Diana Franchitto, president & CEO of HopeHealth, has been a strong, leading voice in hospice, palliative and home care for nearly a decade. In January 2016, the affiliation between HopeHealth and Home Care & Hospice of New England, the parent company of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence and Visiting Nurse Home Care in Lincoln, RI, was completed. Ms. Franchitto became the CEO of the expanded regional organization, HopeHealth, which is now New England’s largest non-profit hospice and palliative care organization.
At Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, she facilitated a partnership with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to become its first non-hospital teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine in the nation. Ms. Franchitto established an inpatient palliative care consultation service for the Lifespan hospitals, selected nursing homes and home care agencies. In addition, she secured preferred provider relationships with Rhode Island’s first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) as well as other healthcare organizations.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Franchitto held a variety of senior leadership positions at Caritas Christi Health Care (the predecessor organization to Steward Health Care), then the second largest healthcare system in Massachusetts, where she was responsible for marketing, communications, public affairs and network development.
Ms. Franchitto has an MBA and a bachelor of science in business administration from Bentley University. She is a sought after speaker at hospice and home care professional conferences and with regional civic organizations. She is also on the board of directors of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Rhode Island Quality Institute, Healthcentric Advisors, the PACE Organization of Rhode Island and CareLink.