Personnenl note: Kyle Simon name gov’t affairs assoc. director for BAYADA Home Health Care Florida

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Kyle Simon, former head of government affairs for the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF), was named associate director of government affairs for BAYADA Home Health Care in Florida.

“Kyle has been a passionate advocate for those patients who have no voice and is well respected by legislators and regulators across the state of Florida,” said David J. Totaro, BAYADA Chief Government Affairs Officer. “It is an honor to have him on our team, where he will use his experience and knowledge to help ensure ease of access to home health care services to the people of Florida.”

As a member of the HCAF government affairs committee, Simon worked with Florida government officials, legislators, regulators and managed care organizations on issues relating to home health care services. Simon also managed communications, policy analysis and development, in addition to grassroots advocacy initiatives for the home health care industry.

A staff member for three members of Congress, Simon was involved in various political campaigns, including gubernatorial races in both Florida and Delaware, the 2008 presidential campaign and the 2010 Florida attorney general race.

Since 1975, Philadelphia-based BAYADA Home Health Care is a company providing nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to a variety of individuals.

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