We commenced a national search in October for a new Vice President of Health Services that attracted many talented candidates. After an extensive review process, we are pleased to announce that Mr. Joe. Devore has been hired as the new Vice President of Health Services, effective January 1, 2013. Along with a broader scope, Mr. Devore will assume the responsibilities of Dorothy Barichak, Administrator of Health Services, who announced her retirement at the end 2012, after 35 years of service to Plymouth Harbor.
Mr. Devore has extensive experience in continuing care retirement community administration, with emphasis in healthcare administration, dating back to 1988. More recently, from 1999-2007, he was with Otterbein Homes, Inc. as its Executive Director of Otterbein Portage Valley and Administrator of Otterbein North Shore, both located in Ohio. Mr. Devore moved to Naples, FL in 2007 to become the Executive Director of Health Services for the Chateau at Moorings Park, a premiere 106-bed skilled nursing facility, and Orchid Terrace, a 74-bed assisted living facility.
Mr. Devore graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Psychology and Miami of Ohio with a Master’s in Gerontology. He is a licensed nursing home administrator.
Mr. Devore possesses a strong background in program development, marketing and public relations, sound fiscal management, survey preparedness, quality improvement, and resident and staff satisfaction.
Mr. Devore’s responsibilities will encompass the Smith Care Center, Callahan Center, and Home Care Department. As a member of our Senior Staff, he will also be involved in strategic planning, policy development, and community engagement.
We at Plymouth Harbor have great respect for Mr. Joe Devore’s work and dedication to this profession and are excited to welcome him aboard the Plymouth Harbor family. He and his wife Laura will be settling in Sarasota sometime in the near future. Please join us in welcoming them both.