Community Healthcare of Texas Announces New Chair of Board of Directors

FORT WORTH, TX, January 11, 2022 – Community Healthcare of Texas, the Fort Worth-headquartered not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider, announces the recent appointment of Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger as the Chair of its Board of Directors.

Rabbi Mecklenburger first served on the Board of Directors in 2013 for six years and was re-elected in 2021. He has served on the Executive, Finance, and Development Committees during his board tenure.

After 32 years, in 2016, Rabbi Mecklenburger retired as Senior Rabbi of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth. He currently serves as Rabbi Emeritus. He has received numerous honors over his nearly four decades of service to the community, including Fort Worth’s Multicultural Alliance presenting him with its annual award for his interfaith and interethnic work in 2011.

“It is an honor to welcome Rabbi Mecklenburger as our new Board Chair.  He is a respected voice in our organization, and throughout the communities we serve,” said Viki Jingle, CEO for Community Healthcare of Texas. “His guidance and leadership come at the perfect time as we navigate the changes we expect to see for hospice and healthcare over the next few years. I look forward to working closely with him as we compassionately care for our patients and their families.”

About Community Healthcare of Texas

As the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in Texas, Community Healthcare of Texas has provided compassionate end-of-life care services for adult and pediatric patients and their families since 1996. With six office locations and three inpatient hospice facilities, Community Healthcare of Texas serves 25 counties in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco areas. Please visit to learn more about Community Healthcare of Texas.   

For more information, please contact Deidrea Laux at or (817) 929-9135.



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