DENVER, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tricia Ford, an accomplished healthcare leader with more than 25 years of hospice experience covering operations, sales, business development and management, has been named Care Synergy's first Vice President of Operations. In support of Care Synergy's shared services model supporting member not-for-profit hospices, Tricia will be responsible for strategic planning, direction and management of patient care-related shared services, group purchasing and group contracting, as well as other initiatives that benefit Care Synergy Affiliate members.
Formed in 2014, Care Synergy is the region's largest end-of-life care network. Care Synergy's four affiliate organizations—The Denver Hospice, Halcyon Hospice, Pathways and Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care—continue to operate as distinct and independent, not-for-profit mission-driven hospice and palliative care organizations while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.
"Tricia combines a broad range of experience in hospice operations with a record of accomplishment in leading hospices to grow and develop in highly competitive markets," said Care Synergy CEO Tim Bowen. "Combined with her long involvement in Colorado and her commitment to supporting mission-driven organizations, Tricia is perfectly positioned to help lead Care Synergy and its Affiliate members to fulfill our mission to provide care, comfort and compassion to the individuals, families and communities we are honored and privileged to serve across the Front Range."
Tricia began her hospice career as a sales representative for Vitas Healthcare in Texas. Her career progressed over the years with positions as Western Regional Vice President of Odyssey Health Care, Executive Vice President of Geri-Net and its Hospice Touch subsidiary, Chief Operating Officer for eight years for UnitedHealth Group's Optum Hospice and Palliative Care, and Vice President for New Century Hospice, during which time she helped lead and manage the company's transition when it was acquired by another provider.
Throughout her career, Tricia has been actively involved in not-for-profit organizations serving the communities in which she has lived and worked. She currently serves on the Executive Leadership Council of Colorado State University, her alma mater. In previous professional postings Tricia represented her employer on the Hospice Advisory Board of the Dream Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
A graduate of Colorado State University, Tricia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies–Geriatrics from the college of Health and Human Sciences.
ABOUT CARE SYNERGY
Care Synergy is the region's leading end-of-life care network, providing mission support services for not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care affiliate organizations serving Colorado's Front Range from the Rocky Mountain foothills to Bennett, from Colorado Springs to Wyoming. Caring for Coloradans is important—Care Synergy aids families in dealing with end-of-life decisions by providing the best care, whether in-home or at one of our Inpatient Care Centers, promising support, excellence and compassion through personalized palliative, hospice and bereavement services.
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