Sarah McSpadden RN, MSN, MHA

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Elizabeth Hospice

Sarah McSpadden, RN, MSN, MHA, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the largest community-based provider of Hospice and Palliative Care in California. She is a respected, seasoned healthcare executive with more than 26 years of progressively responsible experience in leading Home Health, Post-Acute Medical Care, Palliative Care and Hospice organizations, with an emphasis on operations, compliance, and quality assurance.

Sarah’s multi-state hospice and healthcare system career highlights include executive leadership positions overseeing Operations, Clinical Services, Quality and Compliance. Sarah is a black belt in Six Sigma and has developed comprehensive organization wide process improvement platforms for multiple hospice and healthcare organizations.

Sarah is a sought-out leader and active participant in hospice and quality/ compliance committees at the state and national levels. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Board of Directors of the Hospice Advocacy Network (HAN) and is the Board Chair for the National Hospice Quality and Standards Committee of NHPCO.