Nonprofit BAYADA CEO takes helm of leading Medicare home health advocacy organization, calls for policies to protect patient access to home-based care
Moorestown, N.J. October 23, 2023 – David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care, has been elected to lead the board of directors of The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH). Mr. Baiada is assuming this role after serving as treasurer. BAYADA is a founding member of the Partnership and a leading advocate for the Medicare home health and home care patient populations.
BAYADA Home Health Care is a nonprofit, national leader in home health care, delivering care to approximately 150,000 patients annually in 23 states through their dedicated team of more than 30,000 employees. Advocacy has long-been essential to fulfilling BAYADA’s mission of helping millions of people worldwide live a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity.
Since BAYADA became a nonprofit organization in 2019, it recommitted its dedication to employee and client advocacy by forming BAYADA Hearts for Home Care 501(c)4, inc. This social welfare organization was established to extend BAYADA’s advocacy influence across more communities, so that all home health care clients, caregivers, and families are empowered to share their voices with state and federal decision-makers in support of policies that will benefit their communities.
“I am honored to serve as the Partnership Chair to give a voice to the millions of patients we have the privilege of serving and to advocate for the stability and future of the broader home health community,” stated Baiada. “Just as we lead BAYADA with compassion and a desire to help others, I look forward to collaborating with the other members of the Partnership to protect and improve access to home healthcare for patients and families across the country.”
“BAYADA is well known in the industry for their longstanding advocacy program, and for their creation of Hearts for Home Care to extend their advocacy reach throughout the entire home health care ecosystem. I am very excited to work with David to take the Partnership to the next level of advocacy,” stated Joanne Cunningham, CEO of PQHH. “At a time when Medicare home health faces staggering cuts, and patients are finding it increasingly harder to heal and age in the home setting they prefer, the Partnership’s advocacy efforts are essential to the future of quality home-based care - the setting where patients want to be the most.”
About BAYADA Home Health Care
BAYADA Home Health Care was founded by J. Mark Baiada in 1975 and provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey, BAYADA is a leading nonprofit home health care provider—with hundreds of locations in the US, as well as Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Korea—and the only national provider that offers a full range of home-based specialty care services.
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