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Meet Emcara’s Health Assessment Director, Roxanne Ranson

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Samantha Garrison


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November 21, 2022


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Roxanne-Ranson

Roxanne Ranson is Emcara Health’s Executive Director of Prospective Assessment Systems. She leads our team of In-Home Health Assessment providers, and we are excited to introduce you to her.

First Thing’s First – tell us what prospective assessment systems means to our members.

For our members, prospective assessments are one-time annual visits with an Emcara Health nurse practitioner. We spend time with them doing a physical exam, reviewing their meds, and going over their whole healthcare picture. Then we create a document that we can share with them and their PCP to ensure they are getting the best care possible.

How did you get into healthcare?

I was the oldest of five kids. I would take walks with my younger sister, and one day asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said she wanted a job where she could make people smile, and that stuck with me.

I started at age 14 as a candy striper in a local nursing home during the summers. I wound up staying at that facility for 27 years of my career. The last seven years, I ran the sub-acute rehab unit. During this time, I worked with a patient who had a broken hip and schizophrenia. He spoke about how his favorite place was the chair in his study. He liked to watch the sunrise from it. Because he lacked family support and had several complications, he was not able to get back home to that chair. I felt like I had failed him, but it inspired me to move into home healthcare, to ensure other patients got to experience the peace that comes with being at home, and to make them smile.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love spending time with my family. I have three grown, successful children and two grandchildren. I love to be outdoors, hiking, or in my Rubicon, getting it as dirty as I can. Going outside, to exercise, to find balance, is so important to good health. I also enjoy going antiquing and treasure hunting.

What do you have to say to patients who are nervous about scheduling their in-home visit?

I’m not there to look at your house, I’m there to spend quality time with you. I’m offering you one hour of my undivided attention, and I want you to tell me your story.

To learn more about Emcara Health, call 1-800-728-0901.


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