PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (August 22, 2014) – Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care announces the appointment of its new Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice-President of Business Development Kathleen Postiglione.
In this role, Postiglione oversees the clinical operations for patients of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, which serves Pasco County residents exclusively.
Postiglione started working at Gulfside Regional Hospice (now known as Gulfside Hospice) in 2004 as the director of nursing. She also served as both Vice President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer before being promoted recently to her current position.
“We are excited for Kathy to have this expanded role at Gulfside. She is passionate about educating the community on the benefits of both hospice and palliative care, and her focus on quality care for the patient and family is her top priority for the clinical operations team at GHPPC,” said Linda Ward, president and CEO of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care.
Before working at Gulfside, Postiglione previously worked as the Director of Corporate Compliance at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland for four years. She also worked for more than 15 years at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories as a member of the technical staff.
Originally from Colonia, NJ, Postiglione graduated college from Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA and completed her MBA with a healthcare management focus at American InterContinental University in Hoffman Estates, IL. She is also a certified healthcare compliance professional. Postiglione and her husband, John, now live in Lakeland, and they have three children.
Gulfside Hospice, initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 350 patients daily. Gulfside employs over 250 professionals and has more than 550 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. Pasco Palliative Care, initially licensed in 2009, serves Pasco County residents facing chronic illness, who are not hospice appropriate or still seeking curative treatment. For more information about GHPPC, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.ghppc.org.