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Bliss Appointed President of Hospice & Palliative Federation of Massachusetts

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathy Bliss, MSN, RN, CHPCA, has assumed the position of President of the Hospice & Palliative Federation of Massachusetts. Bliss has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts since 2008, serving on the Ethics Committee and the Nominating Committee. Bliss assumed the role of Clerk in June 2010.

"I am truly humbled by the faith and trust placed in me by the Board and Federation Leadership to assume this role during this very volatile time in the history of health care, and of hospice in particular," Bliss says.

Bliss currently serves as the Executive Director of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, since its opening in the Boston area in 2007. Prior to joining Seasons Hospice, Bliss has enjoyed an extensive healthcare career in Massachusetts.

"The biggest challenge of my hospice career has been the whole adventure of starting the [Seasons Hospice] Massachusetts program from zero to an average daily census nearing 200 today," Bliss recalls.

Bliss has additional leadership experience in the healthcare community, most recently serving as Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Hospice of the North Shore in Danvers, MA from 2003 to 2007.

About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Founded in 1997, the heart of the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care vision is the goal to "strive beyond accepted standards" and to develop its hospice and palliative care programs to meet the unique needs of each individual it serves. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care's unique programs include: Open access, which allows for patients currently receiving medical treatments to access hospice services; Music Therapy as a core discipline; and Touch for all Seasons, a highly specialized program for patients in advanced stages of dementia. Learn more by calling (866) 670-9449 or visiting www.seasons.org.

SOURCE Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care