Kathleen Gilmartin Joins Interim Healthcare Inc. As New President And CEO
September 03, 2008 // Franchising.com // Sunrise, FL -- The Board of Directors of Interim HealthCare Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Gilmartin as President and CEO, effective September 2nd. Mrs. Gilmartin brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience and will lead Interim HealthCare's national network of over 300 franchise offices. Founded in 1966, the Sunrise, FL.-based Interim HealthCare is the nation's oldest health care franchisor and the largest combined provider of home care and medical staffing.
Prior to joining Interim HealthCare, Gilmartin served as COO of Nursefinders, Inc. Her extensive career also includes nine years in acute care supervisory positions within the Catholic Health Systems (NY) and Princeton Medical Center (NJ). Her interest in the staffing and home care sector led her to join the Interim HealthCare franchise organization in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1981 where her management and business skills were further developed. She relocated to Florida and joined the Interim HealthCare corporate franchisor staff in 1984 and worked through several successive promotions leading to the position of COO of Interim HealthCare in 1997. In 2000 Gilmartin initiated a private consulting practice which focused on staffing and healthcare clients. Gilmartin received her undergraduate degree from D'Youville College.
Gilmartin stated, "It's a privilege to have the opportunity to lead a company with such a rich legacy. With over four decades of business success, our owner network has collaborated to meet the challenges of the past. I'm confident we have what it takes to design our future success and continue the legacy for the next generation of entrepreneurs. For me, it's like coming home. I learned so much about providing quality healthcare and operating a business in an honorable way when I first joined Interim HealthCare. It's all about our credibility and trust with our patients, caregivers, office staff and owners. I'm excited to once again have the chance to work with a talented group of owners and staff to deliver care and services that truly make a difference in people's lives."
About Interim HealthCare
Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare is the nation's oldest proprietary national organization providing health care personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through a national network of more than 300 locally owned and operated franchise offices, Interim HealthCare provides diverse services including home care, medical staffing and occupational health. Interim employs more than 75,000 health care workers and provides services to approximately 50,000 people each day.