It is with a mix of sincere gratitude and sadness that Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care (CHPC) announces the retirement of Shauna Anderson, RN, our President/CEO. Anderson’s service at CHPC began in 2003 as a Registered Nurse Case Manager and evolved over the years, including spending the last six as President/CEO. A few of the many highlights of her time at CHPC include the creation and implementation of The Palliative Care Program in 2011 and construction of The Star Hospice House, soon to be completed.
Anderson reflected, “My years at Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care hold some of my fondest work memories. It is an honor to work with such dedicated people who care so deeply about their work. I look forward to seeing what is next for the agency and know it has strong leadership to navigate its course”.
Charles Rice, CHPC Board President said, “As much as we are sorry to see Shauna leave CHPC, the Board and I are pleased that she will be able to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Shauna stayed on the job longer than she intended but was adamant to see the successful completion of our Hospice Residence. Shauna has been a transformational leader for Hospice. She has recruited and developed a remarkable staff, fostered and embedded an agency-wide resident-centric philosophy, and is leaving behind a strong organization to carry on the vision of Hospice. The Board deeply respects all that she provided Hospice throughout her career.”
Anderson led CHPC through times of aggressive growth and monumental change, inside the organization and in our community. Her absence will be noticed, and her impact will always be appreciated. On behalf of everyone at CHPC, we wish her well in retirement whatever her future may hold.
The mission of CHPC is to provide comprehensive palliative/hospice care and education. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. To learn more about CHPC visit www.chpc.care or call (716) 338-0033.