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Community Hospice Announces New Board Member
Gino Patrizio

Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley since 1979, is pleased to announce a new board member.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is Mr. Eugene A. “Gino” Patrizio, JD, MHA.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Mr. Gino Patrizio to our Community Hospice Board and family,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “Mr. Patrizio brings to Community Hospice years of healthcare organizational leadership experience. We look forward to working together to proactively provide quality care and compassionate support to our community.”

Mr. Patrizio is the Chief Executive Officer for Sutter’s Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with extensive background in civil law, strategic planning, operations and financial oversight.

“Community Hospice means so much to the Central Valley. They provide comfort and care to loved ones at some of their most vulnerable moments,” said Patrizio. “It’s a very special opportunity to help support their work, which helps strengthen our overall community fabric.”

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 oldest and largest 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 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient 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