Jim has over 30 years of operating experience at multi-million dollar healthcare organizations. He is an award-winning executive with a solid history of success in improving patient services and overall efficiency. Jim acquired and started several healthcare-related companies beginning in 2005. His first was the acquisition and substantial renovation of East Bank Center, which has grown exponentially in terms of revenue as well as health care services. Transitions Hospice was formed in 2007, beginning as a small, Rockford, IL based hospice which has grown tremendously. Today, Transitions provides a full scope of hospice services in Northern and Central Illinois, as well as in Indiana. In addition, Jim has founded multiple healthcare companies that provide an array of healthcare services that work in unison with Transitions Hospice: Advanced Therapy Solutions provides physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation therapy for geriatric patients, and has done so for over 15 years. Advantage Medical Equipment delivers and assembles medical devices and equipment to patients directly in their place of residence, easing the stress of receiving hospice care in one’s own home or facility. Transitions Home Medical Group serves as the home-based palliative care arm of Transitions, using an extended care team approach to treating chronically and terminally ill patients throughout Illinois and Indiana.
Jim began with a simple yet understated philosophy, “keep people at home,” and has spent the last 15 years making this a reality. In order to do this, he has committed Transitions to three unwavering commandments: Commit to hospice, Each patient is unique, and Always do the right thing – all of which guide this organization each and every day.
Prior to starting these organizations, Jim graduated from Purdue University and spent the first 15 years of his career with Alden Management Services, a 500 million dollar healthcare organization. He led the seamless start-up and service delivery strategy of eight ancillary companies and developed and executed innovative administrative and marketing strategies for Alden. He was rapidly promoted to positions of increasing responsibility with the Facility Operations Division of Alden Management Services, which culminated into his role as Senior Vice President of Operations. In this role, he directed all aspects of operations in 36 facilities, comprising 4,200 beds.