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Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care, CEO, Cindy Lee, announces her resignation after 14 years as CEO. Lee shares, “It has been an honor to work with such a great team and committed leaders. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished during this time together – growing from one office to nine across two states and 11 counties. Our original five employees grew to over 185 and counting. I was born to care for the sick and dying! I’ve discovered it is my passion and one of the greatest joys of my life. It has been an incredible journey thus far; one I have had the privilege of doing with my sons. With that said, I am excited to begin a new journey and carry out the Heart ‘n Home vision as the “school of hospice” with Hospice Navigators, our newest company. My next role will be consulting with other agencies to help strengthen their compliance programs and truly embodying the concept of the school of hospice. Changing the world in a way to impact more at the end of life. Helping others navigate regulations and improve care.”
Lee’s sons Kristopher Stice and Todd Stice will continue to move Heart ‘n Home forward as Co-Presidents, effective April 1, 2018. The three (Cindy, Kris, Todd) remain owners moving forward. Prior to succeeding these roles, the previous 14 years have seen Kristopher Stice as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Todd Stice the Senior Vice President of Finance. Kristopher Stice remarked regarding his forthcoming position change, “Doing right by the patient and providing legendary patient care will continue to be the focus of our team.” Todd also shared, “Cindy Lee will always be the original fire starter of our passion for hospice.”
Lee has chosen Tina M. Tubbs, Heart ‘n Home Senior Vice President of Programs, to accompany her in the new Hospice Navigators venture. With these resignations, Senior Leadership openings will be filled by Adam Stice, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Trenton J. Jenks, PharmD, CGP, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services.