Seniorlink Announces New Board Member Meghan Fitzgerald

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Seniorlink, the parent company of Caregiver Homes which provides a long-term care service model called Structured Family Caregiving, is pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Fitzgerald, president of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, as a new member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Meghan Fitzgerald joins Seniorlink's Board of Directors.

It’s an honor to support Seniorlink in its mission of helping elders with complex medical conditions and people with disabilities live with dignity and independence in their communities.

Seniorlink, the parent company of Caregiver Homes which provides a long-term care service model called Structured Family Caregiving, is pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Fitzgerald, president of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, as a new member of the company’s Board of Directors.

“From my first meeting with Meg, I knew that her unique talents and broad health care experience were key assets that would benefit our company,” said Tom Riley, Seniorlink President and CEO. “Meg is an accomplished leader who has embraced our mission of empowering caregivers as they support complex elders and individuals with disabilities who choose to live in the community. We are fortunate to have attracted someone of Meg’s stature in the industry.”

Fitzgerald has more than 15 years of experience in health care, with over a decade in the specialty pharmaceutical industry. Currently, she serves as president of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, one of the fastest growing businesses of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 19 global health care solutions company.

“As advances in medicine help patients live longer, fuller lives, the health care industry needs specialized services to help all people receive convenient, high-quality care in what’s arguably the most cost-effective setting: the home,” said Fitzgerald. “It’s an honor to support Seniorlink in its mission of helping elders with complex medical conditions and people with disabilities live with dignity and independence in their communities. New health care models like Structured Family Caregiving are good for patients and good for the economics of health care.”

Before joining Cardinal Health, Fitzgerald held executive positions with industry leaders including Medco Health Solutions, Merck, and Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals. A nurse by trade, Fitzgerald holds three degrees, most recently receiving her DrPH from New York Medical College and an MPH in Global Health Policy from Columbia University, where she also serves as a member of the adjunct faculty, teaching “The Business of Healthcare.”

The full list of Seniorlink Board members is available at http://www.seniorlink.com/About-Us/Board.aspx.

About Caregiver Homes
Caregiver Homes provides a unique, long-term care service model called Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), recognized in Connecticut as Adult Family Living, Indiana as Structured Family Caregiving, Ohio as Adult Family Living, in Massachusetts as Enhanced Adult Foster Care, and RIte @ Home in Rhode Island. The organization, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston based Seniorlink, Inc. is dedicated to helping elders with complex medical conditions and people with disabilities live with dignity and independence in their communities. Caregiver Homes employs highly qualified professionals and specially designed communication technology to empower family and community members to provide extremely effective, high-quality care at home while being paid for their commitment. The program was launched in 2005 and currently serves about 2,000 consumers in Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Rhode Island. Find more information at http://www.caregiverhomes.com.

Seniorlink, Inc. offers expertise in managing care for elders and people with disabilities. In addition to its innovative service model, Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), Seniorlink can offer expertise to States and Managed Care organizations in regards to providing cost-effective, long-term care services. Find more information at http://www.seniorlink.com.

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