Jackie Kendrick has been hired by Treasure Coast Hospice to lead the comprehensive hospice care and grief support service agency in Martin and St. Lucie counties as chief executive officer. She started July 1.
Kendrick most recently was 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.
Kendrick 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.
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 of Treasure Coast Hospice. “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."
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