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, a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and was appointed to the New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Counsel. Previously, she was a member of  the American Heart Association and the Rotary Club, where she has served in board capacities on the state, regional and national level.

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 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.