Rock elected vice-chair of national organization

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Linda Rock, executive director of Prairie Haven Hospice, was elected vice-chair of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and began her term in January at the organization's first national meeting of 2013.

Rock has represented the Central Plains Geographic Area on the NHPCO board of directors for six years. She has served in a variety of leadership capacities on the board. As vice-chair she will continue to serve on the executive committee. In addition, she will chair the Public Policy committee and also serve on the board of the Hospice Action Network.

"I want to recognize Linda Rock, our incoming board vice chair. I look forward to hearing her bold voice this year, especially on behalf of the many important issues affecting small and rural providers," said Ron Fried, NHPCO Board Chair.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit leadership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Rock joined Regional West Medical Center as coordinator of Hospice Services in 1986 and became the executive director of Prairie Haven Hospice in Scottsbluff in 1997.

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