As part of CEO941‘s “Ask the CEO” department, Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, owner and CEO of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care answered a few questions in the November issue.
Excerpt from the article:
“The woman behind the region’s leading home health care service is a registered nurse with an M.B.A. and an entrepreneur’s passion. Susanne S. Wise founded Take Care in 1995 with limited funds, leased office space and a dream to run her own health care agency.
‘I am not a risk taker,’ she says. ‘I am very conservative, but I went with what I loved so I could combine my nursing with my business.’
Take Care today employs about 600 people, serves about 400 clients…. The company, which is headquartered in a Sarasota medical office park on Bee Ridge Road, provides private duty home health care, geriatric care management and wheelchair stretcher transportation.”
As the owner and executive administrator, Susanne continues to maintain that personal touch with her clients and that is wherein her passion lies. Ultimately a driving edge that propels Susanne to continue in this 24/7 position is that she strives and thrives on the one-on-one contact with clients. It is a personal care business and that is how it began.
Susanne is often on-call, and on a rare occasion that she is not, one can always reach her. In addition to valuing her relationship with Take Care clients, Susanne also enjoys working with the 600+ employees and caregivers. With 600 different personalities, Susanne is in a unique position to best match the appropriate caregiver to client while maintaining consistency in quality care.
The most challenging part of being the owner and executive administrator, is that as an entrepreneur and as a nurse the job is never done. Susanne continuously thinks ahead and is working on developing the private duty home health care business, advancing the standards and providing clients with the highest quality in care. It is a 24/7 business, caregiving never stops and anyone in the caregiving position can relate—it is a 24/7 job. It takes a certain person with certain stamina to keep up with it all.
Read the full article here.