HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Simione Healthcare Consultants, a leading consulting firm specializing in home care and hospice, has appointed Kathleen (Kit) Hughes, RN, BS, MHA, as a Senior Manager with a focus on clinical operations consulting.
An Idaho resident, Hughes has held progressive leadership roles in home care and hospice organizations since 1994. She has a proven track record of successful leadership in regional operations, patient outcomes, financial performance and employee relations initiatives with post-acute organizations. Prior to her joining the Simione team, she served as regional director of operations for Intrepid USA Health Care, Dallas, TX, where she oversaw home health and hospice operations for the company in a four-state region, since 2013.
During 2003-2013, Hughes led clinical and business operations as executive director with Gentiva Hospice in Washington State; area vice president for Amedisys Home Health Services, Baton Rouge, LA; and director of clinical operations for Providence Home Services, Portland, Oregon. Her work as an agency administrator included roles with Addus Health Care, Portland, Oregon; Home Health Care Inc., Missoula, Montana; and Interim HealthCare Inc., Sunrise, Florida; from 1994-2003.
A registered nurse, Hughes earned a master of health care administration from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, and a bachelor's degree in health care administration from SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY, following extensive patient care experience in home health, hospice, long-term and acute care settings. She is a nursing graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY.
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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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