Celestina (Tina) Cruz started as the Chief Nursing Officer for Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc. in January of 2014. Prior to that, she served as the VP of Clinical Services from January of 2008 to January of 2014. She arrived at Premier in April of 2007 as the Office Administrator for one of the company’s private pay branches. As the Chief Nursing Officer, Ms. Cruz is responsible for the development and revision of all Clinical policies and procedures, the Quality Improvement program, Training program, Occurrences and Complaints and Compliance. She functions as the Chair for the Corporate Quality Improvement Committee and also serves as the company’s Corporate Compliance Officer. Ms. Cruz started her career as an LPN and has worked in home care, acute care, and long-term care. She gained significant regulatory experience as a state surveyor in both Washington and Florida.
Ms. Cruz obtained her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and was admitted to practice in New York. Additionally, she received her MSN and BSN from Seattle University.
Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc. is an independently owned and operated home health care company specializing in the provision of acute, long-term care services, health plan care management and enrollment/semi-annual reassessments, nursing practitioner and transitional care services, VBP models and staffing solutions. The Company was founded in 1992, with its Corporate Office based in White Plains, New York. Since then, it has grown to become a significant provider of home health care in the Northeast.
Premier and its subsidiaries operate 30 licensed and accredited offices in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois.
Premier operates separate specialty service divisions for Asian, Russian, and Private Pay services. The company maintains Management Service Agreements to operate the day to day operations of other home health care organizations and it employs 13,000 aides/nurses and serves 15,000 clients weekly.