Home Care Medical Adds Bechtel to Board
Hospital VP, chief nursing officer brings 25 year’s experience to Wis. provider's leadership.
- By David Kopf
- Feb 13, 2014
Home Care Medical Inc. (New Berlin, Wis.), a provider of rehab technology, respiratory care and other HME, has elected Kathy Bechtel MSN, RN, NEA-BC to its Board of Directors.
As vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bechtel has been a member of the hospital’s executive team since 2009. Bechtel brings more than 25 years of progressive nursing and patient care leadership experience to the Home Care Medical board, including practice in community hospitals and academic medical centers.
At Froedtert Hospital, Bechtel oversees nursing and patient care services for 22 inpatient units and emergency services. Bechtel led the organization to a second Magnet designation in 2011. The Magnet Recognition Program, sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizes healthcare organizations for nursing excellence and quality patient care.
“Kathy will make a great addition to the Home Care Medical Board supporting our initiatives to enhance service to our clients, expand our relationship with Froedtert and continue our strong corporate presence in Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Rock Evenson, chairman of Home Care Medical Inc. “The Board would also like to extend its appreciation to Paul Sanders, senior vice president of Administration/Clinical Services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital, who recently announced his retirement after 42 years. We thank Paul for his strategic insights, patient-centered advice, and steadfast support of Home Care Medical.”
David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.