Pedersen Leads as Human Resources Director

Mary Pedersen, SPHR

Mary Pedersen, SPHR, is promoted to Human Resources Director for the corporate office of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care, overseeing all human resources operations for more than 500 employees across four offices of Take Care.

As HR Director, Pedersen leads in the department’s growth and evolution of the HR practice. With more than 15 years of experience as an HR management professional, Pedersen strengthens the Take Care management team bringing her human resources areas of expertise: recruitment and retention, policy development, HR program design and roll out, employee engagement, training initiatives, resource planning, organizational redesign and performance management, and conflict resolution.

Pedersen has been the recipient of several awards for outstanding performance including the Chairman’s award for her dedication to the delivery of exemplary HR practices and support. In 2010, she received the highest level of accreditation for an HR professional: Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is an active member of both the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Sarasota Manatee HR Association (SHRA). Pedersen is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree.

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Take Care is the leading private duty home health care agency on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Take Care‘s emphasis on personal attention and quality of care has garnered awards and peer recognition such as the Sarasota Herald-Tribune‘s Readers Choice Award, since 2003, for the “Best of the Best in Home Health Care,” the Venice Gondolier Sun‘s Best of Venice award, also since 2003, and the Peoples’ Choice from the Bradenton Herald. In 2009, the Tampa Bay Business Journal selected Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, Take Care‘s owner, founder, and executive administrator, as a finalist in the Health Care Heroes Award program for her exemplary performance in the medical field, going above and beyond the call of duty.

Take Care offers varying levels of care: Registered Nurses, Registered Nurse Geriatric Care Managers,   Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, and Companions. Upon your request, we will meet with you one-on-one to assess your needs and match you with the appropriate services. Care is available for as little as one hour a day to as much as twenty-four hours a day. Furthering our commitment to highest standards of care, a Registered Nurse is available, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to promptly respond to any questions or concerns.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Sue contacted and vetted more than 20 care providers for my very important client and quickly weeded out those that were not up to par with the high standards set by Take Care. My client was very appreciative of the referrals shared and was equally impressed with our close community contacts who were willing to help us help our clients. This is yet another example of why so many of us feel comfortable working with and sharing our clients with Sue Wise and her company, Take Care.

John, Client's Trust Officer

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