Preferred Care At Home Names Leslie Mitchell As Care Coordinator

Monday, March 31, 2014

John L. Kerns, owner and president of Preferred Care at Home, has named Leslie Mitchell to the position of care coordinator.

Ms. Mitchell brings over thirty years of clinical and administrative experience, culled from a variety of roles, to the company. “In many ways, Leslie is the perfect person for this position.  She has an affable personality, a vast wealth of knowledge, and clearly is a dynamic leader,” Mr. Kerns said, “I’m so pleased she is joining our team.”

Ms. Mitchell’s three decades of experience includes years as a registered nurse in hospitals, administrative positions in skilled nursing facilities, and marketing roles at several organizations.

“Preferred Care at Home is a progressive organization that offers the very highest level of care to Chattanooga’s seniors, and I’m proud to be leading a company that’s so important to our senior community,” stated Mr. Kerns.

The care coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day delivery of care to the company’s clients. Ms. Mitchell will lead a staff of over fifty care providers, manage quality control, client relations, and staff evaluations.

For more information about Preferred Care at Home, please contact John L. Kerns at (423) 531-8696 or visit preferhome.com/chattanooga.




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