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Bob Franko’s road to President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana has been paved with professional excellence in healthcare and pinnacled with a very personal experience with hospice care. Before joining VNA of NWI in January this year, Franko a Northwest Indiana native, was Vice President for Development and Marketing for Porter-Starke Services, where he worked from 1996 to 2010. He also served as Marketing Vice President and National Training Coordinator for Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tenn., for six years. Franko earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Purdue University. In this edition of Leadership Life, Franko shares how the experience of seeing his father through hospice care helped solidify the importance of the hospice mission for him, and how not-for-profits in the healthcare world must find that healthy balance of business and mission-minded leaders.
LEADERSHIP LIFE | BOB FRANKO | WORKING TO SERVE
Bob Franko, President and CEO at VNA of NWI, discusses the unique abilities it takes to lead an organization and team of employees whose mission is to provide comfort and care.
LEADERSHIP LIFE | BOB FRANKO | HOSPICE CARE: A PERSONAL STORY
Bob Franko, President and CEO at VNA of NWI, discusses his personal experience with the VNA of NWI and the high quality of care they give.
LEADERSHIP LIFE | BOB FRANKO | LEADERSHIP IN A COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
Bob Franko, President and CEO at VNA of NWI, discusses the lessons he's learned from former leaders and how he uses those lessons to help the VNA of NWI offer the highest quality of services to the community.