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SOURCE The Elizabeth Hospice
SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North San Diego Business Chamber recently announced the appointment of Jan Jones, RN, BSN, FAAMA to the Chamber's Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2014. Ms. Jones is the President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice, the region's oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider, serving San Diego and South Riverside Counties.
The announcement and induction of incoming Board Members took place at the Chamber's annual "Celebration of Business" Award Dinner on June 18, 2014 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.
"The new Board Members joining us for the 2014-2015 year all represent small, medium and large business, each being respected in the region and their community," said Debra Rosen, President and CEO of the North San Diego Business Chamber. "We are honored to have Ms. Jones' leadership and healthcare expertise on our Board, and look forward to the perspective she will bring in supporting local businesses and the community-at-large through Chamber initiatives."
Jan Jones was appointed president and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice on July 1, 2012. With more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Ms. Jones, a registered nurse, brings a strong background in management and growth of successful community-based hospice programs and services. Ms. Jones is a well-respected leader in the hospice and palliative care movement and an active participant on the state and national levels of hospice organizations and government arenas. She has held leadership positions at the national level with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), based in Washington DC, and currently serves on its Board. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Hospice Foundation.
From a local and global perspective, Ms. Jones believes in the importance in addressing the unmet needs for those affected by a serious or life-limiting illness, and is committed to identifying solutions in meeting those needs, with the goal of improving quality of life and ensuring access to exceptional end-of-life care.
"I am honored to be appointed as a Board Member of the North San Diego Business Chamber," said Jan Jones, President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice. "The Chamber's dedicated and forward-thinking leadership team does an exceptional job in supporting businesses in our community to achieve economic growth and sustainability."
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice (http://elizabethhospice.org) is the region's oldest and largest nonprofit hospice program and has a 36-year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 85,000 patients and families in the region regardless of their ability to pay with services provided throughout San Diego and South Riverside Counties. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit the company website at www.elizabethhospice.org, and join their online communities on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and its Caregivers' Blog.
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