Hospice names new executive director


DARKE COUNTY — Angela Sipe, a healthcare professional for more than 20 years, has been named executive director at State of the Heart Hospice, a community-based, nonprofit agency serving patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio that provides care to those who are confronting a life-limiting illness. Sipe assumed her duties as executive director on June 15.

Michael Rieman, president of the State of the Heart Board of Trustees, stated, “Angela Sipe brings the right mix of education and experience to lead our organization, and we believe she will be a great fit for State of the Heart Hospice.”

Sipe earned a master’s in health law from Loyola School of Law in Chicago and has a bachelor’s degree in business and psychology from Indiana University. Prior to joining State of the Heart Hospice, Sipe was a director with the Advisory Board Company, a global healthcare research and consulting firm based in Washington, DC.

Sipe, who lives near Union City, was raised in Randolph and Delaware counties in Indiana.

Commenting on her new role, Sipe stated, “I am delighted to serve my community at State of the Heart Hospice because I am passionate about the care provided by hospice at one of life’s most difficult times. Through my own personal experience with my brother who died of a long-term illness at age 12, I recognize the need for quality hospice care for both the patient and family. Hospice is more than care for the patient; it also supports the immediate needs and well-being for grieving families.”

She added, “I think what makes State of the Heart unique is that it is a community-based organization. In essence, those who provide hospice care live in our service area and are caring for friends, neighbors, relatives and others who live in their community.”

For more information about any of the services provided by State of the Heart, visit the agency web site at www.stateoftheheartcare.org.

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