The Health Essentials Executive Team

Rick Slager
Chief Executive Officer
Health Essentials

Appointed Chief Executive Officer in February 2017, Mr. Slager brings to Health Essentials over 30 years of experience in creating, building and managing successful post-acute healthcare service businesses. He originally joined Health Essentials in 2012 as a member of the Board of Directors to help develop and bring focus to the company’s hospice division, following a growth capital investment from SV Life Sciences and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Most recently, Mr. Slager was CEO of LivHome, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most respected private duty home care providers. He also founded Acacia Living, Inc., an in-home technology platform that responds to and supports the clinical, social and psychosocial needs of homebound clients and their families. Other successful start-up businesses include Karrington Health, Inc.; InterMed, Inc.; and DevelopMed, Inc. Additionally, he was CEO and chairman of VistaCare, Inc., a leading hospice company in Scottsdale, Arizona, which reached 54 locations and 5,400 patients before its sale to Odyssey Healthcare.

His professional accomplishments also include the founding of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and the Ohio Assisted Living Association. Additionally, he is a former board member and committee chairman of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Mr. Slager holds an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana.

Board of Directors

Rick Slager
Executive Chairman
Health Essentials

David Fitzgerald
Petra Capital Management

Tom Flynn (SVLS)
Venture Partner
SV Life Sciences

Steve Kraus (BVP)
Bessemer Venture Partners

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