Cone Health Names VP for After-Hospital Care
The role reflects the growing emphasis on helping patients once they leave the hospital.
Greensboro – Aashka Mehta has been promoted to vice president of post-acute care for Cone Health. This is a new position at the health network.
Post-acute care refers to services that a person may need after they leave the hospital. This may include physical therapy, home health, transfer to skilled nursing facilities and other care aimed at helping people resume normal activities. The American Hospital Association says the need for post-acute care is growing and accounts for 15% of all Medicare spending.
“After a hospital stay, much or the recovery takes place outside of the hospital,” points out Kenneth Rempher, Ph.D. RN, chief nurse executive, Cone Health. “That care must be effective, efficient and seamless. Aashka is well suited for this role.”.
Mehta will provide strategic, financial, and operational leadership to system-wide areas including the Cone Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, and the Cone Health Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Mehta will also guide Cone Health partnerships with local and regional skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care facilities and other agencies.
Mehta was recognized by Cone Health as a COVID Legend and by the Alamance County Health Department as a Public Health COVID Champion.
She holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Pfeiffer University and a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University. Mehta is a licensed nursing home administrator.