Kerry Parker, Member of Epstein Becker Green’s Health Care and Life Sciences and Labor and Employment Practices, to Serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York

NEWARK, NJ (July 12, 2012) — The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) today announced that Kerry Parker, Member of the Health Care and Life Sciences and Labor and Employment practices in Newark, NJ, has accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY).

This home health, hospice, and community health services provider has operations in New York City and Nassau and Westchester Counties, and also operates a Medicaid managed long-term care plan. With a 2011 gross revenue of approximately $1.3 billion and 16,000 employees, VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home health care organization in the United States.

Parker stated, "It has been a wonderful experience working with Epstein Becker Green's clients alongside my talented colleagues at the firm. The knowledge gained from serving Epstein Becker Green's home health, hospice and many other health care industry clients has prepared me for the next chapter in my career."

Doug Hastings, Chair of Epstein Becker Green's Board of Directors and Member of the Health Care and Life Science practice, said, "Epstein Becker Green's culture includes a strong tradition of cultivating health care thought leaders while being committed to providing clients the highest level of service. We are proud of our alumni who have gone on to influence and shape the health care industry. Kerry is an excellent attorney, and we wish him the best in his new position with VNSNY."

Parker joins the ranks of many other Epstein Becker Green alumni who serve or have served in leadership positions throughout the health care industry. Several of these include Cara Bachenheimer, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Invacare Corporation; Dale Bonner, former California Secretary of Business, Transportation, and Housing; John Eriksen, Office of General Counsel, Sutter Health Support Services; Beth Essig, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Continuum; Tom Farah, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SureScripts, LLC; Randy Jordan, Chief Executive Officer, Hope Worldwide; Ann Kaplan, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, PhRMA; Tom Kelly, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc.; Ed Neugebauer, Chief of Litigation , Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Inc.; Clayton Nix, Board Member, Department of Health and Human Services' Provider Reimbursement Review Board; Leslie Norwalk, former Acting Administrator during the Bush Administration for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Chris Panczner, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Montefiore Medical Center.

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