Elara Caring Adds Chief Development Officer to Boost Growth Strategy

Over the past 12 months, Elara has exceeded a range of ambitious growth milestones, building capacities in key regions and reaching a broader cross-section of patient populations. Earlier this week, Elara Caring announced the acquisition of American Family Home Health, marking another strategic expansion for the home health provider.

Brent Nash has joined Dallas-based Elara Caring as chief development officer, a new executive role specifically created to further maximize the provider’s growth strategy and meet the nation’s escalating home health needs.

Elara Caring says it is the only full-scale, multistate home health provider of clinical and personalized services across the patient continuum.

“At Elara, we’re utilizing a world-class value-based care model and cutting-edge technologies to scale the delivery of home-based care, improving outcomes for patients, referrers, and payers,” CEO and Chairman Scott Powers said in a statement. “With this momentum, we’re attracting highly experienced and passionate professionals like Brent who will further build on our successes and, bigger picture, drive transformation across the home health industry.”

Elara said its mission long has been to expand access to high-quality, compassionate home-based care wherever patients and clients call home.

Over the past 12 months, Elara has exceeded a range of ambitious growth milestones, building capacities in key regions and reaching a broader cross-section of patient populations.

Previously, Nash was vice president, development at healthcare delivery organization Lifepoint Health.

Before that, he led development, mergers & acquisitions, and payor relations for behavioral health provider Springstone, where he was chief development officer of its management company, U.S. Behavioral Partners.

Nash also worked in corporate development at Humana and began his career in investment banking and private equity at Goldman Sachs and Genstar Capital.

“I am thrilled to be part of the remarkable Elara team which is delivering essential care through innovative home-based care models,” Nash said in a statement. “I look forward to driving the development and growth of the services Elara provides, one of the few opportunities I’ve seen in my career where meeting patient needs also drives systemic value.”

Elara completed the purchase of a 50-person, privately owned skilled home healthcare provider in Warwick, Rhode Island in April.

On Oct. 2, Elara closed on its acquisition of a 35-person, privately owned skilled home health provider in Huntley, Illinois. The company said the additional acquisitions are anticipated in the months ahead.

Elara Caring is a leading provider of home-based care, offering skilled home health, hospice, personal care services, behavioral health, and palliative care.

It operates in 17 states in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest, and serves more than 60,000 patients and their families across 200 locations.

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