McElligott Named Vice President of Business Development at Care Synergy

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John M. McElligott, a veteran hospice and home health administrator and sales executive, has been appointed vice president of business development for Care Synergy. In this role, John will be responsible for developing, directing and managing the corporate sales structure, sales process and sales training for Care Synergy and its affiliate members.

Formed in 2014, Care Synergy is the region’s largest end-of-life care network. Care Synergy’s four affiliate organizations—The Denver Hospice, Halcyon Hospice, Pathways and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care—continue to operate as distinct and independent, not-for-profit, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organizations while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.

“Care Synergy is fortunate to welcome someone with John’s depth and breadth of experience in hospice, the broader post-acute sector and the nuts and bolts of developing and operating a first-class sales and outreach program,” said Care Synergy CEO Tim Bowen. “John has a proven record of accomplishment in a number of challenging markets in expanding awareness and utilization of quality hospice and palliative care programs.

“We’re also fortunate in that John’s experience as a hospice and home health administrator means that he understands how to work and communicate effectively with hospitals, physicians, payors, nursing homes and assisted living communities in ensuring timely access to the hospice and palliative care patients and families need and deserve.”

John comes to Care Synergy from Otterbein Senior Lifestyle, Lebanon, Ohio, where he was Vice President of Home Health and Hospice for a multi-site post-acute system serving southwest Ohio. John’s prior hospice experience also includes stints as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Chapters Health System, Tampa, Florida; President and CEO of Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee, Florida; Executive Director of Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida; and Director of Business Development for Vitas Healthcare Corporation, Miami, Florida. In the home health and private duty nursing sector, John was Corporate Vice President of Business Development and a Regional Vice President for Nurse on Call, Lake Worth, Florida; Division Vice President for TLC Staff Builders in Lake Success, New York; and Chief Operating Officer for VNA Healthcare Group at Millard Fillmore Health System in Buffalo, New York.

Earlier in his career, John worked as an Assistant Director of Planning and Marketing for what was then the Adventist Health System in Denver and as Director of Business Operations for a Denver-area physician practice.

John earned his master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. He graduated from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Accounting. Through the California Association for Health Services at Home, John is a Certified Hospice Administrator (CHA).

An active-duty military veteran, John achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Army Aviation Branch.

Care Synergy is the region’s leading end-of-life care network, providing mission support services for not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care affiliate organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range from the Rocky Mountain foothills to Bennett, from Colorado Springs to Wyoming. Caring for Coloradans is important—Care Synergy aids families in dealing with end-of-life decisions by providing the best care, whether in-home or at one of our Inpatient Care Centers, promising support, excellence and compassion through personalized palliative, hospice and bereavement services.

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