Community Hospice & Palliative Care Promotes Bertie Allender to Manager of Healthcare and Community R

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Community Hospice & Palliative Care of North Central Florida has promoted Bertie Allender and Jill Gaylord.

Bertie Allender, manager of Healthcare and Community Relations, started working within the hospice field in 1991. She worked in-home healthcare, nursing homes, and most recently a regional director in hospice care before coming to Community Hospice & Palliative Care where she has been for the past three years.

Jill Gaylord, Senior Clinical Manager, graduated from Florida Gateway College in 2011. She worked as a registered nurse in many fields from long term care, medical/surgical nursing, and ICU before finding her home, six years ago, with hospice. Jill just celebrated her third anniversary with Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

"Bertie and Jill are dedicated to quality care for our patients and families. I am very proud of their accomplishments and the leadership they bring to their teams" said Billie Adkins, North Central Florida Regional Director.

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At Community, we are the people who care and are thankful for the opportunity to provide patients and caregivers with a trusted team that cares to help the people in the community live better.

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 41-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit (

Michelle Cardinal, Public Relations
Community Hospice & Palliative Care

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