STUART, Fla. (June 14, 2019) – Treasure Coast Hospice will welcome a new Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Jackie Kendrick, on July 1 to lead the organization’s comprehensive hospice care and grief support services in Martin and St. Lucie counties.
Ms. Kendrick is currently the Executive Director of HPH Hospice in Pasco County. HPH is part of the Chapters Health System, which provides end-of-life care to residents in seven counties on the west coast of Florida. She began her career at Legacy Hospice in Tyler, Texas and then served as the Executive Director at Heart to Heart Hospice in Lufkin, Texas. Under her leadership, the start-up organization developed into the largest hospice in the area. Ms. Kendrick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and is certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator.
“Our Search Committee did an exhaustive review of candidates for the CEO position,” said Scott A. Roads, Chairman of the Board. “We were determined to find someone who puts patient care as the top priority, has compassion and enthusiasm for our non-profit mission, and demonstrates the level of strategic thinking that will allow Treasure Coast Hospice to continue as the premier provider of end-of-life care on the Treasure Coast. The committee was unanimous in choosing Jackie as the person best suited to lead our organization into the future.”
Ms. Kendrick will be responsible for an organization that cares for more than 3,000 patients a year, a staff of 282, a volunteer force of more than 350, inpatient care at locations in both Martin and St. Lucie counties, grief support services, specialized pediatric care and educational programs as well as a Foundation that receives support from donors throughout the Treasure Coast. Treasure Coast Hospice was the first hospice provider in the area, incorporating as a community non-profit provider in 1982.
For more information about Treasure Coast Hospice, visit www.treasurehealth.org.
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Jackie Kendrick photo available here: https://treasurehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Jackie-Kendrick.jpg