HCA Applauds VNSNY on Succession Plan as EVP Dan Savitt to Assume CEO Role Upon Marki Flannery’s Planned Departure in February

Situation Report | July 27, 2020

HCA congratulates the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) on its recent announcement of a succession plan upon the planned departure of its current CEO, Marki Flannery, at the end of January. VNSNY’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Savitt has been chosen to assume the top leadership role at that time.

Marki Flannery has spent close to 39 years running various parts of VNSNY’s operations and was called back to VNSNY in April 2018 to assume the CEO position, at which time she agreed to do so for one year. Subsequently, at the request of VNSNY’s board, she extended her timeline to January 31, 2021.

HCA appreciates our many years of work with Marki Flannery and the exceptional role she’s played generously in our many association activities and priorities, be it policy advisement, modelling courageous leadership, educating peers on home care organizational best-practices, and lending her voice on behalf of VNSNY’s patients, staff and the home care system broadly. We also look forward to our continued work with Dan Savitt in his new position where he brings an incredible depth of understanding about all areas of home care operations.

“I am honored to have served as VNSNY’s CEO,” said Flannery in a recent press announcement, “We could not do what we do every day for so many New Yorkers if not for the people who make up the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Every one of my colleagues is committed to the mission of VNSNY and to ensuring that we are here to provide essential care to those in need every day. Dan Savitt is one of those colleagues, and he is absolutely the right person to continue the work we have started and to lead VNSNY into the future. Dan has passion for the VNSNY mission coupled with a deep understanding of the drivers of our business and the needs of the people we serve. I look forward to working with Dan and my executive team to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.”