FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Emily Blackie
EBlackie@vnaohio.org / 216-315-0805
CLEVELAND, Ohio (November 4, 2016) – Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Ohio has announced the appointment of James Schaum as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Schaum joined as Interim CEO of VNA in October, 2016, after serving on the VNA Mid-Ohio Advisory Board since 2006, as the Mid-Ohio Advisory Board Chair and as a VNA of Ohio Board Member for the last two years as well.
In his new role, Schaum will lead the organization’s more than 500 employees in Cleveland and Mid-Ohio in providing the best homecare for VNA patients and their families during this period of transition. VNA of Ohio has delivered quality care to area patients and their families since 1902. It is the largest independent nonprofit home health and hospice provider in Ohio.
Schaum has also been a member of the VNA of Ohio’s Finance Committee. He has also held other leadership positions as the COO of Adena Health System, CEO of Allen Memorial Hospital, The Rehab Center and others. Schaum graduated from WVU School of Pharmacy and has his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University.
“I’m thrilled to work with a very talented and dedicated team of direct and indirect service providers at VNA,” said Schaum. “I feel that we’ve only scratched the surface of our potential that will allow us to be even more effective and efficient in caring for our patients.”
“Jim has been a longtime advocate for VNA of Ohio,” said VNA of Ohio’s Board Chair, Elizabeth Madigan. “He has the experience and leadership that we need to expand our reach and deepen our level of care.”
A West Salem, Ohio native, Schaum and his wife live in the Mansfield area.
About Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
VNA of Ohio is a non-profit, community-based healthcare organization that has been helping patients for more than 100 years. The organization works with hospitals, doctors, community agencies and companies to provide services for patients in their homes. Services include skilled nursing care, mental healthcare, social work services, rehabilitation therapies, hospice and personal care assistance.
VNA of Ohio provides high-quality, comprehensive home health and hospice care to promote health, independence and dignity to those living in our communities. Learn more at vnaohio.org.