AccentCare Names Andy Johnston President Of Hospice, Personal Care Services

By Joyce Famakinwa

AccentCare has a new leader at the helm of its hospice and personal care services operations.

Andy Johnston has joined AccentCare’s executive leadership team as its new president of hospice and personal care services, a newly created role at the company.

“Andy is a highly respected leader who has proven operational experience in large, multi-site health care organizations,” AccentCare CEO Laura Tortorella said in a press statement. “He will play a critical role in advancing and further strengthening our hospice and [personal care services] operations, so that we can continue to deliver exceptional quality and care to the patients and families we serve.”

AccentCare is one of the largest home health and hospice providers in the country. The Dallas-based company also provides personal home care, palliative care and other home-based care services. Its footprint includes 250 locations across 31 states and the District of Columbia, and it serves more than 200,000 individuals each year.

Before joining AccentCare, Johnston was at United Surgical Partners International for more than 20 years. He served in various roles, including chief operating officer — East, chief development officer, and most recently, chief administrative officer.

As president of hospice and personal care services, Johnston will be in charge of operations and growing these businesses.

“The team at AccentCare truly puts the care of our patients and their families at the center of everything they do,” Johnston told Home Health Care News in an emailed statement. “That level of care and commitment was important to me and a big part of why I chose to join. I’m excited at the direction we are headed and the opportunities for growth.”

In recent years, AccentCare has been making moves to revamp its executive leadership team.

The company promoted Dr. Balu Natarajan to the roles of executive vice president and chief medical officer back in January. His primary focus is clinical care operations and patient experience initiatives.

Earlier that month, the company named Saurabh Gupta its chief financial officer to lead financial strategies and execution.

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