FirstLight Home Care names new CEO
The one-year president of FirstLight Home Care has also been named CEO of the company.
Glie McAnnanley, who was elected president last year, will serve as the new chief executive and will also serve as chief executive.
“Since becoming president more than a year ago, Glee has been building the foundation to help develop our franchise system,” said Bernard Markie, managing partner of FirstLight’s board of directors, in a press release. “As president and CEO, I am confident that she will continue to shape the momentum we have already built here and enable her team to lead with passion and purpose.”
McAnanly is a veteran of the franchise world with more than 30 years of experience in managing owners. Previously, McAnanly was Chief Development Officer and Chief Franchise Relations Director for various ServiceMaster brands.
Based in Roselle, Illinois, FirstLight also hired Frank Todisco as executive director of franchise development, Kimbro Taylor as executive director of marketing and digital strategy, and Lisa Lee as local marketing manager.
“Our goal is to make sure the franchisees come first,” McAnnally said in a press release. “By providing them with ongoing operational support and the tools they need to grow, we can help strengthen the success of their business, increase unit profitability and improve overall performance.
DispatchHealth hires a new leader
DispatchHealth has hired Dr. Reza Alavi as the new president to lead Advanced Care, the hospital’s replacement organization model.
“I find DispatchHealth’s unique care model energizing,” Alavi said in a press release. “Especially considering that this is the only proposal that allows commercial health plans to expand advanced care at home to more than 65% of Americans with private insurance.
The Denver-based DispatchHealth is a home care provider that operates in more than 30 states, providing emergency care and other higher-end services.
DispatchHealth’s Advanced Care line provides care for the top 49 diagnostic groups in Denver, Tacoma, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Richmond, Dallas and Fort Worth.
“Advanced Care has led the industry in providing health plans and alternatives to the healthcare system for their patients and members,” DispatchHealth co-founder and CEO Mark Prater said in a press release. “I am confident that our unique model of care will rise to the next level under the leadership of Dr. Alavi.”
Prior to joining DispatchHealth, Alavi was Vice President and National Medical Director at Optum, where he led the institutional accessibility efforts for Optum Care.
CVS appoints new Chief Strategic Director
CVS Health has announced that Violeta Ostafin will be the new Chief Strategic Officer.
In his new role, Ostafin will lead CVS Health’s core business strategy, focusing on new market opportunities and product development.
Prior to joining CVS Health, Ostafin served as Global Chief Operating Officer for Health Solutions at Aon.
Recently, CVS Health has made a concerted effort to diversify the healthcare it offers. This led to a further focus on home models. Overall, the company focuses on building its capabilities in primary care, the organization of management services and home health to stimulate growth.
Ostafin’s hire takes effect on July 11.
PopHealthCare appoints new CEO
Franklin, Tennessee-based PopHealthCare has appointed Eric Galvin as the new CEO of its value-based national medical group, Emcara Health.
Emcara Health launched in 2021 and offers advanced primary care in a nursing home.
PopHealthCare is a subsidiary of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation. The company offers primary care at home, risk adjustment solutions and assessments at home.
“Galvin has significant experience in the growth strategies and medical management of complex populations in this role,” Thurman Justice, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the GuideWell Venture Group, said in a press release. “His passion for collaborating with health stakeholders to improve the health and well-being of diverse communities and his demonstrated ability to rediscover more sustainable and affordable health plan proposals will help drive the next phase of PopHealthCare and Emcara Health growth.
Prior to joining PopHealthCare, Galvin was executive vice president and chief growth officer for EmblemHealth and president of ConnectiCare.
Empath Health announces new clinical leaders
Empath Health, a home health and hospice provider based in Sarasota, Florida, has announced two new positions of senior medical executives.
Dr. Carol Lee will serve as the Mission’s new Chief Administrative Officer, and Dr. Neville Sarkari will serve as the Mission’s new Chief Medical Officer.
Empath Health provides home health, hospice and home care services in the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida areas to more than 14,000 patients a day. The provider also provides palliative and primary care.
Empath Health also manages the Comprehensive Elderly Care Program (PACE).
“We are proud of the expert medical care we provide to our patients. Dr. Lee and Dr. Sarkari will help us continue, but we will also work to enhance that excellence while continuing to make Empath Health a leader. employment destination for doctors “, Empath Health CEO Rafael J. Sciullo said in a press release.
Lee will oversee Empath’s medical staff, including three of the company’s hospices. Most recently, Lee was the medical director of Suncoast Hospice.
Sarkari will work on patient, family and customer satisfaction, focusing on patient satisfaction as part of Empath Health’s medical programs. Prior to that role, Sarkari was executive vice president and chief medical officer of Tidewell Hospice, a hospice division under the Empath Health umbrella.