Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), Inc. announces the appointment of Nathan DeGodt as CEO and President of CHAP Inc., effective February 3, 2020. Mr. DeGodt was selected after a national search to replace its current CEO and President, Barbara McCann, who will be transitioning to retirement.
“We are thrilled to enter 2020 with Nathan at the helm. He brings a new level of energy and vision to CHAP’s strong product foundation built under Barbara’s leadership. His national healthcare industry experience in operations and business development combined with his leadership skills and integrity make him the perfect choice to take CHAP forward,” stated Maureen Spivack, Chairperson of the Board.
We are also pleased to announce that Ms. McCann will be entering her graduated retirement by transitioning into the role of Chief Quality Officer of CHAP.
Mr. DeGodt has over 17 years of healthcare leadership experience working for the industry giants: CCS Medical, Stryker, Vitas, Kindred, and most recently, Amedisys. As Vice President of Amedisys, he had business development oversight of over 70 offices throughout 19 states. He served on several Company-wide committees including Mergers and Acquisitions. He was part of a team responsible for making $350 million of investments for the Hospice division. These investments added 2,700 new employees and approximately 4,000 new patients in 62 communities across the country.
In addition, Mr. DeGodt is affiliated with The University of Southern California-Sol Price School of Public Policy as an adjunct professor, teaching Advanced Degree courses, such as: Operational Efficiency Processes in Healthcare Organizations and Leading People in Healthcare Organizations. Mr. DeGodt earned his MHA degree from The University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University.
The CHAP team and Nathan enthusiastically look forward to building upon CHAP’s 55-year legacy of partnering with home and community-based organizations across the country to define and advance the quality of care that supports people continuing their lives in the community.
CHAP is an independent, nonprofit organization accrediting providers of home and community-based care. Founded in 1965, CHAP was first to recognize the need for and value of home and community-based care standards and accreditation. As a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)–approved accrediting organization, CHAP surveys organizations providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services to establish if Medicare Conditions of Participation and DMEPOS Quality Standard are met and recommend certification to CMS. CHAP’s purpose is to partner with organizations nationwide to advance quality in the delivery of care and services in the home and community.