Waltham, MA – Partners HealthCare at Home (PHH) announced the appointment of Rod Carnifax as its new president who will serve as its senior advisor on strategy, planning, and the integration of opportunities that will grow PHH’s business and reputation throughout Massachusetts.  In this role, he will work closely with clinical and administrative leaders throughout Partners and the region to develop new models of home healthcare that will grow in importance in the coming years

Our patients, customers and communities are seeking effective and efficient care that will increasingly be delivered outside the walls of acute care institutions,” said Carnifax. “I am honored to serve PHH and advocate for the growing value home and community based services will play in health care and people’s lives.”

Carnifax, PT, MBA, came to Partners from Chicago where he served as vice president of home health services and palliative care at Presence Health, Illinois’ largest Catholic health system formed by the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care.  Throughout his time in Chicago, he participated in the development and implementation of strategies to prepare Presence Health for the era of value based health care and population health management. He collaborated with hospital executives and system leaders to integrate acute and post-acute care protocols and also led multidisciplinary care initiatives to enhance transitions of care, increase patient satisfaction, and improve outcomes.   

“With the shifts in health care delivery and reimbursement occurring across the Commonwealth and the country, we have many opportunities to collaborate with hospitals, physicians and insurance providers to develop new models of care outside of the hospital setting that effectively meet the needs of a growing population who are living longer and managing chronic and severe illnesses,” said David Storto, President of Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. “I am confident that Rod will bring the richness of the PHH organization to the next level in answering the needs of our community.”

Carnifax sees skilled and private duty home care services playing increasingly visible and prominent roles in the management of health care delivery.  “I look forward to working with PHH and leaders both within Partners and throughout the region to maximize the value of home health services and improve lives,” said Carnifax. 

About Partners HealthCare At Home
Partners HealthCare at Home (partnersathome.org) is dedicated to delivering compassionate care across the healthcare continuum for persons recovering from or learning to live fully with illness, injury and disability; by offering high quality in-home support services, where the comfort and security of familiar surroundings can greatly enhance quality of life. Member of Partners HealthCare, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital and affiliate of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
 
About Partners Continuing Care
Partners Continuing Care is the non-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare. As a key part of Partners’ integrated health care delivery system, PCC is dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of rehabilitation, long term acute care, skilled nursing and home health care services to patients and their families. This comprehensive and growing network includes the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home.