David Wiley Named President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care NAMES DAVID WILEY PRESIDENT AND CEO

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Not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization promotes COO to top leadership position

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 8, 2016 – Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH&PC), the largest not-for-profit hospice and community-based palliative care organization in the Kansas City area, has appointed David Wiley as president and CEO. He replaces longtime CEO Elaine McIntosh who is retiring.

Wiley will oversee KCH&PC’s operations and financial performance; drive its strategic planning; direct development and community engagement efforts. He will also have oversight of the Kansas City Hospice Foundation.

Wiley became involved with the organization when his family was served by KCH&PC during his mother’s final illness. He later served as a KCH&PC board member. In 2014, he was hired as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer.

“David has served KCH&PC capably and with excellence for the past two years in his role as COO,” said Donna Payne, KCH&PC board chair. “He has strong leadership skills, outstanding business acumen, and a true passion for the organization that stems from personal experience. We are delighted to have him lead us into the future.”

KCH&PC, along with its subsidiary NorthCare Hospice, operates in multiple locations – including two Hospice Houses – across 10 counties in both Kansas and Missouri. The multifaceted organization has approximately 450 employees, 600 volunteers and serves close to 3,800 families annually.

The breadth of services provided by KCH&PC includes a specialized pediatric program, palliative home health services and several specialized grief support programs including two children’s grief camps. KCH&PC is a training site for the Palliative Medicine fellowship training program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Wiley began his career at H&R Block, the world’s largest tax services provider. He was promoted from within numerous times and held several officer and leadership roles over a 12-year period. Prior to joining KCH&PC, he worked as an operational and financial consultant.

Wiley currently serves on the Friends of Art Council at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He volunteers and has served in several officer positions, including board president, for the Kansas City CARE Clinic. He is a past board member at the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City and the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

“KCH&PC has a reputation for serving patients and their families as they cope with one of life’s most difficult experiences with dignity and caring,” Wiley said. “I am honored to lead an organization that has such a strong leadership team and board, a remarkable staff, dedicated volunteers and outstanding community partnerships.”

About Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

KCH&PC was founded in 1980 by a number of area hospitals dedicated to providing a better way to care for the dying. Its mission is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people who are affected by life threatening and life-limiting illness. KCH&PC was the first hospice in the area to recognize the need for on-staff, physician expertise and is recognized as the area’s leading hospice. Its team of caring and trained clinical professionals is considered the leader and innovator in palliative and end-of-life care in this region.

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For More Information:

Donna Pirotte

For Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

913.219.4144 or dpirotte@hagenandpartners.com

 

Wanda Kelsey-Mendez

Communications Manager

For Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

816.276.2632 or wanda.kelsey@kchospice.org

 

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