Haven Hospice held an open house on July 16 to celebrate the opening of the recently completed community building and to announce the promotions of DeAnna Beverly to vice president of clinical operations of Haven Hospice and M’Alice Julius to patient care manager of the Haven Tri-County Care Center.

Located on the campus of the Haven Tri-County Care Center in Chiefland, the Haven Hospice Community Building will provide Haven with the opportunity to hold events like memorial services, team meetings and Haven Community Advisory Board meetings. When Haven is not using the facility, it will be utilized by Haven’s community partners such as the College of Central Florida as well as area chamber and rotary organizations. For more information on holding an event for your organization at the new community building, please contact Kimberly Dexter in the Haven Hospice administration office at 352.493.2333.

The open house was also held to announce the promotions of two Haven Hospice employees.

DeAnna Beverly has served as the Chiefland administrator since October 2012 and was promoted to assistant vice president of clinical operations in October 2014. Beverly has a background in nursing leadership, critical care nursing, interventional radiology, healthcare risk management and quality assurance. She joined Haven Hospice after 14 years at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River most recently serving as the assistant administrator. In February 2015, she was promoted to vice president of clinical operations at Haven Hospice. As vice president of clinical operations, Beverly’s responsibilities include overseeing all clinical operations, social work and bereavement, dietary considerations, infection control, training and staff development, quality assurance and performance improvement, and continuous care for Haven Hospice.

"M’Alice Julius’ nursing career and leadership experience includes eight years in critical care nursing and seven years in interventional radiology as a clinical leader. Prior to joining Haven, Julius managed daily operations for vascular and interventional radiology at North Florida Regional Medical Center supporting a physician group of 22 medical providers.

Julius worked as a registered nurse case manager with Haven for a year for the Chiefland home and field teams. She then worked as a registered nurse in the Tri-County Care Center prior to her recent promotion. Julius’ responsibilities as patient care manager of the Tri-County Care Center will focus on supervising the nursing and clinical staff, kitchen and housekeeping needs, scheduling, and assisting the home team.