Agrace: Pamela Edwards joins as Chief Clinical Officer

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Pamela Edwards Joins Agrace as Chief Clinical Officer

MADISON, Wis. – Agrace has hired Pamela Edwards, RN, CHPN, as chief clinical officer. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit palliative care and hospice agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin communities for more than 35 years.

As chief clinical officer, Edwards will oversee the practices of the clinicians on Agrace’s interdisciplinary teams that provide hospice care in private homes, long-term care facilities, Agrace’s two hospice inpatient units and its hospice residence. The agency serves nearly 700 hospice patients and their families each day throughout southern Wisconsin.

Edwards joins Agrace from a nonprofit hospice in Pensacola, Fla., Covenant Hospice, for which she served as vice president of clinical services. During her 13 years with Covenant, Edwards held a series of successive clinical leadership positions, including director of clinical services and chief clinical officer. She was also previously regional clinical director for SouthernCare Hospice in Birmingham, Ala.

Prior to her hospice career, Edwards served in the U.S Army Nurse Corps for nine years, achieving the rank of major. Since 2012 she has also served as a consultant in nursing, hospice and long-term care for Thomson Reuters and Coleman Research Group.

“Pam Edwards is a nationally recognized nursing leader in hospice and palliative care who has successfully managed the unique clinical needs of a large, nonprofit hospice,” said Agrace CEO Lynne Myers. “With our organization’s focus on evidence-based clinical practice and quality enhancement, we will benefit from her experience and leadership as we continue to drive innovation in end-of-life care in southern Wisconsin.”

Founded in 1978, Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported hospice and palliative care agency dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to patients and families facing the challenges of serious illness. With offices in Madison, Janesville and Baraboo, Agrace serves nearly 700 patients every day throughout southern Wisconsin.