“I want to continually be a vanguard for Prospero, focusing on the area of my expertise”
Boston, Mass. – Prospero Health recently named Dwight Davis, president of Senior Helpers of Southern New Hampshire, to its National Advisory Council. Prospero co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Wenners, made the announcement.
Prospero’s National Advisory Council is comprised of various health care leaders who offer the company expertise and guidance in the field of home-based care and support. Davis joins the Council amid a successful run leading Senior Helpers, which enlists Licensed Nursing Assistants who provide in-home care and who are licensed to work with anyone 18+ on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Based in Boston and currently serving patients in nine states, Prospero utilizes comprehensive care teams of doctors, nurses, social workers, and coordinators to provide compassionate care and support for those facing serious illness.
“While searching for the appropriate balance of input for myself and Prospero’s clinical leadership, I was struck by the patient-first approach of Dwight and Senior Helpers,” Wenners said. “Dwight and his team take the time to immerse themselves in the challenges faced by the people Senior Helpers serve. That type of approach mirrors how we strive to conduct ourselves in the field and Dwight’s leadership in this area, as well as many other areas, will serve us well as we continue to expand.”
“I am so excited to partner with Prospero,” said Davis. “The way Prospero provides services will set them apart and I look at them as disruptors. I have had several meetings with Doug and he said what has impressed him about Senior Helpers is that we take into consideration what the client needs and wants. I see Prospero operating in the same manner – everything they do is patient-centric.
“By the time Doug and Dr. [Dave] Moen [President, Prospero Health Partners] invited me to join the Council I had taken the time to review what Prospero was trying to do, and I knew from my experience in this field that their possibilities were limitless. I want to continually be a vanguard for Prospero, focusing on the area of my expertise. There is a huge gap with patients that result in them being admitted or readmitted to hospitals. We all recognize that gap exists and are working to provide services to close it.”
The in-home care provided by Senior Helpers offers tailored services ranging from companion care for people who need daily assistance to in-depth specialized care for those facing complex conditions. Since Davis and his wife, Gayle, who serves as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, established Senior Helpers of Southern New Hampshire in 2014, Davis received the New Hampshire Business Review’s ‘Business Excellence Award in Healthcare’ (2018), was named one of New Hampshire’s 200 Most prospero-health.com Influential Business Leaders (2019) by the NHBR, and he has positioned Senior Helpers as a thought leader and community resource.
In 2019, Davis and Senior Helpers brought Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and dementia care, to New Hampshire to speak before 565 attendees representing 69 healthcare organizations from six states. Additionally, Senior Helpers has been active supporting community health and safety organizations during the pandemic by providing Personal Protective Equipment when shortages occurred.
“Dwight is a difference-maker,” noted Wenners, “He’s a relative newcomer to health care but you wouldn’t know it. His passion and determination for those in Senior Helpers’ care is inspiring.”
Prior to Senior Helpers, Davis was best known for his career as a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. After starring collegiately for his hometown University of Houston, Davis was selected third overall in the 1972 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Davis played five NBA seasons, with Cleveland and Golden State. He is the past Chair, and past Vice Chair, of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, and remains an active member of that organization.
About Prospero Health
Prospero Health is a team-based home health care company providing compassionate care and support for a growing population of people living with serious health conditions. Prospero’s multi-disciplinary care teams of doctors, nurses and social workers are specially trained to address complex medical needs, providing face-to-face and virtual telemedicine care in the home at scheduled appointments and anytime unexpected needs arise. Founded in 2019, Prospero currently serves patient communities in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Alabama. For more information, please visit www.prospero-health.com.
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