Meet VP of Hospice Operations – Parrish Horton

This month Parrish Horton was named Vice President of Hospice Operations at Community Healthcare of Texas. While this may be a new role for Parrish, she has been a dedicated member of the Community Healthcare of Texas team for ten years. We recently sat down with Parrish to learn more about her new role, her advice for families, and her thoughts on the future of hospice.

How long have you worked in healthcare?

I have worked in healthcare off and on for many years and have been a registered nurse for 12 years. I started in hospice ten years ago this month.

Talk about your new role as Vice President of Hospice Operations.

As the VP of hospice operations, I am responsible for operations in all five of our sites. It is my role to evaluate the need for changes and to provide oversight in the execution of those changes throughout the organization by supporting our Senior Directors as well as our triage and intake departments.

How have you seen hospice evolve over the years?

In the last ten years, I have seen many changes in how hospice is delivered. The rules and regulations are ever-changing, which could make it more difficult for hospices to provide what they once did for patients. I am grateful that at Community Healthcare of Texas, our care model has remained the same, and we’ve been steadfast in our commitment to putting patients and families first. This is incredibly important to me and to the organization at large.

What changes do you see on the horizon for hospice?

Hospice care is designed to treat the whole patient and to support the family and caregivers as well. Hospice, up to this point, has really been seen as a small industry, one that has not always been as “important” as others, but as our national population continues to age, I think more and more people will be using their hospice benefit. We’ve seen significant growth in the number of hospice providers nationwide. This tells me people are getting the message that end-of-life care is truly wanted and needed. At Community Healthcare of Texas, our vision is to create more programs and services to meet the needs of our patients and families, all while maintaining the excellent care we have provided since 1996. I’m excited about the future of hospice care and honored to be a part of it.

What advice would you give to patients and families considering hospice?

Do your homework, ask questions, and trust your gut! There are so many options for people in our communities, which can be overwhelming. End-of-life care is not the same in every organization, which is why I am so grateful to work for Community Healthcare of Texas. I know we are doing everything possible to help patients on their hospice journey.

In a word, how would you describe Community Healthcare of Texas?

Innovative. We have a strong vision for the future, and, as an organization, we are constantly striving to be one step ahead so that the communities we serve get the very best in end-of-life care.

To learn more about hospice care options for you or your loved one, call us at (800)958.4942 or visit


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