There are more than 18 million health care 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.
Home care 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 Home Care’ is a series of feature articles designed to celebrate women who bring strength, passion, and creativity to their roles in the home care industry.
We recently spoke with Mitze Amoroso, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ArchCare. As the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York, ArchCare’s mission is to foster and provide faith-based holistic care for elderly individuals who may be unable to fully care for themselves. In this article, Mitze shares how she rises to the challenge of being a woman in a male-dominated space, what ArchCare is doing to combat the spread of COVID-19, and why no one should fear technology.