Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) has named a new CEO for its large home health and hospice segment.
The news comes nearly three months after former CEO April Anthony, the original founder of the business, announced she was stepping down. Ultimately, the Birmingham, Alabama-based health care company didn’t have to go far to find Anthony’s successor.
Barbara A. Jacobsmeyer has officially been appointed as the new home health and hospice CEO, Encompass Health announced Monday. Jacobsmeyer had previously been serving as the president of the company’s in-patient hospitals segment.
“Barb is a proven leader with extensive health care operating experience,” Encompass Health President and CEO Mark Tarr said in a press release. “Supported by an award-winning culture and innovative technologies, the home health and hospice business is poised for continued success. We are confident that Barb is the right person to lead this business going forward.”
Anthony’s previously announced departure was effective on June 18.