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Press Releases

If you want to keep up-to-date on the latest news about Chapters Health System, Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice, LifePath Hospice, Chapters Health Palliative Care and HPH Home Health, you have come to the right place. Below you will find our current press releases as well as have the opportunity to read past press releases.

If you are a member of the media—traditional, online, blogger, and have an idea for a story that would feature any of the affiliates of Chapters Health, please contact Corporate Communications at 813.871.8111 or email the Department at media@chaptershealth.org.

LifePath Hospice Hosts Light Up a Life Events

TAMPA, FL (November 15, 2017): Offering an affirmative way to acknowledge and appreciate cherished loved ones, LifePath Hospice hosts “Light Up a Life” events on three separate dates:  Tuesday, December 12; Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14.  Starting at 6 p.m., each holiday memorial ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place at several locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Good Shepherd Hospice Hosts Lights of Remembrance Events

TAMPA, FL (November  7, 2017): On three separate dates, Good Shepherd Hospice will host “Lights of Remembrance,” which are annual commemorative ceremonies for families and community members to acknowledge and appreciate cherished loved ones. The holiday memorial ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday, November 28; Tuesday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 12. Starting at 6 p.m., each holiday memorial ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place at several locations throughout Polk and Highlands counties.

Chapters Health System Picks Andrew Molosky, MBA, CHPCA as Its New President/CEO

TAMPA, FL (November 1, 2017): Chapters Health System and its affiliates (Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice) announced today  that Andrew Molosky, MBA, CHPCA, will start officially as the new President and Chief Executive Officer on Monday, December 11, 2017. Molosky, who is succeeding the retiring Kathy L. Fernandez, BSN, MHA, will report directly to the Chapters Health Board of Directors. In 2016, Chapters Health affiliates served almost 17,000 patients and families across eight counties—Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Highlands, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk.

Chapters Health System Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

TAMPA, FL (October 30, 2017): Chapters Health System and its affiliates (Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice) celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month by dispelling 10 top hospice myths. Every year November is set aside to raise awareness about care for people coping with life-limiting illness. In Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties, Chapters Health cares for approximately 15,000 patients every year who are affected by advancing age or illness.

Chapters Health System Announces the Retirement of President & CEO Kathy L. Fernandez

Tampa, FL (October 16, 2017): Chapters Health System and its affiliates (Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice) announced the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy L. Fernandez, BSN, MHA, which will occur on January 4, 2018. Under her visionary leadership, Chapters Health experienced a significant increase in the number of patients under hospice care as well as expanded programs to address the unique needs related to aging, complex medical conditions and end-of-life concerns. The organization has developed into a premier leader in offering post-acute care to the community it serves, which spans the healthcare continuum from home health to palliative care to hospice care.

Good Shepherd Hospice Welcomes New Executive Director Manfred “Kyle” Zenkner

LAKELAND, FL (August 16, 2017): Good Shepherd Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, welcomes Manfred “Kyle” Zenkner, as its new executive director. As a leader in hospice, he brings 15 years of experience to the organization. Zenkner will manage operations and business development for Good Shepherd Hospice, which provides expert hospice care and support services to about 4,000 patients and their loved ones each year in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

 

Good Shepherd Hospice Awarded Deemed Status Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Lakeland, FL (August 4, 2017): Good Shepherd Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, announced today that it had earned The Joint Commission’s deemed status accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Deemed status is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

 

Chapters Health System Names Cheryl Hamilton Fried as Chief Operating Officer

Tampa, FL (June 26, 2017): Chapters Health System and its affiliates (Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice) today named Cheryl Hamilton Fried as the new Chief Operating Officer. With a career in hospice spanning more than 15 years, Hamilton Fried will oversee the day-to-day operations of the affiliates and programs of Chapters Health and support initiatives that reinforce the organization’s mission to address the issues related to aging, complex medical conditions and end-of-life concerns.

 

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