SOURCE: HealthEast

May 02, 2007 04:05 ET

Cathy Barr Appointed Vice President of HealthEast Community Based Services

ST. PAUL, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2007 -- Cathy Barr, currently Senior Director for HealthEast Home Care, has been named HealthEast Vice President for Community Based Services.

Barr has served HealthEast's Home Care division for nine years. Under her leadership, the organization has grown as employees have provided a wide array of services including nursing care, rehabilitation services, infusion therapy pharmacy, wound care and perinatal programs and the HealthAlert emergency response system. The team serves an average daily census of more than 500 clients.

In her new role, Barr will provide leadership for both of HealthEast's community based companies: Home Care and HealthEast Medical Transportation. She will also assume strategic and planning guidance for the Government and Special Populations department; the area will focus on delivering service enhancements to a changing demographic, offering effective care management to individuals coping with chronic disease and developing legislative priorities (on issues such as reimbursement rates and technology usage) that impact patient quality outcomes.

"HealthEast has brought these key areas under one umbrella to make sure that we have the best possible network in place to help patients thrive," noted Barr. "We're working to develop creative solutions for providing the highest level of service possible to our aging baby boomer population and their families."

Barr holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagara University in New York.

HealthEast Care System is a community-focused, non-profit health care system that provides innovative technology, compassionate care and a full spectrum of family health services. HealthEast includes Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus as well as outpatient services, clinics, pharmacies, home care and transportation services. Practicing financial responsibility, HealthEast is the largest, locally-owned health care organization in the Twin Cities' East Metro with 6,700 employees and 1,400 physicians on staff.

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