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Community Hospice Announces New Board Member

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, has announced the selection of a new Board member.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Mr. Kurt Robert Wetzel of Oakdale.

“I am pleased to welcome Kurt to Community Hospice and our Board,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President and CEO. “Kurt brings to Community Hospice a wealth of strategic development and financial management experience; we look forward to working together to proactively provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to our community.”

The Community Hospice Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers who provide strategic oversight and governance to the organization’s mission to provide compassionate care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.

Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, call (209) 578-6300 or visit