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Alumnus Appointed to Executive Positions of National Hospice Organization

Posted: April 15, 2014

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John Mastrojohn III, Executive VP and COO of the NHPCO and alumnus of KSU's College of NursingThe National Hospice and Palliative Organization announced on April 2, 2014 that Senior Vice President of Access, Education and Philanthropy John Mastrojohn III has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the organization.

Mastrojohn is an alumnus of Kent State University's College of Nursing, where he received his Master's of Science in Nursing in Nursing of the Adults. During the 2004/2005 academic year, he served as a US Fulbright Fellow in Hungary focusing on end-of-life care development.

Mastrojohn has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare leadership with the past fifteen years in end-of-life care.

“John has been with us now for more than seven years and came to us with a background as a provider. He served as founding director of Palliative Care and Hospice Services at Summa Health System, an integrated healthcare system located in Northeast Ohio. He brings a wealth of experience and insight to this new job,” says President and Chief Executive Officer J. Donald Schumacher.

Mastrojohn served as adjunct faculty at Kent State University, the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, (now Northeast Ohio Medical University) and the University of Pécs, in Pécs, Hungary. He has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of hospice and palliative care issues related to access, pain management, quality improvement, and international hospice and palliative care development and has also been published in peer reviewed scientific journals on end-of-life care topics.

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