Pennant Group Appoints Barry Smith as Chairman, Brent Guerisoli as Director

by Jeff Shaw

EAGLE, Idaho — The Pennant Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG), the parent company of the Pennant group of affiliated home health, hospice and senior living companies, has appointed Barry Smith as chairman of its board of directors and Brent Guerisoli as a member of its board of directors.

Smith has served on Pennant’s board since 2021. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Magellan Health Inc., the nation’s largest provider of behavioral health services and a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management services, from 2013 to 2019. He was also chairman, president and CEO of VistaCare, a national hospice provider, from 1996 to 2002.

Smith succeeds Daniel Walker, who has served as Pennant’s chairman since its inception as an independent public company in 2019. In 2022, Walker stepped down from his role as CEO of the company in consideration of his family circumstances, to pursue charitable causes.

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