Changes in Leadership Announced by Hospice Chautauqua County

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Hospice Chautauqua County today announced the retirement of Ron Sellers, President & CEO, and the appointment of Shauna Anderson as his successor.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a person of Shauna Anderson’s caliber ready to assume the leadership role and the board feels she is an exceptional choice,” said Board Chair, Rev. Samuel Shreffler. “Shauna has refined our clinical operations and conceived and implemented a successful community-based palliative care program while achieving a positive NYS Health Department Survey of our hospice program. Hospice Chautauqua County sits in a position of strength as we enter 2016 with new leadership and enthusiasm.”

Ms. Anderson worked in both the skilled nursing environment and in home healthcare before joining the HCC care team in 2003 as a hospice nurse. She was quickly appointed Director of Clinical Services in 2004 and then to VP of Clinical Operations in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in Biology from SUNY Brockport, as well as a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing from D’Youville College. Ms. Anderson is a Registered Nurse and is a certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse. She is active in numerous community organizations including Zonta, An Open Table and the Chautauqua Home Care Association.

“We are also extremely grateful for Ron’s service to Hospice and our community,” Mr. Shreffler continued. “Under his leadership, Hospice Chautauqua County has achieved financial stability and steady program growth. He brought considerable healthcare insight to us when we needed it and we will be forever grateful.”

Mr. Sellers has served as the senior executive of Hospice Chautauqua County since 2003, when he joined the organization after serving in various leadership positions in hospital and education administration. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Buffalo State College and Masters Degree in Education Administration from the University of Buffalo. During his career in education he served as a teacher, secondary school principal, director of vocational and special education and director of instruction for a suburban BOCES in Western New York. In the late 1980’s Ron was recruited to Millard Fillmore Hospital where he served as a senior administrator assisting in the development of Millard Fillmore Health System. He then joined Mercy Health System of Chicago where he served as Vice President for Administration until he was recruited by a regional health system where he assisted in turning around an eleven-hospital rural health system.

Hospice Chautauqua County is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. HCC has been serving patients and their families in the Chautauqua County who are dealing with life-limiting and terminal illnesses for 35 years. It is the only certified provider of the Medicare Hospice Benefit in Chautauqua County and is regulated by the New York State Department of Health. For more information, visit www.hospicechautco.org or call the Lakewood office at 716-338-0033.