Founded in July of 2016, Care Partners was a career-long vision of Randy Platt and Rodney Burris, two healthcare leaders looking to turn their personal stories of caregiving and love into a completely different approach. Their professional philosophy focuses on compassion and love and is built on a foundation of skilled associates with true expertise delivering exceptional care.
For Randy, caring for people was simply meant to be. He was raised by parents who welcomed and cared for both his grandparents and great aunt in their family home throughout most of his first 15 years of life. Randy watched the compassion, love, and deep care his mother provided for those family members as they aged, and he recognized the sacrifices his father made to lovingly open his home and support what he believed was right, “Take care of those who mean the most to you.” Randy never forgot those words, and the impression his parents gave him has guided his professional and personal life ever since.
The foundation of Rodney’s experience was formed at an early age. He spent many years of his life experiencing care – firsthand – as a patient. Rodney has had more than 14 surgical interventions, and each surgery, hospital stay, and discharge left a unique impression on him. The memory of those experiences influences him to this day, and he’s committed to creating a caregiving experience filled with love, trust and skill. While not all his experiences were positive, most of them revealed the truly human side of physicians, nurses, and support staff, who treated him as a person and not just a medical records number. It is that experience that inspires Rodney so very deeply today.
Randy’s and Rodney’s collective journeys span more than 50 years in healthcare services and leadership. Their experience ranges from acute hospital management and physician practice management to skilled intermittent home health, hospice and more, and their expertise has been recognized on a national scale. With a passion for service, Randy and Rodney serve as advisors, consultants, and board members for several distinguished community organizations and universities.
Today, Care Partners has evolved as a unique model focused on what’s best for the patient and family, while directly impacting the cost of care for health systems, government and commercial insurance payors.
It is common to recite the company’s Mission, Vision and Values, but those of us at Care Partners simply want to say thank you for taking time to research who we are and what we stand for. We would be honored to speak with you or your loved-ones to learn more about how we can uniquely provide the right care for you.