People on the Move – Hospice of Chesapeake

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 (Annapolis, MD, February 6, 2009) – Hospice of the Chesapeake Inc.’s Board of Directors recently named Catherine J. Brady-Copertino, Executive Director for the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute, as a member of its Board of Directors.

“Through our partnership with Cathy, the Cancer Institute and Anne Arundel Health System, Hospice of the Chesapeake has an opportunity to even better serve the community at large,” said Erwin Abrams, Hospice of the Chesapeake President and CEO. “Her expertise in the area of cancer health care and program management provides us with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon. We are so very fortunate to have her onboard with us.”

“I am both honored and excited to serve on the board of the HOC. I have a great deal of respect for the organization, its mission, its compassionate and quality driven care,” said Ms. Brady-Copertino. “The future of hospice as with all health care will present many challenges. I look forward to working with the extraordinary care team and Board to advance the mission of this most precious gift we call Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Since becoming executive director for the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute in 2007, Ms. Brady-Copertino has provided both strategic and operational leadership for many of the hospital’s key programs which include: The Breast Center, Radiation Oncology and Nurse Navigation. She also serves as vice president of corporate development and operations for Global Oncology Care, an Irish-owned company developing and operating cancer centers in Ireland and Europe. Her background includes serving as past executive director at Holy Cross Hospital’s cancer institute in Silver Spring, Md., and 16 years as an administrator and oncology nurse at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Ms. Brady-Copertino is a graduate of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1976. She received her Oncology Certification in 1990 and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1997. Currently she resides in Davidsonville with her husband, Dennis, and their four children and two grandchildren.


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