Press Release: Transitions Healthcare, LLC’s Chief Clinical Officer Retires from Role as Director of Operations Promoted to Lead Clinical Initiatives

WESTMINSTER, Maryland (March 6th, 2024) – After decades of dedicated service and leadership, Transitions Healthcare, LLC announces the retirement of Mr. Kevin Williams, RN, from his Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) position. Mr. Williams will be transitioning into a consultative role, stepping into the esteemed position of Clinical Founder, where his expertise will continue to guide the company’s mission and vision.

Kevin Williams has over 28 years of experience in long-term care, beginning his career as a critical care nurse. Throughout his career he has held various roles, including Vice President of Clinical Services, Regional Clinical Director, and Legal Nurse Consultant. Kevin has also contributed as an instructor for the Maryland 100-Hour Administrator-In-Training Program and taught Quality Assessments and Assurance. He has led clinical teams across multiple states, specializing in turnaround and focus projects. Before joining Transitions Healthcare’s leadership team, Kevin served as the Director of Nursing for several long-term care facilities.

Throughout his tenure as CCO, Kevin has been instrumental in shaping the clinical direction of Transitions Healthcare, ensuring the highest standards of care and excellence. His passion for healthcare and commitment to patient well-being have left an indelible mark on the organization.

In his new role as Clinical Founder, Kevin will provide strategic guidance and mentorship, drawing from his wealth of experience to support the organization’s continued growth and success. His insight will be invaluable in maintaining Transitions Healthcare’s position as a leader in the long-term care industry.

To fill the vacancy in the leadership team left by Mr. Williams, Transitions Healthcare is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Jennifer Watson, RN, FNP-C, NHA, our current Director of Operations, to the role of Chief Operating Officer – Clinical. With a proven track record of leadership and operational excellence, Ms. Watson is poised to transition seamlessly into this vital role.

Jennifer Watson has over 25 years of experience in the long-term care industry, holding roles such as a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She also holds a Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her career, she has contributed significantly to patient safety initiatives, participating in programs such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in their Patient Safety Education Project. Jennifer has also received training in Toyota Production Systems and Kaizen methodologies to improve workflow in healthcare settings. As a leader in her field, she has been involved in political advocacy, notably collaborating on the passage of SB108 to preserve access to ventilator care in skilled nursing facilities. Currently serving as a board member for the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, she remains dedicated to advancing health care quality and access. Jennifer is an active member of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, demonstrating her commitment to excellence in healthcare.

As Director of Operations, Jennifer has demonstrated a deep understanding of the company’s operations and commitment to delivering exceptional care. In addition to her expertise as a Nurse Practitioner, her strategic vision and dedication to continuous improvement makes her the ideal candidate to lead Transitions Healthcare’s clinical initiatives into the future.

“We are incredibly grateful for Kevin Williams’ contributions as Chief Clinical Officer and look forward to his continued guidance in his new role as Clinical Founder,” said Matthew Maurano, CEO, of Transitions Healthcare. He added, “And we are equally excited to promote Jennifer Watson to the position of Chief Operating Officer – Clinical, where we are confident that she will excel in driving our clinical strategy forward.”

Transitions Healthcare would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Williams for his years of service and looks forward to his continued support in our pursuit of clinical excellence. Dually, the organization also congratulates Ms. Watson on her well-deserved promotion as we anticipate nothing but continued success under her leadership.


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