Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Names Dawn Darvalics President

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Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has named Ms. Dawn Darvalics, M.S., PMP, as president of the organization effective Nov. 16, 2020.

Ms. Darvalics joins Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care as a senior level healthcare executive with more than 18 years of experience in hospice and palliative care. In addition, Darvalics’ career includes working for national healthcare providers and internationally recognized consulting firms KPMG and Arthur Anderson.

“The Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Board and the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation are excited to welcome Ms. Darvalics as president,” stated Brian Wagner, board chair for the organization. “Dawn brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the care for individuals with advanced illnesses, which will be a tremendous benefit to the patients, families and the communities we serve.”

Ms. Darvalics’ expertise and skills include leading change initiatives such as workforce restructuring, as well as shared services and technology implementation. She is also a certified Project Management Professional and PROSCI Change Practitioner.

In the role of president, Ms. Darvalics will be leading Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care in developing and implementing effective patient, client and family care and service delivery strategies in order to continuously improve the quality and grow the impact of the services they provide.

“We are fortunate to have such a talented and gifted leader fill this important role in the organization,” stated Tim Bowen, president and CEO of Care Synergy, the parent organization of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care.

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest and only not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider serving El Paso and Teller counties. It provides outpatient hospice services in patient homes and extended care facilities and also delivers care at the 16-bed Pike Peak Inpatient Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital. Services also include palliative care consultation and comprehensive grief support for adults and children.

“I am excited and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as the president of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care,” states Darvalics. “I am deeply committed to the organization and look forward to providing long-term consistency and stability in this critical leadership role.”

Ms. Darvalics can be reached at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care at (719) 633-3400.

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The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond. They are the most amazing group of people. I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them. They were always very caring, patient and sincere. We could not have managed the process without them. We will never forget you and are forever grateful. Thank you. ~ Patient’s daughter

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