Kristi Palmer Joins Palmeira Home Health Services as Chief Nursing Officer
Orange, California (June 5, 2017) – Kristi Palmer, RN, BS, CCM has joined the leadership team at Palmeira Home Health Services as Chief Nursing Officer on June 5, 2017. Palmer will supervise the nursing staff at all locations of the company in Arizona and Nevada.
Palmer brings over 20 years of experience in nursing and medical management to Palmeira. For the past 10 years she has served in management roles directing symptom management, regional performance improvement and directing overall clinical operations. Most recently, she served as Area Director of Clinical Operations for Bridge Home Health & Hospice and previously was Director of Operations for Amedisys Home Health Services.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Kristi’s expertise in home health care management join Palmeira as our Chief Nursing Officer,” says Palmeira Chief Operating Officer Genevieve Barter. “Her relentless focus on quality assurance and system performance improvement will help Palmeira deliver even higher quality services to our patients and guide our organization’s continuous quest to deliver better care for better outcomes.”
Palmer began her nursing career in Michigan having helped start the Affinity Home Care Agency in 2006 as Director of Nursing. In addition to her RN degree, she has a B.S. in Health Administration and will finish her dual masters MSN and MHA in 2018.
“I look forward to working with the leadership team and help Palmeira provide better and faster recovery for our patients,” adds Palmer. “We will be improving our personalized care plans based on effective treatment protocols to restore our patients to their best functional levels as soon as possible.”
She is a member of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) which provides professional collaboration across the healthcare continuum to advocate for patients’ wellbeing and improved health outcomes. She is also a member of the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH).
St. Elizabeth and Horizon Home Health are now Palmeira Home Health
Orange, California (April 3, 2017) – St. Elizabeth Home Health based in Tempe, AZ and Horizon Home Health based in Las Vegas, NV are now Palmeira Home Health, a home health care division of Palmeira Health Services headquartered in Orange, CA.
The history of these two organizations has been to deliver personalized home health to thousands of patients and their families throughout Arizona and Nevada in the comfort of their own homes. And that tradition will only continue and expand through the Palmeira Health Services system.
According to Palmeira Chief Operating Officer Genevieve Barter the name Palmeira harkens back to the name of her old family home back in Ireland.
“It was a warm place full of family and fond memories at a nostalgic time when you didn’t need an address because the mailman knew how to find you. You were a person, not a number,” explains Barter.
“When we were thinking about home health care and what that means, we envisioned a healthcare organization where we take care and comfort people, like family, and are focused on returning patients to their best functional level of health as soon as possible. The name Palmeira inspires us to provide the highest level of quality home care to every patient, every day.”