Get to Know Our Iowa Home Health Care Leaders
Kathy Gabel, RN, Owner
Kathy is a registered nurse, corporate marketing consultant, healthcare entrepreneur and owner and president of Advanced Home Health Care.
According to Kathy, “Healthcare has changed every day since I began as a nurse in 1984. Services are difficult to navigate if you are not someone who knows the system.” Kathy purchased Advanced Home Health Care with the mission of providing customer-focused Iowa home health care and in-home care services that help clients navigate care options and preserve autonomy and independence in Southeast Iowa.
Kathy’s 30 plus years in nursing, health care and business give her a unique ability to respond to the market and assist those who are searching for the right care for themselves or a loved one. Kathy has also helped Advanced Home Health Care obtain a well-respected relationship with other health care providers in Burlington, Iowa, and the counties of Des Moines, Lee, Henry, Louisa and Van Buren.
Kathy’s passion for serving people is evident in her work and community involvement. She is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Keokuk Rotary Club and a Senior Advisor and sponsor of Greater Keokuk Young Professionals. Kathy is active in the Keokuk Economic Development Corporation and was elected President in June of 2015. She accompanied the Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce’s delegation to Washington, DC to lobby on behalf of southeast Iowa.
Kathy, along with her husband and business confidant Steve, continues to work on solutions for the ever-changing health care market. Knowing that people want to get better and stay healthy in the most comforting atmosphere keeps Kathy and her team passionate about providing quality home health care services to their community.
Leah Galvin, Administrator/Chief Executive Officer
Leah brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the health care and business industries to her work with Advanced Home Health Care. Leah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iowa State University and has an extensive professional history within Iowa’s aging care industry.
Over 20 years ago, Leah discovered her passion and advocacy for seniors while working for a skilled nursing facility in Burlington. She went on to work at Southeast Iowa Area Agency, coordinating services for the frail and elderly by working closely with home and community service providers. She became involved in assisting living communities, managing the daily operations, new building construction and establishing new policies.
In 2012, she ventured into home health at Advanced Home Health Care. As Administrator and COO, Leah oversees our business operations and credits the agency’s growth and outstanding quality care to the experienced, customer-focused and compassionate staff. Leah explains, “Our staff is the key to our success. We have the same vision and desire to help people. Our goal is to tailor our services for each individual client so they can be as independent as possible in the comfort of their own home.”
Leah is an active board member of the Iowa Health Care Association and is also very involved in the local community through the Rotary Club, King’s Daughters, and the Great Burlington Partnership and the YMCA. She enjoys spending time vacationing with her husband Tom and their two daughters, Bailey and Lauren.
Want to learn more about our Iowa home health care leaders, our care team and our home health care services? Contact us today to learn more about our Keokuk, Fort Madison, Mediapolis, Mt. Pleasant, and Burlington elder care, as well as the communities we serve!