MCKENNEY HOME CARE
Who We Are
Taking a client-centered approach, ensuring individualized and appropriate services are provided throughout the period of assistance.
Values & Accreditations
Leaders & Partners
Introducing Our Team
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
The McKenney Difference
McKenney Home Care was started by two sisters, Michele McKenney and Patrice Magrath. After successful international careers in healthcare and business, both Michele and Patrice relocated to Naples, Florida. During the transition, they had to worry about their mother’s care while balancing the needs of their families, careers and geographic distances. They know how difficult and stressful this can be. As a result, they agreed to use their knowledge and experience to create a professional private pay Home Health Agency, designed to bring best practices in home health care to SW Florida.
We are a professionally managed company designed to bring leading or finest practices in home health care to SW Florida.
McKenney Home Care is a private pay Home Health Agency that provides exceptional in home health services and client centered care delivered in a compassionate and competent manner.
OUR DISTINGUISHING FEATURES
Healthcare and Business Backgrounds
The owners are hands on Managing Members and together with their Director of Nursing offer healthcare and business backgrounds unparalleled in the community
W-2 Employees with Access to Healthcare
All McKenney Home Care caregivers are W-2 employees that are bonded and insured, they have access to Healthcare through the “Healthiest You” Program and are specifically trained by the Agency to manage individual cases
We are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ACHC is a third-party accrediting organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality healthcare services.
In House “Skills Lab”
We have an in house simulated home environment and adaptive devices used in the home that we use to assess Caregiver’s skills and to train Caregivers on new skills. Every McKenney Caregiver is required to complete a skills assessment in the “Skills Lab.”
World Renown Medical Advisory Board
McKenney Home Care relies on the input of a world renowned Medical Advisory Board, the Members have long term professional relationships with the Medical Advisory Board Members and rely on them for input on sensitive cases and to bring “best practices” to the Agency
We ensure collaboration and communication between client, families and physicians
Senior Staff conduct regular scheduled and unscheduled supervisory visits to the home to check on both the client and the caregiver.
Real Person On Call
We have a 24/7 on call line which is continuously staffed by one of our staff members. You will not get an answering machine or a call service when you call after hours.
OUR CORE VALUES
Each member of the McKenney Home Care team is accountable for their actions: to themselves, to the company, to the client, and any family members involved in the client’s care. They are responsible to perform their duties to the best of their ability, in the most efficient and productive way possible.
An atmosphere of mutual respect is fundamental to the McKenney Home Care corporate culture. Each team member is considerate, treating coworkers and clients with dignity and respect. McKenney Home Care listens to and honors client and family perspectives and choices. Client and family values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds are incorporated into the planning and delivery of services.
Every individual at McKenney Home Care understands and relies on the team to accomplish tasks successfully. Clients and families are considered an integral part of the team and our Caregivers communicate and share unbiased information in ways that are timely, affirming and useful. Clients and families are encouraged and supported in participating in decision making.
McKenney Home Care employees complete their duties according to a strict moral and ethical code. Each individual accomplishes goals with a positive attitude to ensure that success is obtained through hard work and dedication.
Our commitment is to exceed expectations by going above and beyond for all of our internal and external customers.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S BEST
Leaders & Partners
MPH, JD, MANAGING MEMBER, ADMINISTRATOR
MPH, JD, MANAGING MEMBER, ADMINISTRATOR
Michele graduated from Boston College, received a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from Duquesne University. She worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, starting as a graduate student at Eye and Ear Hospital and ending as President of two of the systems major divisions, Diversified Services and the International Division. As President of these Divisions, Michele had overall responsibility for the UPMC Home Health Agency, Senior Living Facilities as well as 21 other health related businesses. She was also responsible for the development and implementation of ISMETT, a specialty transplant hospital in Palermo, Italy. She is married to Charles Cohen, founding partner of Cohen & Grigsby and retired to Naples, Florida in 2008. Michele has served on many boards and advisory boards in the medical, technology and social services areas both in Pittsburgh and Naples.
