AccentCare Names Stephan S. Rodgers CEO

25-Year Healthcare Veteran Joins Home Healthcare Leader

Jul 09, 2012, 10:35 ET from AccentCare, Inc.

DALLAS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AccentCare, one of the nation's largest home healthcare companies, today announced the appointment of Stephan S. Rodgers as chief executive officer, effective July 9, 2012. Rodgers brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the Company, having served most recently as CEO of UnitedHealth Group's OptumHealth Collaborative Care business unit.

Mark Pacala, Chairman and interim CEO of AccentCare, said, "We are delighted to welcome Steve to the AccentCare family. His track record of innovation and leadership and his collaborative approach make him the perfect strategic and cultural fit for the Company. He focuses first and last on providing care to our patients and their families.  His previous experience managing and integrating a successful national healthcare operation will be invaluable as we continue to invest in human capital and technology while expanding our services and geographic reach." 

Rodgers said, "I am excited to be joining AccentCare and its outstanding team.  Delivering critical healthcare services to the country's most vulnerable patients in the home is an important priority for our healthcare system.  AccentCare is a visionary company that understands the challenges and changing needs of these populations.  I look forward to helping the Company continue to innovate, grow its services offering, and deliver the most professional, compassionate home healthcare."

At UnitedHealth Group, Rodgers led several organizational innovations, including bringing its clinical care models into local care delivery systems. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Product & Innovation at UnitedHealthcare. Earlier in his career, he was chief marketing officer of UnitedHealthcare's National Accounts and chief operating officer of UnitedHealth Networks. He holds a bachelor degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

About AccentCare

AccentCare, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is one of the nation's leaders in home health care services.  Nearly 20,000 highly trained, dedicated professional caregivers provide comprehensive services that range from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice.  AccentCare has over 125 locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.  AccentCare is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners. 

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