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On Tuesday, June 23rd, the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts will hold their annual Tribute to Women, virtually starting at 6 p.m. and accessible on Facebook here. This article profiled four of the honorees, including Care Dimensions President and CEO Patricia Ahern. Read the full article here.
Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE
President & CEO of Care Dimensions, Danvers
Though she’s only been here on the North Shore for three years, Pat Ahern has made herself a vital part of our community. Along with being the president and CEO of Care Dimensions, the state’s largest hospice care provider, she’s a member of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce HealthCare Leadership Committee, and the Danvers YMCA Ambassador Program.
Originally from Chicago, Ahern served as president and CEO of Chicago’s Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care for 18 years, then CEO of the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York. Combined, she has over forty years of healthcare leadership experience. She holds a nursing diploma, a BS, and an MBA. “I’m unusual because there aren’t a lot of RNs with MBAs out there,” she says.
But she’s much more than her impressive resume. “It may be the skills she learned as a nurse in the emergency room that guide her today,” says Jean Graham, who nominated Ahern for this award. “She has an innate ability to put people at ease… She knows the value of someone guiding a family through their hardest days.”
Graham also champions Ahern’s ability to put her employees first. “I love growing people and helping them form into their full career potential,” says Ahern. She’s grown her organization, too—under her leadership, Care Dimensions launched a home-based primary care practice, and opened a second location.
“I love working in an organization that helps families have better endings,” says Ahern.