Executive Vice President
Peggy Pettit is executive vice president of VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care. Para sa papel na ginagampanan niya, ginagamit niya ang kanyang mahigit na 35 taong karanasan sa pangangasiwa ng hospice at nursing.
Peggy joined VITAS in 1983 as a registered nurse in Florida’s Broward County program, where she rose quickly through the ranks, serving as a nurse, team manager, patient care administrator, and general manager.
In the mid-1990s, Peggy served as vice president for VITAS throughout California. She returned to Miami in 1998 as the company's first vice president for patient and family services.
Na-promote siya sa pagiging Executive Vice President at Chief Operating Officer noong 2002-at hinawakan niya ang posisyong ito hanggang 2011 nang mahirang siya sa kasalukuyan niyang posisyon.
Peggy has distinguished herself as an advocate for patients and families and as a mentor to VITAS managers, nurses, and other clinicians on the hospice interdisciplinary teams. Gamit ang kanyang karanasan sa pagbibigay at pangangasiwa ng pangangalaga sa mga pasyente na may HIV/AIDS sa South Florida noong 1980s, tumulong si Peggy na hubugin ang initial response ng VITAS sa epidemya ng AIDS na tumama sa mga adulto at bata sa sub-Saharan Africa sa pamamagitan ng paglilingkod sa founding board ng Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA).
In her current role, Peggy is involved in establishing and cementing key national relationships with such organizations as the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), for which she is a corporate roundtable director and a lifetime chapter member.
Peggy currently serves on the boards of the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association, California Hospice and Palliative Care Association, National Alliance for Grieving Children, Florida Council on Aging, Florida Atlantic University's College of Nursing, Treasure Coast Food Bank, and the Treasure Coast Healthcare Coalition. She also works on the boards' numerous committees.
She recently completed an eight-year engagement as a board director and two-year term as chair of Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), a national accrediting body for home and community-based healthcare organizations.
In addition to her status as a previously certified healthcare compliance professional, Peggy is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, Greater Fort Lauderdale NBNA, and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.
In 2018, Peggy received the National Hospice Foundation Innovator of Hospice Award. Her 2017 achievements include Congressional recognition for "outstanding and invaluable service to the community," Chi Eta Phi recognition for support to nurses, and the NBNA Award for Foundational Key to Success. Tumanggap siya ng VITAS Healthcare Award for Excellence noong 2011.
Si Peggy ay nagtapos ng Associate of Science Degree in Nursing sa Broward Community College.