Cima Hospice Announces the Appointment of Stephanie Giust, RN to Chief Operating Officer

Cima Hospice Announces the Appointment of Stephanie Giust, RN to Chief Operating Officer

San Antonio, TX – September 16, 2013

Stephanie Giust, R.N. has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer for CIMA Hospice effective September 7, 2013. Stephanie has 10 years of industry experience and has been with CIMA since 2008. She joined CIMA as a RN Case Manager for the San Antonio office and was promoted to Clinical Director in 2010 before becoming the Administrator in July 2010. In January 2013, she was named Regional Market Administrator over the full Continuum of Home Care in the market encompassing Hospice as well as Skilled and CCS programs. Prior to CIMA, Stephanie was an RN Case Manager at Southern Care Hospice from October 2007 to July 2008 and an RN at All Care Inc from February 2006 to October 2007. Before working in hospice care, she worked as a Service Coordinator at Hill Country MHMR.

“Stephanie has been at the forefront of our growth over the years both in terms of the patients we serve as well as the continued evolution of our clinical programs to enhance pain management and symptom control for our patients. I am very excited to integrate her clinical expertise into the strategic direction of the company and in the day to day execution of our mission to render care and compassion when it matters most for our patients and families”, said Michael J. Kuhn, President of CIMA.

Stephanie’s duties will include clinical and operational oversight of our agencies and the identification and dissemination of innovations and best practices that are created by our staff in the field and shared amongst the entire team for the benefit of all our patients. CIMA Hospice, based in San Antonio, provides compassionate care for all life limiting health challenges through agencies serving San Antonio, New Braunfels/Seguin/San Marcos, McAllen/Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, Tyler/Longview and Texarkana.

Working in partnership with Dallas based Jordan Health Services, we strive to provide the most comprehensive array of home care solutions, including personal care, home management, pediatric and skilled nursing, to Medicaid and/or Medicare eligible patients throughout the state of Texas. Now with 40 locations, and serving close to 15,000 clients daily throughout the state of Texas and into Arkansas, Jordan Health Services & CIMA Hospice represent one of the largest home healthcare providers in the state of Texas.

For more information, please contact:
Rochele Esper - VP Administrative Services
12400 Network Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78249