Catholic Hospice Names Ricardo Pol Director of Professional Services

MIAMI, FL – September 9, 2014 – CatholicHospice names Ricardo Pol, RN, MSN, MBA, HCM, Director of Professional Services. He assumed responsibilities of Director of Professional Services on March 31, 2014. Mr. Pol has over 30 years of healthcare and hospice experience, and was previously a Senior Director of Professional Services for Heartland Hospice.

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Pol to the Catholic Hospice team. Mr. Ricardo Pol’s experience, compassion and knowledge of hospice will support the Catholic Hospice mission of serving the needs of patient’s, families and the community of South Florida”, said Bonnie Alkema, Executive Director.

Mr. Pol received his Bachelors Degree of Nursing from the University of Kentucky and also holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration and Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

“I am truly blessed as I have the opportunity to work with a group of caring, committed professionals who all share the same passion for providing exceptional care to those who we have the privilege of serving”, said Mr. Pol.

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Catholic Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization providing end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Catholic Hospice is dedicated to the preservation of the quality of life of people facing end of life issues.  They provide pain control and symptom management, as well as spiritual and psychological support to over 550 patients and their bereaved families daily, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, ethnic background, handicap, diagnosis or financial resources. Catholic Hospice also sponsors programs such as the L’chaim Jewish Hospice Program, Wishes Granted, Pet Peace of Mind®, We Honor Veterans, Camp Erin®: a bereavement camp for children, and other bereavement support groups.