Haven Hospice welcomes Joseph Brooks as the new administrator for the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City. In that role, Brooks’ duties will include supervision of daily operations and care services for patients and families, as well as, management of the 16-bed care center.
“I am honored to accept the position of administrator with Haven Hospice,” said Brooks who appreciates the services and whole-family focus Haven Hospice provides. “It is truly a privilege to become part of an organization that is widely recognized as a leader and gold standard in the industry.”
To be in a leadership position at Haven Hospice, a passion for serving patients and families is both vital and desired along with strong, professional skills which Brooks has demonstrated throughout his career.
“With more than seven years of leadership experience in healthcare, Joseph brings sound financial knowledge and operational experience to the position,” said Haven Hospice Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pam Saucier.
Brooks most recently served as the market director of finance for the Shands Regional Medical Centers in Lake City, Starke and Live Oak. “This exciting opportunity is sure to be challenging and fulfilling,” said Brooks whose mother was a nurse and his grandmother, a certified nursing assistant. “I truly appreciate Haven Hospice entrusting me to champion the ideal of honoring life by providing comfort, care and compassion to patients and families in our community.”
In 2007, Brooks became a financial counselor at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, and in 2010, took on the positions of patient access supervisor, financial analyst and interim assistant administrator at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. Brooks earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Leo University.