Lawrence MA – Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ, newly appointed President and CEO of Home Health Foundation, today announced the appointment of two new senior administrators to their Executive Management Committee.
Patricia Buiocchi, RN, MBA, NHA, will join Home Health Foundation as Vice President of Strategic Operations. Well known in the area, Patricia most recently served as Vice President of Development and Strategic Planning at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital. An exceptional leader with 27 years of clinical and operational experience in a variety of settings, Patricia will work with staff throughout the organization to further the agency’s mission by participating in strategy and direction setting, identifying and prioritizing areas for improvement, assisting project teams with scope definition, and encouraging good change management practices. She will assume direct oversight for the Referral and Utilization Review Departments as work continues on the development and centralization of clinical admission functions across multiple business lines.
Julie Conway, RN, Esq., has accepted the position of Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Clinical Officer for Home Health Foundation. She brings a broad range of experience in home health care, clinical operations and senior management to the role, most recently serving as Division Director for multi-site clinical operations at Bayada Home Health Care. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, Julie has developed clinical programs for population health management, and developed and implemented initiatives to improve patient experience, improve outcomes, and decrease cost of services. Julie has led teams focused on growth, people, service, quality and financial performance metrics and brings a cultural understanding of our Pillars of Excellence to the role that will include the development of clinical services and the evaluation and implementation of clinical programs.
“Patricia and Julie are extremely talented and committed health care professionals, and I am excited to have them join our team,” said Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation. “I am confident in their ability to work with Senior Management, Leadership and our entire organization as we focus on initiatives to further our mission and enhance our reputation as a leader in home health and hospice care.”
Home Health Foundation, the leader in home health care, is comprised of affiliate agencies Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. Together the three agencies serve more than 110 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. Merrimack Valley Hospice also serves the Southern Maine region as York Hospital Hospice in partnership with York Hospital.