Ralph Fern, founder and partner of Homewatch CareGivers of Phoenix was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the 2018 Healthcare Heroes. Ralph’s work in founding the Safe Home Care Coalition earned him the distinction as a Healthcare Hero within our community in the area of Education.
Ralph's work has been recognized within the non‐medical home care industry and by many healthcare organizations that refer to this industry as being vital to improving the lives and safety for the elderly and disabled. As a result, many healthcare organizations use the SHCC's guidelines as the means by which to discriminate those who follow best practices and those who do not. The SHCC and the work that Ralph has done to establish this coalition impacts the safety of the infirmed, elderly, and disabled. It is a hidden population that often cannot get out and cannot advocate for their best interests. Ralph has provided them that voice.