SeniorBridge Names Kathy Driscoll, RN Senior VP of Operations
(NEW YORK CITY, NY) April 10, 2008
Driscoll Rejoins Firm to Support Growing Demand for its Unique Complex Chronic Care Management Services for Frail Elderly in the Home
SeniorBridge, a specialized organization that serves seniors and their families, managing complex, chronic care in the home and other settings, announced that it has named Kathleen M. Driscoll, RN to serve as its Senior Vice President of Operations, a newly created position. In her new role, Driscoll will have responsibility for working with existing corporate and branch staff to oversee the operations of the firm’s business and clinical models in its 16 branch locations.
Ms. Driscoll has more than 23 years of experience in nursing, focusing on geriatrics, homecare and care management. Over the last 20 years, she has served in a variety of senior healthcare management roles in operations, clinical services and business development. Most recently she was Vice President of Business Development for Premier Home Health Care Services Inc., a multi-state homecare provider based in White Plains, New York.
She was previously Vice President of Operations and New Business at SeniorBridge and rejoins the company as it builds its management infrastructure in response to growing demand for its innovative Integrated Practice Model for providing complex, chronic care management services for frail elderly in the home.
“SeniorBridge has accelerated its role as a thought leader and innovator of effective solutions to how we’ll care for both the baby boomers as they become elderly, as well as the current generation of seniors who are living longer,” said Driscoll. “I am looking forward to working with our new CEO, Dr. Eric Rackow, who is a recognized expert on both acute and chronic care, and the rest of the SeniorBridge team.” Rackow, who is an M.D., joined SeniorBridge last year after serving as president of NYU Hospitals Center.
Ms. Driscoll has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. She is a Registered Nurse licensed in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut, and is a current member of the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers, The Case Management Society of America and Women in Health Management of NY. She is a resident of Montville, New Jersey.
“We are pleased that Kathy Driscoll will be part of our senior management team as we create and deliver solutions to for those with complex, chronic care needs,” said SeniorBridge CEO Eric C. Rackow. “Her breadth of professional experience in traditional home care, complex care and geriatric care management, as well as her strong personal commitment to helping seniors and their families is an asset to our team, and to our clients.”
SeniorBridge, founded in 2000 and with offices throughout the United States, is a provider of care at home for clients who have complex chronic health conditions. The company’s unique approach addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a comprehensive program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a geriatric care manager. The full range of services is personalized according to the level of need and preference. The SeniorBridge program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic, multiple medical illnesses and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease; patients who require close oversight and management of care.
SeniorBridge is a knowledge-based professional organization that benefits from the support of its advisory board of internationally-known experts on geriatric issues.
SeniorBridge has its corporate headquarters at 845 Third Avenue, New York NY 10022. It provides its services from 15 locations in nine states with a focus on the northeast and southeast. For further information visit www.seniorbridge.com