Kindred at Home San Luis Obispo welcomes new branch director
–The local San Luis Obispo location of Kindred at Home recently welcomed back to her home state of California, an alumnus of Cal Poly University, Anne Cline, as the new Branch Director.
Cline has been with Kindred at Home in various roles since 2015. Before Kindred at Home, Cline worked in the hospital setting providing care for patients in medical oncology, as well as in assisted living and dementia facilities. Cline started with Kindred at Home as a nurse in the field, caring for seniors in the community. She then transitioned to leadership; first, as a clinical manager, providing oversight for patients and guidance to field clinicians; then as the director of clinical management with responsibility for all clinical care delivery for the Liberty Lake, Washington branch.
In 2019, Cline took on the role of branch director for the Pullman, Washington branch of Kindred at Home. In her time there, she worked to hire, train and retain clinicians and worked with hospitals and physicians to improve communication, make processes more efficient, and better serve seniors in the community. After her time in Pullman, Cline returned to the Liberty Lake branch where she led one of the largest branches in the nation through the pandemic response and its impact on patients and clinicians, in a state where the impact was felt early. With experience as a field clinician, Cline says she understands the unique challenges faced by delivering care in the home and as a former hospital RN, and she appreciates the importance of discharging patients with confidence in the plan for their continued care at home. Cline says she is excited about returning to the Central Coast and looks forward to leading the San Luis Obispo branch of Kindred at Home into the future.
“We take our responsibility to care for our county’s most vulnerable population very seriously and are uniquely qualified to care for our county’s seniors,” said Cline. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to provide them with the healthcare they need, as well as the confidence that their needs are being met while keeping them safe at home. Every day we aim to provide the absolute best patient care and service, and this pandemic only heightens our commitment to that care.”
The San Luis Obispo branch of Kindred at Home has served SLO and Santa Barbara counties for more than 15 years. For more information visit the agency’s website at www.kindredathome.com.