We looked everywhere but could find only one bit of information about the passing of our friend Rich Chesney, in a publication called Jewish Exponent.
Richard Chesney passed away May 24, 2018. Devoted and beloved husband of Susan (nee Berger); Loving father of Gregg (Taylor) and Michael (Danielle); Adoring grandfather of Ilan, Sloane and Ethan; Dear brother of Mark; Cherished son of the late James and Mildred (nee Michnoff). Rich was a pioneer in the home healthcare industry, the owner/president of Healthcare Market Resources and a proud graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Business. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association.
Rich was a good friend of Home Care Technology Report, frequently allowing us to republish his insightful articles. (Click here for an example of his wisdom as he explained the Dual Eligibles problem in 2014).
We close with Rich's words about his mission to the industry:
Healthcare Market Resources was founded to address a fundamental business need in the healthcare provider industry: the need to make market-related decisions based on reliable market data, rather than perceptions. This is the inspiration behind our entire product line.
When I became involved in the healthcare industry more than 20 years ago, I was struck by the dearth of informational resources about the market. I had previously spent a number of years with Fortune 100 companies in strategic planning and marketing. These companies spent considerable time, money and effort on obtaining and analyzing market data to identify the most profitable market segments for their brands, and they made consistently excellent decisions. Bringing this experience, along with an MBA from MIT, into healthcare, I learned that home care and healthcare provider organizations needed market data to support their strategic planning, benchmarking and sales strategies.
Farewell, my friend. You will be missed by many.