Visiting Angels CEO Receives Prestigious Industry Honor
Visiting Angels’ CEO Larry Meigs is among the newest inductees into the Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame. In 1998, Meigs co-founded Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care companies. He helped grow the company from one location to more than 500 private duty agencies across the United States, as well as in Mexico.
Every year, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) honors those who have dedicated their lives to the care and service of others. Meigs is known as a leader who provides care and support for his employees and insists that they provide the highest-quality services to the patients and families they serve.
“We started Visiting Angels with the goal to always put caring first, and we continue to fulfill that vision daily, adapting to client needs, as well as constantly providing our caregivers with the tools and education to provide the quality of service that matches our reputation,” Meigs said.
The Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame was created in 2011, and the inductees are honored at the association’s largest meeting of the year. Past inductees include a number of famous names: Mother Teresa, President Bill Clinton, Lillian D. Wald, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. Robert J. Dole (R-KS), Hon. Rosalynn Carter, Dame Cicely Saunders and Mike Vance.
“At NAHC, we have always aspired to excellence which is why we established the Hall of Fame,” said Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC president. Halamandaris describes the new honorees as great role models who have made a significant contribution to the industry.
NAHC is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than 2 million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill and disabled. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members provide the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect.
About Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services:
Visiting Angels began franchising in 1998 in the Philadelphia area. Today, Visiting Angels has more than 500 private duty agencies throughout the United States. Visiting Angels agencies employ only experienced caregivers and conduct the most comprehensive background screenings to ensure that their caregivers meet or exceed the company’s high standards. For companion care, Alzheimer’s care, dementia care and the country’s best palliative care program, make Visiting Angels your choice in senior home care. For more information on Visiting Angels or to find a location near you, please visit http://www.visitingangels.com.