Steve Rodgers, the CEO of AccentCare, is stepping down from his position. Laura Tortorella, the COO of Steward Health, is set to take over as his successor.
Rodgers assumed the role of AccentCare’s top executive in 2012, following his tenure as the CEO of OptumHealth Collaborative Care for more than three years. Optum is now a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). One of the significant accomplishments during Rodgers’ leadership at the Dallas-based hospice, home health, and palliative care provider was the merger with Illinois-based Seasons Hospice & Palliative in 2020. This merger positioned AccentCare as one of the nation’s largest hospice providers.
Laura Tortorella, the incoming CEO, has been serving as COO at Steward Health Care since November 2020. She previously held positions such as the company’s executive vice president of operations and other leadership roles. Steward Health Care is an integrated health system with 33 community hospitals across nine states and over 30,000 employees. It also includes a medical group, urgent care centers, and Steward Health Choice, a managed risk insurance platform covering 680,000 beneficiaries in three states.
AccentCare, headquartered in Dallas, is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Advent International. It offers a range of healthcare services, including hospice, palliative care, personal care, non-medical services, home health, care management, and high-acuity home care. The company operates more than 260 locations in 31 states, serving 210,000 patients and families annually. In recent years, AccentCare has been focused on growth, particularly through joint ventures with health systems and physician groups.
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