Maureen Boyd’s experience with AdventHealth Hospice Care began when her father and stepmother’s health began to decline. Normally, her father was the primary care provider for her stepmother, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Since Maureen was the closest family member, she traveled to be with them. During her visit, she struggled with finding assistance from many agencies including elderly affairs. Luckily, she met a representative from AdventHealth Hospice Care. She shared her story and the uncertainties of receiving assistance for both her father and stepmother.
“I knew I was connected to a community of caring, knowledgeable, understanding and committed individuals dedicated to caring for others during very stressful and emotional times,” Maureen said. The Hospice Team gave her strength and support to make difficult decisions with compassion and respect.
Her father was eventually transitioned to a Hospice facility while her stepmother was transitioned to a nursing home. Her father was provided great care and showed immense improvement, which allowed him to be released from the Hospice facility in six months’ time. He returned home where he lived under Hospice care for an additional year.
“My time with AdventHealth Hospice Care has had a profound impact on family”, Maureen shared, “because of their love, support, assistance and guidance.”
Since then, Maureen has been a powerful ally of AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida. She has given her time and financial support to hospice for many years. She currently serves as a Philanthropy Council member and has volunteered for many years.
Maureen Boyd is currently the Vice President for AssistRx with over 20 years of customer experience in the Health Care, Hospitality & Tourism and Leisure Industries. She brings a vast knowledge of leadership in a service center environment that is focused on establishing customer relationships, streamlining processes, implementing quality measurements and adhering to program compliance.
Prior to joining AssistRx, Maureen was the Vice President of The Assistance Fund which is a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization making access to medications to over 40,000 critically or chronically ill patients. Before joining The Assistance Fund, Maureen was a Director of Member Services at the Ritz Carlton Destination Club – a unique club membership offering all the benefits of second home ownership without the cares of upkeep; an Assistant Vice President of Interval International – a global Vacation Ownership Exchange Company, providing program services to over 1M members and program development to over 50 developer clients. Maureen has worked with many well-established brands within the Hospitality industry such as Disney Vacation Club, Marriott Vacation Club and Ritz Carlton Destination Club. She compliments her leadership team with years of program and employee development. Maureen lives in Orlando with her two children.
AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida is forever thankful to our first Volunteer of the Month for 2021! Thank you, Maureen!
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