Nationally-recognized expert joins healthcare growth services firm to support market demand for health at home expertise
BALTIMORE – December 14, 2021 – Canton & Company, a leading healthcare growth and strategic services firm, today announced that Sharon Harder has joined its ranks as Vice President, Home and Community-based Care. Recognized across the industry for her work with home health and hospice, Harder will apply her more than 30 years of experience as a leader in the Canton & Company’s home health and community-based care practice.
“With the explosive growth in the ‘health@home’ space, clients desperately need access to credible experts to help them navigate what can be murky waters in a rapidly evolving environment,” said Don McDaniel, CEO for Canton & Company. “Sharon’s incredible knowledge adds another dimension to our current team and really expands our ability to address critical and often-nuanced aspects of home health like compliance and revenue cycle management.”
Harder has served in executive leadership positions in several large, multi-state Medicare-certified home health organizations. As an advisor, she has helped hundreds of home health, hospice, and long-term care providers with process redesign, performance improvement, compliance reviews, due diligence, financial and operational reporting, and technology optimization.
“Sharon’s expertise is a perfect complement to Canton’s broader Health@ strategy and solutions,” said Brent T. Feorene, EVP and General Manager, Health@. “Market demands for more health solutions outside of the traditional physician practice and hospital settings are putting big demands on care providers to adapt how and where they deliver care. Combining our existing leadership in home-based and community-based care with Sharon’s depth in hospice and home health agencies creates a powerful combination that will benefit our clients significantly.”
“I am delighted to be joining such an elite group of leaders,” said Harder. “Having the opportunity to partner with a team passionate about advancing health@home and helping home health-oriented organizations succeed and thrive is really exciting.”
Harder’s career includes her role as President of C3 Advisors, a prominent home health and hospice advisory firm, Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Vice President of Finance for Consolidated Catholic Health Care, Senior Vice President of Operations for Pediatric Health Choice (fka Child Health Systems), and Senior Vice President of Help at Home, Inc.
She has also authored multiple articles and white papers on the subject of home health and hospice and has spoken extensively topics of critical importance to these providers. She recently authored a book due to be published on Face to Face Answers as a reference guide for home health and hospice leaders.
Harder received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.