BAYADA Home Health Care and Community Care Center of the Northeast, a nonprofit that helps the elderly poor and persons with disabilities age safely in their homes, announced a partnership designed to continue CCNE’s mission-focused services while expanding BAYADA’s multi-specialty home health services to offer high-quality, in-home care to individuals in need.
CCNE will operate as an independent organization and retain its name, brand and office space while tapping into BAYADA’s operational expertise. All CCNE staff will become BAYADA employees, gaining access to BAYADA’s network of more than 28,000 caregivers across 360 offices in 23 states and internationally, and an internal support infrastructure that includes comprehensive educational opportunities, clinical supervision, workflow technologies and recognition programs.
Mark Baiada’s unprecedented decision—turning his billion-dollar company into a nonprofit instead of keeping it in the family or selling it—caught the attention of CCNE’s founder and director of nursing, Jean E. Langenbach, RN, BSN, who was approaching retirement and had a similar hope for her organization.
“I established CCNE 35 years ago with the ultimate goal that our mission to help underserved populations in the community would continue long after I was gone,” said Jean Langenbach, CCNE’s founder and director of nursing. “Watching Mark Baiada build his lasting legacy around BAYADA’s incredible mission and vision made me feel confident in partnering with an organization that is as dedicated to its employees and its clients as I have been through my career. It will allow me to live out my lasting legacy.” ••