Health First Names Lottie Odom as Home Care Director
New Director Brings 20+Years of Clinical, Administrative Experience to Health First Home Care
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – Lottie Odom has joined Health First as Home Care Director where she is responsible for directing all operations for Health First Home Care,including implementation of reliable processes that will meet and exceed national benchmarks for patient satisfaction and quality. She also will work collaboratively with all stakeholders in Health First’s integrated delivery network to ensure Health First Home Care provides optimal clinical programs and transitions of care for patients.
Odom is a proven leader with more than 20 years of experience in the health care field, including having served as a Registered Nurse (RN)/clinical charge nurse in the emergency room at Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center and as an RN in the Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit and Emergency/Critical Care.
She joins Health First from her previous position of Vice President, Home Health Care of Florida in Melbourne, where she was responsible for successfully starting a Medicare-certified home health agency. Under her leadership, the organization experienced unprecedented growth while maintaining excellent clinical care, outcomes and customer satisfaction. She also has experience serving as a branch director and as a cardiopulmonary specialty director for Gentiva Health Services in Viera.
Odom earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida and her Associate’s degree in Nursing from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College).
About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated delivery network (IDN) and employs more than 7,800 associates. The integrator of its IDN is Health First Health Plans offering a wide variety of health insurance options across Central Florida. In addition, it operates four hospitals (Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital and Health First’s Viera Hospital) and is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First also offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including Health First Aging Services, four Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Centers and Home and Hospice care. Visit www.health-first.org for more information.