PRESS RELEASE – February 18, 2022
Chaplaincy Health Care Welcomes New CEO
RICHLAND, WA – Chaplaincy Health Care is pleased to announce that Laurel “Laurie” Jackson has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Her first day is Monday, February 21, 2022. Jackson will guide the organization in its mission to serve others with exemplary spiritual, emotional and physical care.
Jackson most recently worked at the St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, where she was the Administrator of Post-Acute and Community Care. Prior to her work with St. Charles, Jackson was the Senior Director of Compass Care at Memorial Hospital in Yakima, where she oversaw all post-acute programs, including Hospice, Palliative Care, Home Health and the Bioethics Committee. During her tenure, she has been a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Critical Incident Stress Manager, Workhuman Certified Professional, Virginia Mason Production System Leader, Stephen Leader and an ordained Presbyterian minister. Jackson has served on the Board of Directors for both the Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association. She brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership, fundraising and hospice care from her previous roles.
Jackson has family and career history in both the Tri-Cities and Yakima areas. She spent her childhood in the Tri-Cities and attended Jason Lee Elementary School before her family moved to Yakima.
“It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome Laurie Jackson to Chaplaincy Health Care as our new CEO,” said John Serle, Chaplaincy’s Board Chair. “This is the result of a national search and a thorough review of some of the most qualified hospice executives, and of prayerful discernment by many individuals involved in the recruitment effort. I look forward to working with Laurie as we continue living out God’s call to ease suffering of body, mind and spirit during life’s most challenging moments.”
About Chaplaincy Health Care
Chaplaincy Health Care is a non-profit agency whose mission is to serve others with exemplary spiritual, emotional and physical care. For over 50 years, Chaplaincy has served Benton and Franklin counties, providing comfort and care for people experiencing serious illness, end of life and loss. Learn more at www.ChaplaincyHealthCare.Org.
Welcome, Laurie! I look forward to supporting your efforts in your new role and, hopefully, one day getting to meet you!
We’ve done lots but know there is much to do??
Hope to meet you soon, am in Az. right now,(too old to stand winter) but pray for you all up there all the time.
Art and Joyce Klinginsmith
Welcome Laurie, May God direct your every step.
Inactive volunteers since covid but a part of Hospice volunteers since 2004
Welcome aboard !!!Praying you will be able to guide hospice to the great service for the struggling and dying folk Former Hospice nurse GOD bless YOU and yours !!!
Hooray, hooray! I am biased, of course, but Laurie is coming alongside some pretty awesome professionals who are continuing a half-century of spiritual, physical, and emotional care for persons in some of life’s most challenging and sacred times.
May God bless Laurie and the Chaplaincy team of employees, volunteers & Board members.