published on June 6, 2017 - 3:26 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

Hinds Hospice is searching for a new leader with the announcement that CEO Amy Tobin will retire effective in December.

In early August, Tobin will have completed five years at the helm of the end-of-life care provider. Prior to that Tobin served as chief nursing officer at Kaiser Permanente and also sat on the Hinds Hospice board of directors.

I have had the privilege of working in healthcare for more than 40 years and leading Hinds Hospice has been the highlight of my career,” Tobin said in a statement.

“What truly makes me content with my decision is the inspiring enthusiasm and dedication I’ve witnessed in our staff. The CEO does not sustain the agency mission, the Hinds Hospice mission lives on in the hearts of our incredibly caring team. They will continue that focus on patients and family care long after I leave. I also have absolute confidence that the board of directors will identify an outstanding candidate to lead Hinds Hospice through this next phase of growth. I look forward to working alongside the board to make the transition to new leadership a seamless process. Until that time, I will continue to work closely with my management team to continue the mission of Hinds Hospice.”

The board has appointed a special committee to direct the search for a new CEO.

“Amy has been an incredible leader for Hinds Hospice and we are grateful for her unwavering commitment and many contributions to Hinds Hospice’s success,” said Hinds Hospice Board President Scott Shimamoto. “Succession planning is  a top priority for our board of directors, and we look forward to an orderly leadership transition. The board will conduct a thorough search to identify the right person to lead this agency into the future. Until then, we are confident Amy and her leadership team will continue to focus on upholding Hinds Hospice’s great heritage and values.”

Established in 1981 by Nancy Hinds, Hinds Hospice serves up to six patients daily — 300 in a year — providing hospice and bereavement services for those with terminal illnesses and their families. Additionally, Hinds Hospice serves more than 250 patients a day in patient homes and care facilities in Fresno, Madera and Merced counties.

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