Industry veterans Dr. William Kerr, Robert LaGalia and Alison Gilligan join company as robust growth continues
HARTFORD, Conn., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCentrix announced the appointment of three health care executives to its senior leadership team: William Kerr, M.D., as chief medical officer; Robert LaGalia, CFA, as chief growth officer; and Alison K. Gilligan, Esq., as chief counsel. The three join a distinguished team of health care executives at CareCentrix, including newly appointed chairman of the board Steve Shulman and chief executive officer Eric Reimer, and a team of tenured health care professionals at the company, including Tom Boelson, chief financial officer, and Murray Mease, vice president of network development.
"CareCentrix has been the leader in home health benefits management for years and is now leveraging its home health platform to reduce hospital length of stay, avoid unnecessary readmissions and achieve better patient outcomes," Reimer said. "Bill, Bob and Alison are well respected in the health care industry, and are joining the team because they recognize the opportunity for CareCentrix to materially reduce a payer's inpatient cost while delivering improved and clearly measurable health care outcomes."
Despite the challenging economic climate, Reimer added that the company is experiencing strong growth. In September 2008, CareCentrix partnered with Water Street Healthcare Partners, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on health care, to become an independent company focused solely on home health care. Since then, the company has secured several new contracts that once fully implemented will increase the company's annual revenue to over $450 million, up from $315 million in 2008. To support the company's high growth rate and new readmissions reduction product, CareCentrix plans to increase its staff from 400 to more than 500 in the next year. These new executive
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