Danvers, MA – Care Dimensions, the largest hospice and palliative care organization in Massachusetts, has promoted Patricia Ramsden, MSN, BSN, CHPCA, to vice president and chief clinical officer. In this role, she is responsible for carrying out the organization’s mission and the day-to-day administration of all patient, family, and community care programming for Care Dimensions.
“My priorities are first and foremost our patients and our staff. There are so many people in the community who could benefit from hospice care if they only knew more about it and had better access to it,” said Ramsden. “And once we bring those services to patients, we need to provide the highest level of clinical excellence and the best quality experience for our patients and families, which starts with recruitment, retention, training, promoting and supporting our staff.”
“Patty brings leadership and the essential commitment to people and quality to this position,” said President and CEO Patricia Ahern. “Leadership commitment and employee commitment go hand in hand in our mission at Care Dimensions and Patty not only knows how to lead but also inspires us all to excel in our jobs.”
Most recently Ramsden was Care Dimensions’ senior director of admissions and referrals, where she developed and executed tactical and strategic plans, managed clinical and operating budgets, and helped devise and advance quality improvement and compliance programs.
Ramsden has more than 17 years of experience in healthcare management and nursing and holds a master’s degree of science in Nursing Health Leadership from Salem State University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the Southeastern Massachusetts Nurses in Professional Development. She has been active in legislative affairs and hospice advocacy and has been serving as a national hospice ambassador for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select communities on the North Shore and Greater Boston who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more about Care Dimensions.
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 over 100 communities in Massachusetts.