New VNA Care CEO Plans to Seize ACO Opportunities

The home health industry faced a few uncertainties and challenges within the past year, but for seasoned industry veteran Holly Chaffee, the “sky’s the limit” as she assumes her new post as president and CEO of Boston-based VNA Care. A subsidiary of Newton, Massachusetts-based Atrius Health, VNA Care is a non-profit provider of home health […]

Compassus COO: Hospice Must Become More Mainstream

More research is emerging indicating that patients are receiving hospice care too late. The COO of one large hospice provider believes that data can help combat this trend, but that a larger cultural shift is called for as well, to make end-of-life care more “mainstream.” Corina Tracy has been on the frontlines of end-of-life care […]

Why India’s Home Health Start-Ups Are Raising Serious Funding

Home care startups have been bringing in serious capital in recent years, both in the United States and abroad. India in particular has been a hot market, and a closer look reveals that while the country is different from the U.S. in some key regards, some of the same factors–including demographics, industry fragmentation and mobile […]

Texas Mayor Involved in $150 Million Home Health Fraud Scheme

Francisco Pena, mayor of Rio Bravo, Texas, has been indicted alongside three other individuals for his alleged role in a $150 million home health care fraud and money laundering scam, according to a memo released by the U.S. Justice Department. Pena, 82, of Laredo, Texas, was charged in an 11-count indictment with co-conspirators Rodney Mesquias, […]

Movers & Shakers: Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, Savii Care

Louisville Healthcare CEO Council Appoints Day as President Health care industry veteran Tammy York Day has been appointed president of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC), effective January 9. The council is a partnership of Louisville, Kentucky-based health care leaders, with the goal of revolutionizing the city’s health care economy. Among the members are some notable home […]

InvestSouth Acquires Interim HealthCare Franchisee

Greenville, South Carolina-based health care real estate investment firm InvestSouth, LLC, has acquired in-home and hospice care provider Interim HealthCare of Greenville, Inc. As part of the acquisition, the provider is pushing forward with a new name: Interim HealthCare & Hospice of The Upstate. The acquisition was effective January 1, 2018. The price of the transaction […]

AccentCare Feels No Buyer’s Remorse in Texas Acquisition

In-home care provider AccentCare is entering 2018 with no regrets, as the Dallas-based company transitions a new acquisition, Nurses Unlimited, into its ranks. “This is a very good, mid-sized acquisition,” Daniel Buning, executive vice president of operations at AccentCare, told Home Health Care News. “There’s no buyer’s regret.” Based in Odessa, Texas, Nurses Unlimited is […]

ComForCare Taps Seasoned Franchise Executive for CEO Post

As the founder and former CEO of printing and marketing services company PostNet, franchising veteran Steven Greenbaum thought he knew all the ins-and-outs of his company when he agreed to be featured on the CBS reality show “Undercover Boss.” “I really went into that experience thinking I knew a lot about our owners, about the […]

Workforce Initiatives Set Up Interim for Growth in 2018

The road to success is paved differently for every provider. But for Larry Kraska, CEO of Sunrise, Florida-based Interim HealthCare, Inc., mastering the art of recruiting and retention has played a big role in the company’s overall growth. Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare provides a range of in-home care services, including private duty care, home […]

New Year, New Name for HealthSouth Corporation

HealthSouth Corporation is ushering in the new year by officially completing the change to its new moniker: Encompass Health Corporation. The planned name change took effect at stock market open Tuesday morning. In addition, the Birmingham, Alabama-based provider of home-based care and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals has officially changed its New York Stock Exchange […]