Delaware Hospice voluntarily submitted to the rigorous standards of quality established by the Joint Commission for healthcare organizations, earned accreditation in 1997, and has maintained that accreditation as an assurance of an extraordinary level of quality in care to its patients and families.
Without the strength of Susan's leadership, no doubt the organization would not be the same, and it was by chance that she came here. In 1987, Susan Lloyd found a "teeny tiny ad," buried in the back of the Philadelphia Inquirer, seeking an Executive Director for Delaware Hospice. She applied "on a whim," thinking she was pretty young at this point in her career for this position."
Former President of the Board, Art Gregory, said, "We had already seen several Executive Directors come and go by 1986. We thought we'd always be saddled with directors who would only last for a year or two, and then Susan came on board.
Gene Donnelly, 25-year Board member, added, "It was a lot of hard work getting Delaware Hospice off the ground and we hit plenty of bumps in the road in the early days until Susan Lloyd came along. Susan has led this organization to what it is today and continues. Susan has a gift for being able to envision the needs for not only today, but on down the road. DHI has benefited a great deal from her vision, and her credibility is fantastic in the Delaware community."
John Ward, Executive Committee Member, Development Committee Chair, and
former two-term President of Delaware Hospice's Board of Trustees, praised
Susan's commitment to the organization: "Even after 20 years of outstanding
leadership, Susan's unrelenting passion
|SOURCE DELAWARE HOSPICE|
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