Cindy Longanacre is a co-founder of Physician Housecalls, a company that provides home-based primary care services to homebound patients. Today, it is the state’s largest provider of in-home physician care. Previously, Ms. Longanacre helped found and grow Ross Health Care, a home care company serving central and western Oklahoma. At the time of its sale in September 2017, Ross Health Care was one of the largest home care companies in the state.
Ms. Longanacre has over 25 years of nursing experience as a registered nurse and Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse. She began her nursing career on a hospital oncology unit and made the natural transition to hospice care two years later, a career choice that developed into a life-long passion for the field. Prior to leaving her hospital position, she was recognized as the Nurse of the Year, after less than two years in the field of nursing. Although she was never too far removed from direct patient care and often assisted nurses in the field, most of her nursing career has been in an administrative position. Through the years she spent in hospice care, she traveled the country extensively, conducting full-day seminars on end-of-life care and co-authored the book, Hospice a Labor of Love.
She was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Funeral Board in 2012, serving as past vice president and currently as president of the board. The board provides regulatory oversight for funeral directors and funeral homes in Oklahoma.
Ms. Longanacre has been married for 40 years to her husband, Kelly, who owns a large farming/ranching operation in partnership with their son, Josh. Kelly and Josh are third- and fourth-generation farmers. Ms. Longacre and Kelly also have a daughter, Kelsey, who works in the arts in the Oklahoma City area and are the proud grandparents of twin grandsons, Colby and Clint.