Meet Our Owners

We believe that life should not only be lived, but celebrated: Read more about Home Health Care and Hospice Care Rhode Island.
Michael Bigney

Michael Bigney

Co-Owner & Administrator

Michael Bigney, Administrator and co-owner of Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement earned in 1983 a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Boston University, a program recognized by Bloomberg Business Week, Business Insider, and U.S. News & World Report.

Michael grew up watching his mother, Marcia Bigney and Maria Barros develop Nursing Placement into a thriving Home Health Care and Hospice Care agency and assumed ownership and Administrator responsibilities upon Marcia’s retirement.

Today, Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement, formerly Nursing Placement, provides quality care and services to nearly 1,000 clients throughout Rhode Island under Michael’s direction, vision, and business acumen.

Maria Barros, RN, BSN, CCM

Maria Barros, RN, BSN, CCM

Co-Owner & President - Emeritus

Maria Fatima Barros, RN, BSN, CCM, earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Rhode Island College. Founded in 1976 along with Marcia Bigney, Maria has directed all aspects of clinical services, including a Hospice division since its inception.

Since earning her degree in RIC’s nationally recognized nursing program, Maria has been and continues to be a champion of cultural diversity and sensitivity for delivering care to people, which became the cornerstone of Nursing Placement’s success over the past 40 years.

Today, Maria focuses much of her time and attention working on myriad health care committees with the goal of educating health care organizations, insurance companies, and the community at large about the important roles Home Health Care and Hospice Care play within the health care continuum. What is the health care continuum? Learn more about our Continuum of Care: One call for all your home care and hospice care needs.

How can Nursing Placement help? One Place for all your home care Needs.

Locally-owned & trusted by Rhode Islanders since 1976, just one call connects you with RI’s most comprehensive home health care providers. For services ranging from Recovery Care and Rehabilitation to Supportive Care and Hospice, we’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.