DALLAS (April 9, 2019)—Axxess, a health care technology company, has hired industry veteran Deborah Hoyt to oversee the company’s engagement in public policy initiatives.
Hoyt, who has been president and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home since October 2010, will join Axxess in mid-July as senior vice president of Public Policy, a newly created position. In this role, she will spearhead the company’s involvement in all public policy discussions to help grow the industry.
“As a registered lobbyist with experience in strategic communications and grassroots engagement, Deb has a unique set of skills to help us amplify Axxess’s voice as a thought leader with industry partners as we work together to advance the industry’s interests,” said John Olajide, Axxess’s founder and CEO. “Through her work in Connecticut, she has already developed excellent relationships with national and state leaders, and we look forward to her helping us elevate awareness of Axxess’s solutions and the value of care in the home with policymakers across the country.”
Added Hoyt, “Through my position in Connecticut, I have had the opportunity to get to know John and the Axxess team over the last several years as they have consistently supported industry events and initiatives. While I have thoroughly enjoyed building a well-respected state association in Connecticut, I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to work with my new colleagues to ensure Axxess has a seat at the table during this time of change for our industry, and to work with all of my counterparts to ensure our industry gets the respect it deserves.”
In her role as chief executive of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare in the Home, Hoyt has provided strategic direction and daily management to advocate for the interests of more than 100 Connecticut-based home health and hospice agencies and affiliate organizations representing a statewide workforce of 19,000 clinicians and professional.
Prior to that, Hoyt was assistant vice president of Public Affairs at Aetna, Inc.; director of Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility for ConnectiCare; and vice president of communications and vice president of public affairs and education for the Connecticut Hospital Association, among other work experiences.
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