Our CEO Dr Gabrielle Silver is one of only two healthcare services leaders in the UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders
We’re pleased to announce that our CEO Dr Gabrielle Silver has been named as one of thirteen women and one of two healthcare services professionals in LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2020. Now in its third year and featuring more than 350 individual nominations from across a spectrum of industries, the programme celebrates the inspiring leaders behind some of the UK’s most successful and fast-growing medium-sized firms.
A doctor by background Gabrielle left clinical practice to work for in the pharmaceutical sector. Since then, she has worked at a series of organisations, all of which help to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients.
‘The last business I ran was integrated into a large organisation, and I knew I wanted to be part of a smaller company again. I like the small business environment, pulling together a strong team and taking absolute responsibility for outcomes. When I joined CHS, I wanted to wrap my arms around the organisation. I just knew I could help the business evolve’.
Since joining CHS Healthcare as chief executive in January 2019, Gabrielle has worked to grow and develop CHS Healthcare into the leading provider of hospital discharge services and Continuing Healthcare.
‘What’s unique about CHS is that we are an independent arbiter: we explain all the options to families and patients and know about each care provider. The reality is nurses aren’t trained to help families choose care providers – that isn’t their job. We get people the right care by working in partnership with the NHS, local authorities, care providers as well as patients and their families.
2020 and Covid-19 has bought unexpected challenges for the health sector and consequently for CHS.
“I don’t think any of us could have predicted this pandemic let alone it’s impact on health and care but the way the CHS team has adapted to the challenges over the last months has been beyond impressive. We moved our teams out of hospitals, where we worked alongside discharge teams, and developed a remote methodology for assessments and enabled by our software products. This meant we could effectively support our colleagues and importantly, many patients and families over the initial Covid-19 phase. As we move into winter, new discharge pathways are being developed utilising community-based care in a more effective way. We are developing these intermediate care settings, building stronger relationships across providers and the NHS, as well as continuing to provide dedicated support for patients and their families.
We know winter 2020 is going to be like no other. I am proud to be leading CHS Healthcare and the amazing team who really do make a difference to wellbeing and outcomes for patients every day.’
To learn more about this year’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme, visit: https://bit.ly/2HE8SL7