There are more than 18 million healthcare workers in the United States; 80% of them are women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While women make up the vast majority of home health care workers, they are a minority in the C-Suite. Only 40% of the industry’s key decision makers are female.
Homecare is a tough space to succeed in, and while org charts may not reflect it, this industry is loaded with strong, determined women doing incredibly meaningful work — they simply don’t get the recognition they deserve!
Here at HHAeXchange, we’d like to take one small step towards changing that. ‘Extraordinary Women in Homecare’ is a series of feature articles designed to celebrate women who bring strength, passion, and creativity to their roles in the homecare industry.
For this first edition, we chatted with Louise Weadock, the Founder and Chief Nursing Officer of ACCESS Nursing, a Joint Commission-certified health care services agency operating in private and hospital-based offices in New York City, Westchester County, and New Jersey. Read on to learn how Louise started her own business, what makes her tick, and her best advice for women in the industry.