Norwich, CT: Center for Hospice Care recently announced that Dianne Welch, RN, MSN has been appointed Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Clinical Officer. Welch will oversee the clinical portion of the agency which includes nursing, counseling services, clinical outreach, quality/compliance and volunteer services. Welch comes to us with years of experience in hospice and palliative care, most recently as Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut. Welch will be part of the Senior Management Team and will report directly to Carol Mahier, President and CEO of Center for Hospice Care.
Welch received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College in Providence.
“I’m so pleased to have joined such a wonderful team at Center for Hospice Care,” said Welch, “I am looking forward to working with such an experienced and professional staff to help our patients and their families understand their options and make good choices in the care they receive. Our goal is to continue to provide quality end of life care for the patient and effective support for their family and caregivers,” said Welch
“We are thrilled to have Dianne join and lead our Clinical Team,” said Mahier. “Dianne has well over 25 years experience in nursing, operations and management and will play an essential role in our entire clinical process. She truly embodies our commitment to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” said Mahier.
About Center for Hospice Care
Since our founding in 1985, Center for Hospice Care has served more than 12,500 patients. We are the largest hospice in Eastern Connecticut and the only community based nonprofit hospice. We are also the only provider that delivers all the care and services needed by patients and their families including extended group/individual bereavement counseling to anyone who needs it, free of charge. We offer many unique programs, including Expressive Arts, We Honor Veterans, and Sentimental Journeys. Our staff is the most qualified and experienced in the field and is augmented by more than 150 specially trained volunteers who provide companionship to our patients and respite to their families.
Posted on July 03, 2017