Tidewell Hospice and parent company Stratum Health System announced 2020-2021 officers of the Board of Trustees for each organization after an Oct. 23 virtual board retreat.
Stratum Health System
Jan Miller, who completed her second term on the Tidewell Hospice board as its Chair, has been named the Chair of the Stratum Health System Board of Trustees. Miller is the Executive Vice President and Sarasota Manager of Caldwell Trust Company. Other Stratum board officers for 2020-2021 are Vice Chair Steve Hall, Employee Benefits Broker/Market President at Alltrust Insurance; Treasurer Thomas Stuhley, retired banker; and Secretary Kevin Logan, businessman.
Stratum is governed by an eight-member board of community leaders. The Stratum Health System family of companies includes Tidewell Hospice; Connexis Medical Services, which provides primary and palliative care as well as physician services; Avidity Home Health, a Medicare-approved skilled-care provider; and Approved Home Health, which offers skilled and private-duty services.
Founded in 1980, Tidewell Hospice is governed by a 14-member board of community leaders. For 2020-2021, Kevin Logan has been named the Chair of the Tidewell Board of Trustees. Other officers include Vice Chair Matt Mayper, an attorney and shareholder with the firm Fergeson, Skipper, P.A.; Treasurer Kimberlie Buchanan, CFE, CPA, PRINCIPAL, the Business Development Executive for Carr, Riggs & Ingram; and Secretary Renee Eppard, retired real estate broker.
Chairs of both boards will serve two-year terms that run through 2022.
“Stratum, Tidewell and our other family of companies are beyond honored to have such an esteemed group of committed, volunteer trustees,” said Jonathan D. Fleece, President and CEO of Stratum and Tidewell. “Their sacrifices, generosity and dedication to the missions we serve lift us up as a world-class organization with never-ending commitment to patients, families, their loved ones and the community.”
Stratum Health System was created to oversee and support the missions of Tidewell Hospice, Tidewell Foundation, Approved Home Health, Avidity Home Health, Connexis Medical Services and SCATA Real Estate, LLC. Its foundation is based on the strong reputation, financial strength and capacity for growth established by Tidewell Hospice. In addition, Stratum capitalizes on the strengths of each of its entities in order to be a leader in the health care continuum models across the last third of life.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Tidewell Hospice is an independent, not-for-profit health provider offering a home-centered, comprehensive system of end of life and palliative care for people living with advanced illness and their families. Annually, Tidewell provides care for more than 10,000 patients throughout its four-county service area of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Hospice houses and offices are located in Arcadia, Bradenton, Englewood, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, Port Charlotte, Sarasota and Venice. As the region’s only not-for-profit hospice, Tidewell relies on donor contributions to provide a number of its acclaimed patient and community services. Tidewell is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) with deemed status, signifying excellent care and meeting Medicare’s conditions of participation.
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