HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Simione Healthcare Consultants, a leading consulting firm specializing in home care and hospice, has appointed Rachel Hawkins, RN, BSN, as a Senior Manager supporting clinical consulting for mergers and acquisitions.
A resident of Indiana, Hawkins has nearly 20 years of healthcare and home care management experience, including oversight of multiple branches and corporate departments ranging from field operations to corporate leadership functions. Her expertise includes operations, financial management, clinical care, and training and program development in home care and critical care.
Most recently, Hawkins was corporate director of clinical affairs with Almost Family Inc., since 2002, where she led compliance for 250 home health agencies in 15 U.S. states, served as the regulatory liaison, and spearheaded accreditation and training initiatives. During her tenure, she also co-led care practice improvements to support a pay-for-performance initiative and National Home Health Compare Quality Initiative to decrease acute care admissions.
During 1996-2002, Hawkins served as director of clinical services for home care and a nurse case manager for Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany, IN. She also served as an ICU staff nurse at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY, from 1994-96.
She is a member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and a past member of the Kentucky Home Care Association (quality improvement committee), and the Indiana Association of Home and Hospice Care (regulatory, legislative, and quality improvement committees).
Hawkins earned a B.S.N. from Spalding University, Louisville, KY, where she earned the Mary Zollman Award for Administrative Leadership in Nursing.
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About Simione Healthcare Consultants
Founded in 1966, Simione Healthcare Consultants provides comprehensive business solutions for home health and hospice in the areas of operations, compliance and risk, finance, sales and marketing, cost reporting, and mergers and acquisitions. Simione's experts and tools support performance improvement across the healthcare continuum, engaging hospitals, health networks and agencies to improve quality, reduce costs, and minimize risk for more effective delivery of patient care. Visit Simione.com for more information.
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