York-based WellSpan Health has hired a health care veteran from New Jersey to oversee its home care services in Central Pennsylvania.
Sandra Bennis has been named vice president of home care for WellSpan, the health system said Monday.
Bennis will oversee WellSpan VNA Home Care, which is a branch of the health system that provides at-home services to patients, from skilled nursing to behavioral health nursing, across the region.
She will also oversee operations of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospice in Lebanon County.
Bennis will work to identify ways to increase access to care and improve the overall patient experience, among other initiatives. She also will play a role in WellSpan’s ongoing efforts to be innovative in post-acute care and population health, a news release said.
Bennis has 35 years of experience in community health. Most recently she was director of strategic initiatives for the Moorestown VNA and Hospice in New Jersey.
WellSpan hired Bennis after a yearlong national search. She started on March 27, and is replacing Phillip Hoffman, who served in the position at an interim capacity, according to WellSpan spokesman Dan Carrigan.
“Sandy is a very engaging and energetic leader with deep knowledge about health care and significant experience in home care within a larger health system,” said Barbara Yarrish, senior vice president of post-acute services for WellSpan Health, and president of WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital.