June 18 2019 – (Arlington, MA) –Visiting Nurse & Community Care, Inc., a leading non-profit home care agency serving 63 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts, has appointed Kimberly Arouth, BSN, RN as its next Chief Executive Officer, the agency announced today. The appointment takes effect July 8, 2019.
Arouth takes over from retiring CEO Bill Connors who, along with Arouth and other directors, guided the successful merger in 2017 of two smaller Boston-area home care agencies – Greater Medford VNA and Visiting Nurse & Community Health of Arlington – into a larger and more powerful regional entity operating under the name Visiting Nurse & Community Care (VNCC).
Before being named as its next CEO, Arouth, who joined the organization in 2012, had been serving as vice president of VNCC’s sales & marketing division. She had also been serving as director of its private-pay personal care division, called Additional Care.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Arouth is a board member of the Home Care Aide Council, having been appointed to the post in 2016. She continues to assist the industry group in the areas of member outreach, training and strategic planning. Her background also includes sales and marketing positions with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Boston College.
“Kimberly is the perfect person to lead this venerable organization forward,” said Louise A. Mallett, chairwoman of VNCC’s board of directors. “Her dedication to the care and comfort of our patients and their families has always been front-and-center for her.
“As we continue looking for ways to stand out in today’s competitive healthcare marketplace, I know Kimberly will lead VNCC to accomplish many great things,” Mallett said.
Visiting Nurse & Community Care, Inc. (VNCC) and its predecessor organizations – Greater Medford VNA (founded in 1900) and Visiting Nurse & Community Health (founded in 1898) – enjoy a strong and long-standing reputation for quality homecare services in the 63 eastern Massachusetts communities they serve.
The organization provided skilled nursing services, rehabilitation, home health care, social work, hospice care and private care services to over 1,250 patients in 2018. Service costs are covered under programs sponsored by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as through commercial health insurance and patients’ private resources.