Com­mu­nity Hos­pice An­nounces New Board Mem­ber

The Oakdale Leader - - 209 LIVING -

Com­mu­nity Hos­pice, the old­est and largest non­profit hos­pice provider serv­ing the Cen­tral Val­ley since 1979, has an­nounced the se­lec­tion of a new Board mem­ber.

Join­ing the Com­mu­nity Hos­pice Board of Di­rec­tors is Mr. Kurt Robert Wetzel of Oak­dale.

“I am pleased to wel­come Kurt to Com­mu­nity Hos­pice and our Board,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Com­mu­nity Hos­pice Pres­i­dent and CEO. “Kurt brings to Com­mu­nity Hos­pice a wealth of strate­gic de­vel­op­ment and fi­nan­cial man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence; we look for­ward to work­ing to­gether to proac­tively pro­vide com­pas­sion­ate and qual­ity care, ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port to our com­mu­nity.”

The Com­mu­nity Hos­pice Board of Di­rec­tors is com­prised of com­mu­nity vol­un­teers who pro­vide strate­gic over­sight and gov­er­nance to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion to pro­vide com­pas­sion­ate care, ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port to ter­mi­nally ill pa­tients and their fam­i­lies, re­gard­less of abil­ity to pay.

Com­mu­nity Hos­pice is the largest and old­est non­profit hos­pice agency in the Cen­tral Val­ley. Serv­ing the com­mu­nity since 1979, Com­mu­nity Hos­pice has cared for thou­sands of friends and neigh­bors. Care ex­tends to over 2000 pa­tients each year in pri­vate homes, skilled nursing fa­cil­i­ties, re­tire­ment com­mu­ni­ties and at the 16bed in­pa­tient Com­mu­nity Hos­pice Alexan­der Co­hen Hos­pice House. Com­mu­nity Hos­pice also pro­vides be­reave­ment and grief sup­port to any­one in the com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (209) 578-6300 or visit hos­pice­heart.org.

Kurt Robert Wetzel

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