Leadership

Rick Hartwig

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Hartwig drives CareAll Home Health Care with experience gained from thirty-plus years in a variety of health care settings.  Prior to CareAll, Rick was Regional Operations Director for four years with DaVita, Orlando, Florida, one of the nation’s largest kidney dialysis providers.  Rick’s direct home health expertise comes from seven years as Vice President at Gentiva Health Services, the largest provider of home health care, hospice and related services in the United States.  Also, for eleven years, Rick served in vice presidential roles in two hospital and health systems in California and Texas.

In addition to Rick’s diverse health care management experience, he has published articles in Journal of Family Practice, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation.

For nearly thirty years, the CareAll goal has been to provide comfort, compassionate care, and dignity to patients and their families.  Under the guidance of the CareAll Home Health Care board of directors, Rick supports the company mission and the commitment to the highest clinical and ethical standards. Rick’s background in managed care, physician relations, and operations management are instrumental and integral to the next phase in the growth of CareAll Home Health Care.

Rick is originally from the state of Washington.  His undergraduate degree is from Northwest Nazarene University, and his master’s degree in Exercise Science is from the University of Washington.

Lynn Forte Gottke

Controller, Certified Public Accountant

A passion for partnering with others to make a difference for CareAll employees and patients is what drives Lynn Gottke. Lynn brings a well-rounded career in healthcare financial management to the senior management team at CareAll.

Lynn’s multi-year healthcare career has been focused in Tennessee, primarily, including Director of Accounting for Renal Advantage/National Renal in Franklin, Controller for Auxi Health Home Care in Brentwood,  Regional Controller with Gambro (renal dialysis) in Brentwood, Controller/CFO for Saint Thomas/Baptist Home Care in Nashville, Controller for Overlook Center (community mental health) in Knoxville, Accountant with St. Mary’s Medical Center also in Knoxville, Medicare Auditor for Blue Cross of Tennessee in Nashville, and in Florida, Senior Accountant with St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa.

Responsibilities with CareAll Home Health Care include financial statement oversight and review, cash management, accounts receivable and collections management and oversight. Lynn also oversees management and oversight of accounting, risk and insurance, payor contracting, and contract review.

Lynn is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with B.S. in Accounting. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, a large extended family and friends, football and basketball games, concerts, travel, exercise, and supporting various charities.

Randy Forrest

Government Relations Officer

Randy Forrest’s diverse responsibilities with CareAll are focused on his commitment to creating and implementing policies and procedures to achieve outstanding levels of compliance. Randy does so through collaboration and an ever-present sense of optimism and vision.

Randy began his healthcare career in 1979 as a financial auditor with the fiscal intermediary known now as Riverbend GBA, where he was responsible for managing financial audits for hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, chain operations, and off-shore captive insurance companies.

After a number of years with a large hospital chain where he had Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement reporting responsibilities, Randy entered the home health industry in 1992 as a CFO.

In 1994, he founded a healthcare consulting company with the goal of providing accounting, cost reporting, federal and state reimbursement negotiation, and fund recapture services. In 2005, he co-founded a home health billing and consulting company and this experience continued to fuel his passion for the home health industry and its mission to provide quality healthcare to our nation’s senior citizens.

His broad base of experience helps him strike a healthy balance in advising clients to maximize financial results in their operations while doing so in an environment of compliance with federal, state and insurance company regulations.

A dedicated family man, Randy thoroughly enjoys his time with his grandchildren.