New President at Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care

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Joseph W. Brooks

Mead, Colo.— December 4, 2018 — Joseph W. Brooks has been named President of Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care, an affiliate member of the Care Synergy Network. In leading the growing provider of advanced illness and end-of-life care, Joseph is responsible for all day-to-day operations and clinical services as well as mission fulfillment, philanthropic and fundraising initiatives, staff and volunteer development and representing Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care on local, state and national levels.

Brooks joins Halcyon from Haven Hospice, a large, not-for-profit, multi-site provider located in Gainesville, Florida. Joining Haven in 2014 as a Regional Director of Operations, Brooks was promoted twice—first to Corporate Director of Business Operations and subsequently to Vice President of Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer. As Acting CFO, he was responsible for audit, control, financial reporting and analysis and analytical support for an organization reporting nearly $60 million in net revenues. As Corporate Director of Business Operations, Brooks was responsible for support functions and services including facilities, medical equipment, pharmacy, supply chain, office services and volunteer services. In his role as a Regional Director of Operations, he oversaw all hospice services and clinical operations at two locations representing both urban and rural areas and including a 30-bed inpatient care center.

“Joseph brings a wealth of relevant leadership and experience to Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care,” said Care Synergy CEO Tim Bowen. “He has thrived in both urban and rural markets. While his hospital background is on the for-profit side, his hospice experience is with one of the nation’s leading mission-driven end-of-life care providers.

“From philanthropy to quality care initiatives, from effective financial management to managing all of the support services necessary to ensuring hospice clinical staff can provide the highest quality care to the patients and families they serve, Joseph has been responsible for every component necessary to Halcyon’s long-term success.”

Brooks began his career in healthcare administration in the hospital sector with HMA, which was purchased by Community Health Services, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital provider. He served as a Market Director of Finance/Controller for Shands Community Hospitals in Lake City, Live Oak and Starke, Florida. Earlier he served as a Financial Analyst/Controller for Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River, Florida.

Brooks earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida. He earlier earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from the College of Central Florida, Ocala, Florida. Joseph also has earned his certificate as a Certified Hospice Administrator.

About Halcyon Hospice
Halcyon Hospice & Palliative Care provides patient-centered care along Colorado’s Front Range, from Fort Collins to Denver and Castle Rock. In its not-for-profit mission, Halcyon Hospice is committed to a standard of excellence in providing sensitive, patient-centered care to patients facing serious or life-limiting illnesses and their families. Halcyon Hospice is an affiliate member of Care Synergy, the region’s largest end-of-life care network.

About Care Synergy
Care Synergy is the region’s leading end-of-life care network, providing mission support services for not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care affiliate organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range from the Rocky Mountain foothills to Bennett, from Colorado Springs to Wyoming. Caring for Coloradans is important—Care Synergy aids families in dealing with end-of-life decisions by providing the best care, whether in-home or at one of our Inpatient Care Centers, promising support, excellence and compassion through personalized palliative, hospice and bereavement services.

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