Rapidly expanding behavioral home healthcare provider appoints Executive Director; builds bench of Colorado-based team of clinicians with proven track record.
Colorado Springs, CO – June 8, 2023 – Innovive Health, a data-driven home healthcare agency serving complex behavioral health patients, today announced several key appointments to the company’s recently established Colorado operation including an Executive Director, Clinical Director, and a Case Manager. Based out of Innovive Health’s clinical operations in Colorado Springs, the members of the team all have a deep background in the home healthcare sector and experience working with complex behavioral health patients.
The key additions follows the recent expansion of the agency’s clinical operations into Colorado. Innovive Health’s unique home health model focuses on patients who have multiple medical comorbidities with complicating behavioral illness, treating, and educating patients on their holistic well-being. With a deep understanding of the dynamics of the evolving data-driven healthcare market along with a proven track record of adopting new technologies – such as a cloud-based infrastructure and a fully integrated EMR – Innovive Health is well positioned to rapidly scale its services in new markets such as Colorado.
“We are pleased to expand our clinical team here in Colorado with home healthcare industry veterans, who have a long track record of working with our unique patient population,” said Joseph McDonough, CEO of Innovive Health of Innovive Health. “We have pulled these leaders and clinicians from across the country and across diverse backgrounds to address the unique behavioral health challenges that Colorado faces. We believe that this is the right team to support our mission to keep patients out of the hospital and in their homes while utilizing data to deliver better outcomes at lower costs.”
The following appointments were announced today:
Daniel Politano, Executive Director of Colorado Operations
Dan Politano has been appointed as the Executive Director of Innovive Health’s Colorado Operations. Dan is responsible for rapidly growing and scaling the agency’s groundbreaking behavioral health home care model in the Rocky Mountain state. He will manage a growing team of clinicians focused on providing skilled nursing services to patients who have multiple medical comorbidities with complicating behavioral illness. Prior to accepting this position, Politano spent more than a decade overseeing several of Innovive Health’s busiest regional offices in Massachusetts. With a strong record of building and leading clinical teams, Dan’s capabilities are well-established. He has a background as a registered nurse at Taunton State Hospital and possesses clinical experience from renowned medical centers like Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Caritas Carney Hospital. Dan holds an Associate of Science in Nursing from Caritas Laboure College, and he is currently attending the Southern New Hampshire University BSN program.
Daniel Politano, Executive Director of Innovive Health’s Colorado Clinical Operations
Leighann Stonefield, Clinical Director
Leighann Stonefield has joined the growing team as Clinical Director where she will leverage her extensive background in healthcare and nursing to help direct Innovive Health’s Colorado clinical team. Her previous roles include serving as the Director of Clinical Services for Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado, Director of Nursing for Wellpath, a member of the Nursing Faculty at Trinidad State College and working as an ER Psychiatric Nurse for UCHealth. Leighann holds a compact nursing license as well as being licensed in seven additional states, showcasing her broad expertise and ability to navigate various healthcare systems. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing from Trinidad State College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon State University, and a Master of Science in Leadership in Healthcare Systems, also from Grand Canyon State University.
Leighann Stonefield, Clinical Director for Innovive Health in Colorado
Nina Britton, Case Manager
Nina Britton has assumed the role of Case Manager in Colorado, bringing with her an impressive 20-year career as a dedicated military nurse – delivering exceptional and patient-centered care. Prior to joining Innovive Health, she served as a Medical Nurse Case Manager with the 10th Special Forces group at Fort Carson. Over her diverse career, she’s worked as a Pre-Certification Nurse/Nurse Consultant, Utilization at the Multi Service Market Organization, and Community Health Nurse at Fort Carson. Nina holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Colorado Pueblo and a Master of Arts in Health Administration from Webster University – Greenwood Village.
Nina Britton, Case Manager for Innovive Health in Colorado
Since its inception in 2004, Innovive Health has played a vital role as the hub for a complex care team – coordinating with a multitude of specialists and providers across the continuum of care. For nearly two decades, the home healthcare agency has built a strong clinical and operations team while establishing and expanding the company’s partnerships with healthcare organizations and world-class technology companies to fundamentally change the way care is delivered to this population. Innovive Health provides skilled nursing services in the home with specialty programs to assist in the overall treatment and management of comorbid disease processes.
About Innovive Health
With operations in Massachusetts and Colorado, Innovive Health is one of the nation’s fastest growing home healthcare agencies focused on serving complex behavioral health patients. Innovive Health has been delivering strong clinical outcomes for nearly two decades and is transforming healthcare through an innovative model of patient-centered, data driven, full-service home care. The agency provides high quality nursing and services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable and underserved populations in the safety and comfort of their homes and communities. For more information, visit https://innovivehealth.com.