Alive Hospice has named Leslie Baker, of Murfreesboro, as the nonprofit agency’s administrator of home hospice care.
“Leslie is a tried and true leader in hospice care with a deep love for patients and families affected by terminal illness,” said Anna-Gene O’Neal, president and chief executive officer of Alive Hospice. “She offers Alive Hospice’s home care teams the benefit of experience both as a hospice nurse and as a seasoned administrator, and she inspires others with her hospice heart.”
In her role as home care administrator, Baker will oversee the day-to-day operations of Alive Hospice’s clinical teams that provide in-home hospice care across 12 Middle Tennessee counties.
“We have a tremendous opportunity in hospice care to provide the best possible experience for patients at the end of life,” Baker said. “Patients can have hospice care in the comfort of their home, and every patient has a dedicated team to make that time the very best it can be.”
Baker previously served as clinical director of Alive Hospice’s Murfreesboro-based team of caregivers. A hospice veteran of more than 15 years, Baker also previously served as director of clinical services for the Memphis office of Aseracare Hospice, director of clinical services for Spring Valley Hospice in Olive Branch, Miss., and director of education and quality improvement at Unity Hospice Care in Germantown, Tenn.
Founded in 1975, Alive Hospice was one of the nation’s earliest hospice programs. Alive Hospice serves 12 Middle Tennessee counties with home hospice care, three inpatient hospice facilities, palliative care, and grief support services.
In 2011, Alive Hospice provided care for 3,621 patients and 481 grief support clients. The nonprofit organization has a staff of more than nearly 350 employees and more than 300 volunteers.
For more information about Alive Hospice, call 615-327-1085 or visit www.alivehospice.org.