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Pediatric Home Service names Mark Hamman President

Founder Susan Wingert moves to CEO

St. Paul, Minn. — Mark Hamman has been named President of Pediatric Home Service (PHS), an independent pediatric homecare company that provides home-based health care services to medically-fragile children. Hamman succeeds founder and longtime PHS president, Susan Wingert, who has transitioned to CEO. Wingert will focus on advocacy, legislative and policy issues relative to pediatric home health care and plans to officially retire from the company in May 2012.

The announcement comes following the completion of an innovative succession plan that has allowed Hamman to gain a thorough understanding of PHS and the home health care industry by stepping into the shoes of key employees and assuming their duties. Since 2009, Hamman has rotated in and out of every PHS division, filling in for each senior level department director for a three-month period.

“I had the benefit of learning the business from the ground up,” said Wingert, a respiratory therapist who founded the company 21 years ago. “The Senior Leadership team of Directors and I wanted my successor to have a similar opportunity to learn about every aspect of the operation.”

Hamman joined PHS in 2004 as a sales and contract manager after 11 years as a territory sales manager with a Twin Cities organization. As president he has taken over the day-to-day operations of Pediatric Home Service. “PHS is an incredible organization made up of outstanding people,” said Hamman. “Their commitment and compassion for PHS and the kids in our care over the last two decades is truly inspiring. I am excited to have the opportunity to help them deliver that same high quality care and customer service for the next 20 years.”

About Pediatric Home Service

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Pediatric Home Service is an independent pediatric homecare company that helps medically-complex, technology-dependent children live safely and successfully where they’re most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service has been partnering with health care professionals and family caregivers for more than two decades to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with special medical needs.


Originally published: July 18, 2011