AAH honors consensus builder, passionate leader

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has named Cara Bachenheimer of Invacare and Joel Mills of Advanced Homecare as its 2014 Homecare Champions.

The award recognizes AAHomecare members who have made exceptional contributions to the homecare community throughout their careers.

AAHomecare officials lauded Bachenheimer, senior vice president of government relations for Invacare, as a “consensus builder who sees the big picture.”

“Bachenheimer is a regulatory, legislative and government relations expert who has been on the front lines of defending the HME industry for almost 20 years,” stated Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the association, in a press release. “Her strategic advice and counsel have helped guide the industry through some of its biggest challenges.”

AAHomecare officials praised Mills, CEO of Advanced Homecare and one of the association’s original members, for his long-time commitment to the industry.

“From starting in home care at 16 and learning the business from the ground up to revamping and becoming CEO of Advanced Homecare, Mills is well known for his passion for the industry, patient and employees,” Ryan stated.

AAHomecare will present awards to Bacheheimer and Mills during the Stand Up for Homecare reception at Medtrade on Oct. 21.