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Kristy Johnke, LMSW, RN, CHC, CCM, appointed as

Chief Operating Officer

Community Healthcare of Texas is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristy Johnke, LMSW, RN, CHC, CCM as Chief Operating Officer. Kristy oversees the daily operations of the organization’s six outpatient offices and three inpatient units located in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco areas. Click here to read full article

For Immediate Release

FORT WORTH, TX, May 4, 2020 – Community Healthcare of Texas is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristy Johnke, LMSW, RN, CHC, CCM as Chief Operating Officer. Kristy oversees the daily operations of the organization’s six outpatient offices and three inpatient units located in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco areas. 

Kristy has over twenty years of healthcare experience, fifteen of them in home health and hospice. She joined Community Healthcare of Texas in 2017 as Chief Compliance Officer where she successfully navigated ever-changing healthcare regulations allowing the organization to maintain the highest level of care for patients and their families.

“Kristy is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader with the unique ability to address situations from both a clinical and psychosocial point of view,” says Victoria Jingle, CEO of Community Healthcare of Texas. “I am confident that through her leadership, we will continue to excel in providing compassionate hospice and palliative care throughout the communities we serve.”

“I am excited and honored to serve as COO for Community Healthcare of Texas,” shares Kristy. “We have a team of experienced leaders positioned to respond to the changes in the healthcare landscape and specifically, hospice and palliative care. I am looking forward to being part of the team that guides our organization into the future.”

Kristy earned an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Excelsior College, a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies from The University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas in Arlington. 

Pat Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, retires April 30

After 24 years with Community Healthcare of Texas, Pat Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, is set to retire April 30, 2020. Pat has been instrumental in establishing Community Healthcare of Texas as the largest not-for-profit hospice in the state of Texas.  Click here to read full article

For Immediate Release

FORT WORTH, TX, April 20, 2020 – Pat Jackson, Chief Operating Officer at Community Healthcare of Texas has announced her plan to retire at the end of April. Jackson has served with the not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization since it was founded in 1996.

During her tenure with the organization, Jackson has been instrumental in the growth and education of hospice and palliative care in the Southern markets. She has also been an advocate for rural hospice coverage as a critical part of the organization’s mission of providing compassionate end of life care.

“I will miss Pat’s thoughtfulness,” said Victoria Jingle, CEO of Community Healthcare of Texas. “She is measured and steady in her approach and because of that, has made me a better leader. Pat has been a critical part of the success and growth of our organization and we are forever grateful for her unwavering dedication to our patients and our mission.”

Drawn to hospice since her time as a student at Baylor University, Jackson joined Community Healthcare of Texas as a social worker and bereavement coordinator in the organization’s Waco location, formally known as Providence Hospice. In 1999 Jackson became the Executive Director of the Waco location and in 2008 she was promoted to Vice President of Operations for the organization. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer since 2011.

“I’m driven by a desire to always do what is right for the patient,” said Jackson. “My hope is to understand what the patient wants or needs and how can I make that happen for them.”

“Pat’s legacy is compassion,” said Jingle. “She set that tone for our organization and we will continue in that mindset because of Pat’s influence.”

Community Healthcare of Texas offers online Grief Support Group

 

Community Healthcare of Texas offers Children’s On-Line Grief Support Group

 

Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice are now Community Healthcare of Texas

Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice announce company name change to Community Healthcare of Texas

Name Change reflects evolving Serious and Terminal Illness needs of Patients and Families

Community Hospice of Texas, and it affiliate Providence Hospice, provider of not-for-profit hospice and palliative care since 1996, announced today a name change that will better reflect the ever changing and growing needs of patients after a serious illness or terminal diagnosis. 

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For the past 24 years, Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice have provided both adult and pediatric hospice care to the Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco markets.  Bringing both company names under one organizational name makes sense in the ever changing healthcare environment.  Effective January 1, 2020, the organization will be known as Community Healthcare of Texas.  

“This name change reflects our commitment of continuing to provide the best care for patients and families as they navigate their healthcare needs when diagnosed with a serious or terminal illness,” stated Victoria Jingle, Chief Executive Officer.  “While Community Healthcare of Texas continues to grow and deliver services to adults and children that need support for hospice and palliative care services, this name change allows us to continue to expand and improve our mission and goals as an organization.”

For more information about the name change or to learn more about Community Healthcare of Texas, please contact Robin Carter, Chief Strategy Officer, at rcarter@chot.org or call (817) 870-2795.