Diane T. Stringer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Diane Stringer has been president and chief executive officer of Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston) since 1989, transforming the organization from a small volunteer program to its present position as the largest hospice in Massachusetts. Currently, Care Dimensions is a freestanding, not-for-profit provider with nearly 500 staff and over 450 volunteers serving more than 5,000 patients a year.
Under Stringer's leadership, Care Dimensions pioneered Massachusetts’ first licensed hospice inpatient facility, the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, and collaborated with area health systems to establish inpatient hospice units in Salem and Gloucester. Other innovative programs developed during Stringer's tenure include Palliative Care of the North Shore & Greater Boston and the Center for Grief and Healing (now the Bertolon Center for Grief and Healing), which offers bereavement support and counseling to anyone in the community who has suffered a loss.
Stringer has held various leadership positions with the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts, including a term as president. She led efforts to expand access to hospice care in the Commonwealth by securing passage of legislation to mandate hospice as a covered benefit by all insurers in 1995 and to license freestanding hospice inpatient facilities in 2002. Since 1994, she has also served on various committees of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and on its board of directors as Northeast Geographic Area Representative, and has served on the Commonwealth’s Commission for End of Life Care.
Stringer earned a master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard University School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Salem State University. Stringer was honored with the second annual LIVE UNITED Leadership Award by the North Shore United Way in 2011 and the Hope Begins Here Award in 2015 from the Boston North Cancer Association.