Executive Team

Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE, joined Care Dimensions in 2017 as president and chief executive officer, bringing a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. With both a nursing background and an MBA, she has the clinical and strategic business skills and a true passion for the mission that enables her to provide the vision and leadership to move Care Dimensions forward.

Ahern has more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare spanning the continuum of care delivery services, including acute care hospitals and hospice and palliative care organizations. Most recently, she was CEO of the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo.  Prior to that, Ahern served as President and CEO of Chicago’s Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care for 18 years.

Ahern holds an MBA from North Park University in Chicago, as well as a BS from Northeastern Illinois University and a nursing diploma from Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, Illinois. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of a number of local and national organizations including: the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, American Hospital Association, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness, MOLST Refresh Team/Massachusetts Department of Public Health, North Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce HealthCare Leadership Committee. 

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.