Barbara was a charter member of NAHC in 1982 and has always looked to contribute. Today, she continues to make a mark by serving on various NAHC task forces and committees and presenting first class education sessions at NAHC conferences. She has achieved national recognition for her expertise in home care and hospice emergency management as well as in bioterrorism.
In 1998 Larry Meigs co-founded Visiting Angels. Since then, it has grown from one to more than 340 franchises located in 45 states. Larry is known as a leader who provides care and support for his employees and insists that they provide the highest-quality services to the patients and families they serve.
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice – which provides free, quality hospice care to the people of Glasgow – quickly ignited a movement advocating hospice care. The charity honors Diana, who used her celebrity to raise funds and support for hospice, a topic that was previously taboo.
Margaret Shepherd, a founding board member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, facilitated the development of unprecedented mental health programs and geriatric care management. Among her groundbreaking accomplishments are the establishment of the first residential program for HIV/AIDS cases and the first licensed Community Mental Health provider within a Medicare-certified home health agency.
The LHC Group began in 1994 at the kitchen table of Keith and Ginger Myers. Their desire, pure and simple, was to help people. As they achieved success, they adopted a corporate model focused on providing home care services in rural and underserved areas. In just 20 years, LHC Group grew from one to more than 300 agencies, with over 10,000 caregivers/employees, located in 29 states. Mr. Myers has also distinguished himself in joining NAHC to lead battles in Congress.