HC-One, the UK’s third largest care home provider has appointed Justin Hutchens as its new chief executive officer.
Hutchens has spent his 23-year career in the healthcare sector in the United States and will be joining HC-One on 1st June 2017 from HCP Inc. where he was president. He will begin a handover process with current chairman and ceo, Dr Chai Patel which will conclude on the 30th September 2017. Dr Patel, who founded HC-One in 2011, will thereafter continue as HC-One Chairman.
Justin brings to the role 15 years in healthcare operations followed by 8 years in healthcare (REIT) investment. He started his career as a front line carer.
Justin’s appointment completes the succession planning at HC-One. Aged 42, he is to lead HC-One through the next crucial phase from turnaround to transformation.
Dr Chai Patel said: “On behalf of all colleagues at HC-One I am delighted to welcome Justin to the HC-One family. I am excited to be working with someone with such a similar value base and we have appointed in him a person who started his career as a care assistant, only to then rise to the highest levels and become an industry leader.”
Justin Hutchens said: “I am absolutely delighted and excited to be taking up this new role at HC-One. It is an extraordinary business at an extraordinary time for care in the UK. It is an honour to follow in the footsteps of Dr Patel who has led HC-One with tremendous expertise, professionalism and integrity while driving a culture of kindness throughout the organisation. I am looking forward to contributing to a bright future for HC-One.”