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Community Hospice designated one of the Best Places to Work: Central Valley for the Fourth Year in a Row

March 19, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Kristin Mostowski | Director of Public Relations, Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

 

Community Hospice Designated one of the Best Places to Work: Central Valley for the Fourth Year in a Row

MODESTO, CA (March 19, 2020) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider in the Central Valley, was recognized on March 18, 2020 by Opportunity Stanislaus and named alongside twelve other community organizations as one of the Best Places to Work in the Central Valley.

 

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is in its fourth year of program participation. “The organizations selected for this designation are leaders in their field without exception,” said David White, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Stanislaus. “Their cultures and emphasis on employee satisfaction are evident in their employee response and evidence shows prospective employees will look favorably on these rankings as they search for their next position.”

 

“Community Hospice is very honored to have been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in the Central Valley for four consecutive years,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO of Community Hospice. “Our employees are essential to our organization and our community at large. It is only because of our dedicated staff that Community Hospice is able to provide compassionate and quality care to our community members in their time of need. Our employee satisfaction is very important to us and we feel it’s crucial that we encourage a safe and healthy work environment where our employees are able to feel valued and grow. We are beyond grateful for our Community Hospice family members that help us achieve our mission.”

 

All companies that participated in the 2020 Best Places to Work: Central Valley program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

 

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is brought to you by Opportunity Stanislaus. For more information on Best Places to Work: Central Valley visit www.bestplacestoworkcentralvalley.com

 

About Community Hospice

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 offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and at the sixteen-bed Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information please call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

March 2, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

 

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

 

MODESTO, Calif. (March 2, 2020) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, is pleased to announce a new board member.

 

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Mr. Eugene A. “Gino” Patrizio, JD, MHA. “It is a great pleasure to welcome Mr. Gino Patrizio to our Community Hospice Board and family,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “Mr. Patrizio brings to Community Hospice years of healthcare organizational leadership experience. We look forward to working together to proactively provide quality care and compassionate support to our community.”

 

Mr. Patrizio is the Chief Executive Officer for Sutter’s Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with extensive background in civil law, strategic planning, operations and financial oversight.

 

“Community Hospice means so much to the Central Valley. They provide comfort and care to loved ones at some of their most vulnerable moments,” said Patrizio. “It’s a very special opportunity to help support their work, which helps strengthen our overall community fabric.”

 

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.

 

About Community Hospice

Community Hospice is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

 

Community Hospice Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

February 14, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

 

Community Hospice Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Community Hospice Welcomes CFO, Lenny R. Verser, JR., J.D., CPA

 

Modesto (February 11, 2020) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency serving the Central Valley, announced the appointment of Lenny R. Verser, Jr., J.D, CPA, as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Verser joined Community Hospice on February 10, 2020 in his new role.

 

Mr. Verser joins Community Hospice with more than 20 years’ professional experience in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Verser brings a wealth of specialist knowledge in corporate and nonprofit to the CFO role. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Therapeutic Solutions, in Chico, CA. He has also held other senior positions in the past and has been instrumental in enhancing productivity levels, reducing costs, introducing process improvements, technology solutions and performance management.

 

“We are pleased that Mr. Verser has chosen to join our Community Hospice family,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO of Community Hospice. “We are confident that he will lead and execute strategies that continue to improve our financial performance, maintain our mission and help position Community Hospice for a bright future. We are proud to welcome him into this position and feel he is the right choice for our organization.”

 

Mr. Verser stated, “I look forward to joining the Community Hospice Leadership team and leading their financial operations to contribute to the success of the organization and the fulfillment of their mission.”

 

Mr. Verser attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. He received his Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. He is licensed a Certified Public Accountant and Member of the California State Bar.

 

About Community Hospice

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 offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and at the sixteen-bed Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information please call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

January 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Kristin Mostowski, Director of Public Relations | Community Hospice | Kristin.Mostowski@hospiceheart.org | 209.578.6301

Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

MODESTO, CA (January 13, 2020) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, is pleased to announce a new board member.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Ms. Fatima Seward. “I am pleased to welcome Fatima to our Community Hospice Board and family,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “Fatima brings to Community Hospice years of community relations and leadership experience. We look forward to working together to proactively provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to our community.”

Fatima Seward is the Senior Relationship Manager for BAC Community Bank. She has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry with extensive background in all aspects of service and operations.

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.

About Community Hospice

Community Hospice is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information please call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

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