Simione Solutions Newsletter - June 2017
Simione Team News

Cynthia Gibbons, MBA, CHCE, of Woodbridge, CT,  was appointed as a Senior Manager in financial consulting. A certified home care and hospice executive with 25+ years in fiscal operations for senior and home-based healthcare organizations, Cindy was most recently national director of finance for home health/hospice/post-acute care at Tenet Health, Dallas, TX. Between 2005-2016, she served in progressive roles in agency administration and financial operations, planning and analysis at Masonicare, Wallingford, CT.  She also served as chief financial officer at VNA Services, Hamden, CT, from 1996-2005. Prior to working in the home health and hospice fields, she held various finance roles in other healthcare sectors, starting as a Medicare auditor for the intermediary in Connecticut. Cindy earned a MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration and a B.S. in accounting from Quinnipiac University.

Senior Manager Mark Romano has joined the Mergers & Acquisitions team following more than 10 years of progressive experience in financial consulting and interim financial management in home care and hospice. A Simione employee since 2005, Mark has gained broad-based expertise in budget preparation, cash flow projections, A/R recovery and cost reporting, and as an interim financial leader.  He has participated in numerous operations and financial assessments and financial due diligence efforts with post-acute providers. Mark is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a B.S. in accounting.

EXACT Recruiting, the nation's premier talent management firm dedicated to home care and hospice, has become Simione's talent solution with EXACT's founder Eric Scharber recently appointed as a Principal at Simone Healthcare Consultants.  Eric will lead all talent acquisition services at Simione in collaboration with his longstanding recruiting team of Jo Rodgers, Ryan Mattson and Esther Hardy, as well as  Wayne Regan, Simione's Director of Interim Management Services, and a nationwide ne twork of affiliated recruiters specializing in home care and hospice. 

Anna Alvarez, RN, MSN, Senior Manager, has earned coding certification from the National Credentialing Board of Home Health and Hospice, earning the designation BCHH-C ICD-10.

Robert J. Simione, Managing Principal Emeritus, was honored with the Corporate Community Service Award by the VNA of Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, New York, recognizing his outstanding commitment to the home care and hospice industry. The award was presented at the agency's annual meeting held at the Tappan Hill Estate in May.

Simione Announces Sales Summit & Sales Training Events

Boost your efforts for strategic growth in home care and hospice!  Simione will host two premier events to help organizations advance their sales results with insights on sales leadership and proven strategies and tools to help your sales teams move to the next level of performance.

The 4th Annual Strategic Growth & Sales Leadership Summit
September 18-19, 2017
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Registration $1,695; Early Bird Discount $1,395 until June 30
(includes breakfast and lunch both days)

Create a vision filled with new strategies for success in sales, marketing and referral management for your home care or hospice organization!  The Simione team will host two jammed-packed and thought provoking days of networking, education and discussion designed to help you renew your strategic sales programs for greater awareness, visibility and connections in your community. This program provides an excellent value for forward-thinking sales teams with an early bird discount available through June 30. More details will follow regarding the agenda, speakers and hotel accommodations.
Simione Sales Training
November 14-16, 2017 
Hyatt Place Downtown, Nashville
Pre-Bootcamp (day 1) $500; Bootcamp (day 2 &3) $895; Complete 3-day program $1,195

Simione's proven strategies for sales have helped hundreds of sales reps, sales managers and agency leaders improve their efforts build a network, increase referrals and boost admissions!  Day 1 will feature specific programs for sales reps and sales managers, followed by two days of education and discussion with some of the nation's top trainers working to break down the barriers to effective sales in home care and hospice. More details with follow regarding the agenda, speakers and hotel accommodations.
  Questions?  Call 800-949-0388
Simione Hosts Free Summer Webinar Series on Small-Agency Finance
Simione Healthcare Consultants presents Taming the Three-Headed Dragon of Regulation, Reimbursement & Risk, a free, 5-part webinar series aimed at improving finance for small-business home care and hospice. The series will cover best practices in financial management (June 15), benchmarking (June 19), budget (July 11), revenue cycle (July 19), and financial planning for growth and expansion (July 25). Join us for these budget friendly opportunities to learn more about finance for a new era in home care and hospice!
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