Evans Will Oversee A New Healthcare Model That Supports Patients With Complex Illnesses
Ohio’s Hospice named Anthony Evans President of Pure Healthcare, a first-of-its-kind care model for those facing complex medical conditions, multiple chronic illnesses and quality-of-life issues.
The Pure Healthcare model recasts the concepts of supportive care, chronic disease management and traditional palliative care into a more streamlined, centralized and holistic care delivery system for those facing chronic illness at any stage.
Evans will lead the development of an innovative, sustainable and valuable new healthcare offering for patients, families, referral partners, and payors. Hebrings a wealth of healthcare experience and leadership to his new role, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Senior Living at National Church Residences, one of the largest providers of affordable senior housing and integrated health services in the United States, with facilities in 26 states and Puerto Rico. In that position,he oversaw more than 1,600 employees and health care operations in multiple states, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), skilled nursing facilities, independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities, free-standing adult day-care facilities, transportation fleet services, rehabilitation services, and home and community-based services including service coordination, care management, and home healthcare and hospice services.
Evans’ prior expertise also will be valuable in his role as Executive Vice President of Ohio’s Hospice where he will lead new population health initiatives and facilitate payor relationships for hospice, home health and palliative care services.
Evans began his healthcare career in a hospital emergency department as a nationally-certified paramedic, going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ohio University. He served in critical care units in the hospital setting and later as Director of Nursing and Owner/Operator of Medicare-certified hospice and home-care agencies. He served for seven years as a Chief Operating Officer forOhio Department of Medicaid administered 1915c HCBS Waiver Programs, overseeing home-based care management services for more than 12,000 Medicaid waiver recipients across Ohio. Hisexperience also includes expertise in managed care and payor operations, as he served for more than five years at CareSource as Senior Vice President of Integrated Care and Home Health Services.
Through Pure Healthcare, Ohio’s Hospice offers community-focused supports and concierge services with a state-of-the art ambulatory clinic and inpatient center. The Pure Healthcare model will provide patients with wellness-centered care, designed to empower them in the management of their chronic health conditions, enabling them to maintain a higher quality of life in the comfort of their own home. The new Pure Healthcare Center will open in mid 2019, providing an original continuum of care for patients.
The center will have inpatient care capability and will serve as a medical home for patients, combining the functions of care management, education, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition, and social services to ensure a more holistic and wellness-centered patient experience. Individuals and families facing conditions of dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, heart disease, cancer, and other serious illnesses will be candidates for Pure Healthcare support.
About Pure Healthcare:
Pure Healthcare collaborates and coordinates with primary and other healthcare professionals to provide seamless transitions across healthcare settings to address the symptoms of serious illness and enable patients to enjoy an improved quality of life. The Pure Healthcare Center will be located in Centerville and will open later in 2019.
About Ohio’s Hospice:
Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. Through its affiliate members, Ohio’s Hospice serves patients and families in 37 Ohio counties.
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