JD, MANAGING MEMBER, FINANCIAL OFFICER
JD, MANAGING MEMBER, FINANCIAL OFFICER
Patrice graduated from Boston College then received a law degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC. She practiced commercial law at Swidler and Berlin (now Bingham McCutchen) in DC. When her sister Michele started the hospital project in Palermo, Italy, Patrice joined her overseeing the development and opening of the respite facility for patients and families going to Palermo for medical treatment. She returned to Washington, DC where she worked for SmithBucklin Corporation a consulting firm managing not for profit organizations. She was recruited to Nyon, Switzerland to serve as the CEO of the International Osteoporosis Foundation from 2009 to 2012 where she was responsible for the foundation’s global re-organization. Patrice is currently a member of Greater Naples Leadership is a Guardian Ad Litem Emeritus, and former board and executive committee member of the Guadalupe Center. She has two sons and is married to Terrence Magrath, founding partner of ValueQuest, Ltd. and they live full time in Naples, Florida.
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Sherry Reynolds, RN (Naples)
Michele Leftwich, RN (Sarasota)
Joanne Freeborn, RN
Kathi Gamble, RN
Estelle Abrams, RN
CLINICAL CARE COORDINATORS
Janet Jacobs, Deana Levesque
SCHEDULING AND HR TEAM
Ashley Colbert, Gaby Cosgrove, Lisa Miller, Jeanine Whitacre, Sheri Nichols, Sarah Vallerie
LONG-TERM INSURANCE COODINATOR
OUR MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
The Medical Advisory Board was established by McKenney Home Care to provide feedback and advice in key areas of care for McKenney Home Care Clients. With recommendations and support from national and international experts, McKenney Home Care has access to ongoing input on advances in medicine, practice, technology, programs and resources to be used within the company. The input of these experts facilitates the use of best practice standards. We are grateful for the expert guidance in achieving our goal of being the most effective and trusted leader in home health care.
Dr. DeKosky, an international leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, recently became the Aerts-Cosper Professor of Alzheimer’s Research at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and is Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain Institute. His basic research centers on structural and neurochemical changes in human brain in aging and dementia and effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). DeKosky formerly served as vice president and dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine and as professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Marks also serves as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UPPMC Shadyside and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has served as President of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and President of the Allegheny County Medical Society. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, Allegheny County Medical Society, Pittsburgh Research Institute, UPMC CancerCenter, Pittsburgh Pain Society, Burger King Cancer Caring Center, Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Marks is also on the corporate board of Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, serves on the Credentials Committee of Highmark, and as a professional consultant in Hematology/Oncology for Medicare. He is also a co- founder of the local Juvenile Diabetes Foundation chapter.
At the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Ricordi also serves as Chief of the Division of Cellular Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Director of the Diabetes Research Institute Cell Transplant Center and Responsible Head of the cGMP Human Cell Processing Facility, an NIH funded cGMP facility that has been providing Human Cell Products for research and clinical applications at UM, in Florida and across state barriers since 1993. Dr. Ricordi has also served as Co-Director of the Executive Office of Research Leadership (2001-2003) and as Senior Associate Dean for Research (2003-2006) at the UM Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Zeidel previously served as Chief of the Renal-Electrolyte Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1996 he was named interim Chair of the Department and was shortly appointed to the Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Zeidel has great experience in the areas of clinical care, teaching and administrative management. The Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh was the first in the United States to appoint a Vice Chair for Quality Improvement during Dr. Zeidel’s term as Chair. He spearheaded and implemented a new curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School to enhance the teaching of residents and fellows.
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The McKenney’s maternal grandmother, Mary Crowley Stadler, emigrated from Ireland as a widow in her mid-twenties. She obtained work in Philadelphia as a caregiver; she enjoyed her position and developed a close relationship with the family she assisted. After her second husband passed away in his late 40s, Mary returned to her profession as a caregiver while she raised her three daughters. She continued in her field until retirement at age 68.
This history instilled in Michele and Patrice the need to care for the caregivers as well as the clients. McKenney Home Care caregivers are W-2 employees, they are bonded and insured and fully prepared to be invited into your home.