Diane Vernon promoted to VP of business development with FutureCare Health & Management
Diane Vernon has been promoted to vice president of business development with FutureCare Health & Management. Vernon has been a member of FutureCare’s leadership team for 10 years as director of marketing and business development.
In her role as director of marketing and business development, Vernon managed all processes related to promotion and building brand awareness of the organization’s facilities, programs and services. As vice president, Vernon will continue to maintain and grow the company’s excellent relationships with FutureCare’s patients and their families, as well as with the company’s hospital partners in health throughout Maryland.
I have a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Syracuse University.
How are health care facilities positioning themselves to deal with changes coming to national health care policy?
As changes in national health care policy continue to evolve, healthcare delivery systems are finding it necessary to develop networks covering all levels of care, from community-based physician practices, outpatient clinics, acute care hospitals, and post-acute short stay rehabilitation, to home with home care. Creating a network of providers with the same common goal of providing the right level of care, in the most appropriate setting, with quality being the cornerstone of all care is paramount. At FutureCare, our focus has always been on providing the highest quality of care, which remains constant, regardless of national healthcare policy changes.
If you had not chosen health care as your profession, what profession would you choose and why?
I have always been passionate about health care and initially wanted to be a doctor. Growing up, I volunteered as a candy striper in the local hospital and was president of my local Medical Explorers chapter in high school. In addition, during the summers I had a job working in the doctor’s office where my mom was a nurse. I started my college career on the pre-med track, but I switched to rehabilitation counseling and case management during my junior year and continued on that path through graduate school.
My husband and I love Hawaii. We have traveled to all of the Hawaiian islands and most recently revisited our favorite, Kaua’i, for our anniversary.
When I want to relax, I … :
I love to relax and spend time with my kids. I also read a lot, especially crime and romance novels or true crime stories.
Favorite musical artists:
Eric Clapton or Van Morrison–I’m a huge fan of classic rock.
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