He joined CVN in November 2002 and has served as a director on the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation Board and the VNA Alliance Board and was an ex-officio member on both the Good Samaritan Hospice and Concordia Visiting Nurses Boards.
“We have grown tremendously over the last 12+ years and I have truly enjoyed the camaraderie of the staff,” Giallombardo reflects.
During his tenure, Concordia acquired Good Samaritan Hospice in 2004 and Concordia Medical Equipment in 2007. In 2008, VNA Alliance was formed through a partnership with St Paul Homes in Greenville and Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville. Meadville Medical Center joined the partnership in 2009 and Grove City Hospital was added in 2012 to further serve northwest PA. Good Samaritan Hospice affiliated with Heritage Valley Health System in 2010 and in 2013 opened a 10-bed inpatient unit at Medical Center Beaver.
According to Giallombardo, the past growth of Concordia’s home and community services has been significant but, being involved in creating such a great basis for the future growth of Concordia Visiting Nurses and Good Samaritan Hospice was especially important to him. “Services now provided at the inpatient hospice units at the Concordia campus and in the community were just part of a dream when I started here at Concordia,” he noted. “Now they are readily available, state-of-the-art facilities that truly encompass the Concordia mission of quality care.”
He admits that his early career path was to be a veterinarian but he couldn’t afford the lengthy education. “I guess some of the same skills used in finance are similar to diagnosing what may be causing an animal to be ill. Obviously they can’t tell you what is wrong so you need to be extremely analytical,” he said. And that’s an area of finance where he has excelled.
He plans to golf and spend time with his grandson, Liam. “For the most part, each day of the last 44 years I have been regimented to getting done what I needed to do either at work or home. I look forward to no time frames, no specific demands, and no deadlines!” he laughs.
“Bill has been an integral part of CVN’s growth. In fact, I refer to him as a pioneer with our organization,” said Trettel. His professionalism as CFO has helped move Concordia Visiting Nurses as a strong service line within Concordia Lutheran Ministries.”
For well over a decade, Concordia Visiting Nurses has provided high-quality skilled nursing and a variety of therapy services to people in the communities we serve. Concordia Visiting Nurses is part of the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family of services. Our goal is to deliver quality home health services to those who entrust themselves to our care - and to minister to the unique needs of each individual with respect, dignity and compassion. Our services include:
• Skilled Nursing Care
• Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
• Social Workers
• Palliative Care
• TeleHealth Technology and Health Monitoring Equipment
• Disease Management and Specialty Services
• Family Education
• Private Duty Care