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April Anthony has over 27 years of experience as an innovator and entrepreneur in the home health care field having founded and led 3 successful homecare related ventures over the course of her career. Her commitment to the home health industry over the years has facilitated the delivery of essential healthcare services to hundreds of thousands of home bound patients and has provided a rewarding employment opportunity to thousands of healthcare professionals. April is the founder and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of both Encompass Health's home health and hospice division and Homecare Homebase.
Encompass Health's home health and hospice division provides essential homecare and hospice services to over 50,000 patients per day through a network of over 325 offices in 31 states. Homecare Homebase is a leading software technology platform for the home health and hospice industries. Currently over 40% of all homecare visits and 25% of all hospice days of service are processed through the HCHB platform.
April's operating philosophy that focuses on putting employees first by creating a best place to work culture has resulted in Encompass being named a "Best Place to Work" over 28 times during the last year while also leading the home health care industry in clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Additionally, April has leveraged her knowledge of the homecare industry to create an industry leading technology platform for the homecare and hospice industry.
In December 2013 and 2014 respectively, April led both Homecare Homebase and Encompass in transformational transactions with the sale of 85% of the HCHB equity to the Hearst Corporation and the sale of 83% of Encompass to HealthSouth Corporation. April remains CEO of both companies.
April and her husband Mark have been married for 28 years and have three children, Ashlyn - 24, Luke -22 and Allie -19. In addition, April has served for 20 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of Abilene Christian University where she and Mark both attended as undergraduates. April currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Abilene Christian University.