Zimmer steps down, Barranti steps up

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Industry veteran Bernie Zimmer is retiring as president and CEO of CHME, a DME company based here. His successor: Lauren Barranti, who most recently served as the company’s executive vice president. “Lauren very much appreciates the business model that CHME has created and understands our market approach and is excited to help our company continue to expand our business and service even more patients in need,” said Zimmer of Barranti, who came to CHME from Apria Healthcare, where she was vice president of managed care. Zimmer will remain active in CHME as a member of the board of directors. Since joining CHMA, Barranti has implemented a number of operational initiatives with a focus on improving cash flow and profitability for the company, including a company wide contract optimization project.