Nonprofit BAYADA CEO takes helm of leading home health advocacy organization, calls for policies to protect patient access to home-based care

MOORESTOWN, New Jersey—David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care, has been elected to lead the board of directors of The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH). Baiada is assuming this role after serving as treasurer. BAYADA is a founding member of the partnership and an advocate for home health and home care patient populations.

“I am honored to serve as the Partnership Chair to give a voice to the millions of patients we have the privilege of serving and to advocate for the stability and future of the broader home health community,” said Baiada. “Just as we lead BAYADA with compassion and a desire to help others, I look forward to collaborating with the other members of the Partnership to protect and improve access to home healthcare for patients and families across the country.”

BAYADA Home Health Care is a national nonprofit in the home health care industry, delivering care to approximately 150,000 patients annually in 23 states through a team of more than 30,000 employees. BAYADA said advocacy has long been essential to fulfilling its mission of helping millions of people worldwide live a safe home life with comfort, independence and dignity. 

Since BAYADA became a nonprofit organization in 2019, it recommitted its dedication to employee and client advocacy by forming BAYADA Hearts for Home Care 501(c)4, inc. This social welfare organization was established to extend BAYADA’s advocacy influence across more communities so all home health care clients, caregivers and families are empowered to share their voices with state and federal decision-makers in support of policies that will benefit their communities. 

“BAYADA is well known in the industry for their longstanding advocacy program, and for their creation of Hearts for Home Care to extend their advocacy reach throughout the entire home health care ecosystem," said Joanne Cunningham, CEO of PQHH. "I am very excited to work with David to take the Partnership to the next level of advocacy. At a time when Medicare home health faces staggering cuts, and patients are finding it increasingly harder to heal and age in the home setting they prefer, the Partnership’s advocacy efforts are essential to the future of quality home-based care - the setting where patients want to be the most.”