The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Barrett named to national assoc. board

VW independent/submitted information

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has appointed Shelly Barrett, MBA, BSN, RN, ET, CWCN as Region V (Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois) Representative to its Board of Directors.

Barrett has 25 years of home health and hospice experience and serves as vice president of operations for Community Health Professionals, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization that serves northwest and west-central Ohio.

Shelly Barrett
Shelly Barrett

“I am pleased to represent home care and hospice on a national level again and represent the aged and infirm population and their right to remain in their own homes to receive medically necessary services,” Barrett said. “This also keeps our agency abreast with regulatory and practice issues and what the industry needs to do to fight for adequate reimbursement in order to comply with the changes.

“It also allows for a rural agency like Community Health Professionals to be a part of the frontline in Washington and to be engrained in the fight for those who need our services the most,” she added.

This is Barrett’s second term on the NAHC board, having been elected before to represent the voluntary not-for-profit sector of the industry.

She is also active with the Ohio Council for Homecare and Hospice working with the political action committee since 2003, helping to raise funds to support the representation of home care issues in the state legislature.

“I am honored to be appointed to the current board and that NAHC President Val Halamandaris and current board membership chose me to represent Ohio and surrounding states,” she said.

A Van Wert native, Barrett and her family live in Wapakoneta.

NAHC is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than 2 million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers who give in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill, and disabled.

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