice president of home- and community-based services (HCBS) for Cypress Living.

Cypress Living is a provider of programs and services meant to secure the health and wellbeing of seniors across Southwest Florida. Cypress Living provides operational support to Cypress at Home, which enables seniors to age in place by delivering in-home services.

As vice president of HCBS, Burns will be responsible for overseeing the overall leadership, direction and growth of the company. Burns will also be in charge of establishing the strategic direction of management services for HCBS within Southwest Florida.

Prior to her role at Cypress at Home, Burns served as the director of post-acute intake and business development at Lee Health.

“Christine Burns is an authentic leader who has played a vital role in changing the way care is provided to adults here in Southwest Florida,” Troy Churchill, president and CEO of Cypress Living, said in a press release. “Her focus on the development of a strong culture of empowered team members has helped to pave the way for continued growth and expansion in this sector.”

Mission Healthcare appoints chief clinical officer

Mission Healthcare has hired Mag VanOosten as the company’s new chief clinical officer. In her new role, VanOosten will take the helm of the company’s clinical operations.

VanOosten has decades of experience in home health and hospice and has served in a variety of roles in clinical operations, strategic planning, quality improvement and nursing. Her last role before joining Mission Healthcare was the president and chief clinical officer at UnityPoint at Home.

“We are honored to welcome Mag to our executive team. Her clinical background, passion for clinical excellence and proven leadership make her the right person to support our team, integrate services across the organization and advance our clinical quality initiatives,” Paul VerHoeve, CEO of Mission Healthcare, said in a press statement. “Mag brings a level of thought leadership and innovation that will further enhance our reputation of excellence in patient care.”

San Diego, California-based Mission Healthcare is one of the largest regional providers of home health, hospice and palliative care. The company is backed by the Chicago-based PE firm The Vistria Group.

Alvita Care fillsnewly created president role

Alvita Care announced its appointment of Moshe Zaghi to the newly created role of president.

In his new role, Zaghi will be responsible for pushing the company’s operational performance forward and will be in charge of leading growth initiatives.

“We are proud to have attracted the talent that Moshe brings to Alvita Care,” Tracy Ongena, founder and CEO of Alvita Care, said in a statement. “He has the financial acumen and operational experience of successfully scaling high-touch businesses with a heavy focus on care. He joins Alvita Care at a critical juncture as we prepare to grow and scale aggressively.”

Alvita Care is a home care agency that serves the New York and New Jersey markets. The company service lines include personal care, private duty nursing, care management, speciality care and more.

Prior to joining Alvita Care, Zaghi was the CFO of Optima Dermatology Partners, an Alpine Investors portfolio company.

AlayaCare adds chief product and technology officer

Home-based care technology company AlayaCare has named Andrew McDonald as its chief product and technology officer.

As chief product and technology officer, McDonald will oversee the advancement of the AlayaCare product portfolio. He brings over 20 years of experience to the role.

“The passion for innovation at AlayaCare to create technology that advances the digital transformation of the home care market matches my own ambitions in assuring the best technology and solutions are delivered to provide better outcomes for our customers and their clients,” McDonald said in a press release.

AlayaCare is a software platform and secure cloud-based system that includes clinical documentation, client-and-family portals, remote patient monitoring and mobile caregiver functionality. The company’s platform utilizes artificial intelligence-based predictive models.

AlayaCare serves more than 500 home-based care agencies across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

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