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Important Need to Know for NonProfit Hospice Boards - Episode II

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In this podcast (Episode 2 of 2), Chris continues his interview with Kent Anderson, President / CEO, Ohio’s Hospice.  Kent is one of the most strategic minds in the hospice and serious illness world.  In this riveting 2-part series, Kent shares a great framework for nonprofit Boards in the hospice and palliative care space to consider.

In this episode Chris asks Kent to elaborate how Boards can do two things which seem in opposition to one another which is ensure risk is mitigated while at the same time funding, and approving, innovations and strategic investments.  Kent’s closing comments are inspiring to hospice and palliative care staff and Board members alike.  Join us, this will be time well spent for hospice and palliative care leaders and staff and please pay it forward to your Boards.  It will be well worth 20 minutes of their time.





Our Guest


Kent Anderson
President / CEO, Ohio’s Hospice




As CEO of Ohio’s Hospice, Kent Anderson leads a compassionate team intensely focused on celebrating life and helping people live their final days on their own terms, with dignity and quality.

Kent views his most important role as making sure the organization’s compass is pointed true north.  Ohio’s Hospice takes an approach to care that deeply values both the spiritual and emotional needs of each patient, as well as the physical ones. 

As the son of a retired lieutenant colonel, Kent learned that leadership is about influence — and to lead is to serve, to never come from a place of position or title. He loves the community of engagement and compassion we’ve built within the Ohio’s Hospice organization.

Kent is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of senior leadership/executive experience in home-based multi-site healthcare operations, from start-up operations to daily census management of 2000 plus patients.

Kent proudly served in the United States Army as UH-60 “Blackhawk” combat helicopter pilot, where he graduated as the Honor Graduate of his flight school training class.  He also served as Company Executive Officer, Company Operations Officer and Assistant Operations Officer for the Combat Aviation Battalion.

Away from work, Kent is always up for learning and enjoys everything from courses on wine tasting to spontaneous weekend road trips to off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Kent is married to his wife, Teri and they have two children, son Joshua, a member of the United States Air Force and daughter Rebecca, a graduate of The Ohio State University.  They also have two Sheep-a-doodles, Bexar and Buckeye.