Lynn C. Jones, president, Christiana Care Home Health & Community Services Inc. and senior vice president, post-acute care services, Christiana Care Health System, is the 2013 chairman of the American Hospital Association’s Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Governing Council.
As chairman, Jones will lead the section’s governing council that advises the AHA on public-policy issues of concern to post-acute and continuing-care providers. The governing council represents executives from among the nation’s leading hospitals representing rehabilitation, acute long-term care, skilled nursing, home health and continuing-care services.
Jones, who assumed his present position in 2003, is responsible for all aspects of post-acute care services, including the Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association, where he is a member of the board and leads the operations and strategic direction of the largest home-health agency in Delaware. The Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association provides nearly 300,000 home visits annually and provides certified home nursing care; chronic-disease care for heart failure, COPD, mental health and oncology patients; home telemonitoring; maternal/child services; pediatric home care; joint-replacement home therapy; wound care; care transition; and private-duty services.
Jones also oversees other aspects of post-acute care services at Christiana Care, including adult day programs and building a continuum with community skilled nursing facilities.
Jones is a graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and received a Master of Science in health care administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to his involvement in the AHA’s Governing Council for Long Term Care and Rehabilitation, he is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently the regent for the state of Delaware for the ACHE. He is also the current board chair of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America.
Jones is a board member of The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and participates in many local community organizations.