Andrea Green Nomination
Andrea Green, Chief Executive Officer for Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice, recently was nominated for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award. The executive award is a recognition program to honor leadership excellence in business in the Fort Worth Metroplex area. It recognizes presidents, principals and chief executive officers for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization they lead.Read More
Andrea opened the doors of Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice in 1996. When Andrea arrived to the United States as a young nurse in the 70’s, she noticed that the need for a quality, not-for-profit hospice in Texas was very much needed. She had worked in various areas of healthcare at the time, but knew that end of life care was were her heart was. She had personally watched her grandfather suffer a painful death and strongly felt that there was a better way to help someone live their final days pain free. Beginning in 1990, Andrea began working with a number of hospital systems on the possibility of a merger between a number of not-for-profit hospices in the Dallas, Ft Worth and Waco area. Her desire was to serve more patients in their last days regardless of ability to pay.
Andrea, along with a dedicated team of hospice leaders, worked tirelessly for years by meeting with numerous hospital executives, boards of directors and community groups to educate them on the need for end of life care in a not-for-profit setting. St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Harris Methodist Downtown Ft Worth, The Daughters of Charity Hospital (now Providence Hospital) in Waco and Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington – with the leadership assistance of Andrea Green, merged and formed Community Hospice of Texas. In 1996, Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice of Texas, serving adults and pediatric patients, officially opened.
After 20 years in business, and under the same leadership, Community Hospice of Texas has grown to cover 26 counties with 3 Licensed Inpatient Units, Contracted beds at another hospital facility, 300 Employees, 6 office locations and has proudly served over 40,000 Adult patients and 1,200 Pediatric patients. Under Andrea’s leadership, Community Hospice of Texas was one of the first not-for-profit hospices in Texas to be accredited by healthcare governmental agencies which only accredits those organizations that meet strict regulations and guidelines. Community Hospice of Texas has received Health Care Accreditation from Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO). Andrea helped lead the growth of not-for-profit hospice care in the State of Texas through her founding membership of the Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance, which united 20 hospices in the state of Texas and brought strength to those organizations through joint contract negotiations, shared best practices, education and a caring culture of service to those that need comprehensive, compassionate care at the end of life.
Congratulations to Andrea for her nomination and to Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice for serving the Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco areas for the past 20 years.
Life’s Hope Luncheon
September 29, 2016 at noon
Ridgewood Country Club