Blue Ridge Hospice Appoints Jason Parsons Director of Business Development |

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Hospice veteran with successful record in business development, philanthropy and public affairs joins Winchester-based nonprofit critical illness provider

WINCHESTER, Virginia., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Ridge Hospice has appointed Jason Parson Director of Business Development for the highly regarded, mission-driven 41-year-old end-of-life and critical illness care provider.

As Director of Business Development, Parsons will be responsible for planning and implementing strategies to lead Blue Ridge Hospice as it navigates the ever-changing and increasingly demanding healthcare landscape. He joins Blue Ridge Hospice at an important time in its 41-year history of identifying and meeting community needs and will help guide the organization through two critical enhancements to its mission-fulfillment work. Blue Ridge Hospice recently began piloting a community-based palliative care program at a number of area nursing homes with the goal of eventually offering the service to critically ill, out-of-hospital patients whether they reside in a residence home, nursing home or assisted living community. . In addition, Blue Ridge Independence at Home, a subsidiary, has received Commonwealth permission to Virginia to open a PACE program (All Inclusive Care Program for the Elderly) serving the area in and around Winchester.

Parsons will specifically act as the organization’s principal leader in developing new business and strategic partnerships, identifying and negotiating affiliate and new payer opportunities, overseeing product and service development, acting as as a key participant in strategic planning, guiding all marketing and public relations activities, and directing Blue Ridge Hospice’s fundraising initiatives to support the accomplishment of the mission.

“Blue Ridge Hospice, all non-profit critical illness providers, are at an inflection point as competition from exclusive palliative care chains increases and Medicare continues to make significant regulatory and reimbursement changes. palliative care”, observed the President and Chief Executive Officer. Fried Cheryl Hamilton. “Jason’s breadth of experience – from business development and public affairs to communications and fundraising – is perfectly suited to ensure that Blue Ridge Hospice continues to meet the needs of the community by going well beyond- beyond the basic services mandated by Medicare.”

Parsons comes to Blue Ridge Hospice from Capital Caring Health, Falls Church, Virginiawhere he led public affairs and philanthropy for an organization that served up to 1,400 patients a day across Virginia, Maryland and the District of Colombia with a menu of critical illness, palliative care and palliative care services. He previously served as Executive Business Director for West Virginia at the office of West Virginia Secretary of State for Charleston, West Virginiaand as Executive Director of Keep Prince William Beautiful at Woodbridge, Virginia. Parsons also founded and ran his own consulting firm, Stratecess Consulting, through which he has worked with organizations in health, environment and education to support strategic planning, assessment of organizational capacities, communications, policies and marketing initiatives.

“Blue Ridge Hospice has a unique and powerful heritage as a northern Shenandoah Valley original palliative care provider,” Parsons said. “The opportunity to work for an organization with such an unyielding commitment to community service and quality care, to help guide the organization through the many changes and challenges faced by community providers is something I embrace.

A native of West VirginiaParsons graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Leadership Studies. He was twice elected student body president.

Parsons resides at Aldie, Virginia.

About Blue Ridge Hospice

Blue Ridge Hospice is a nonprofit community-based critical illness and end-of-life care provider that has been serving friends and neighbors in the northern Shenandoah Valley since 1981. With a mission to “illuminate the journey of life with quality and compassionate care for all those we are privileged to serve,” Blue Ridge Hospice serves City of Winchester and the north Virginia counties of clark, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, RappahannockShenandoah and Warren. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Blue Ridge Hospice consistently exceeds national quality averages, as listed on Medicare’s Hospice Compare website. To learn more about Blue Ridge Hospice, visit www.brhospice.orgor call 540-313-9200.

Contact:

Mark B. Cohen

305.613.1969

mbcohen@cohenfyfecomm.com

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