Health Essentials Hospice Executives

April Lilly, RN
Executive Director
Gerinet Healthcare, Las Vegas, NV

April started with Health Essentials in January 2015 as the Director of Patient Care Services; her demonstrated leadership skills led to her quick promotion to Executive Director of the Las Vegas team. April's 11 years in healthcare includes 8 years working within a hospice care setting; she most recently served as the Patient Care Administrator for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. Prior to starting a career in healthcare, April served in the Unites States Marine Corps, to which she credits the development of her leadership skills.


Jean Bacco
Executive Director
Gerinet Healthcare, Tucson, AZ

Jean has been with Health Essentials since August of 2015 and is the Executive Director for the Tucson team. She holds a Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University in N.J. and has over twenty years of experience as an effective healthcare leader. Her healthcare experience includes eight years in hospice operations. Prior to joining Health Essentials, Jean successfully led her team in growing their hospice program to be the largest in Tucson. She has won numerous leadership awards for outstanding performance and exceeding expectations.



Shelly Griffith
Executive Director
HospiceTouch, Santa Ana, CA

Shelly joined Health Essentials in November 2015 as the Executive Director for the Santa Ana team; she has been in healthcare for 24 years and in hospice operations for the last 11. Shelly was instrumental in developing a hospice start up into a well-established and successful program where she was responsible for managing all aspects of compliance and operations. She developed a culture of best practices, organizational goals, and quantifiable metrics that resulted in a sustainable growth trajectory all while ensuring that the programs, services, and operations consistently reflected the mission, purpose, and values of the company. Ms. Griffith is an effective healthcare leader skilled in employee engagement, change management, and fiscal excellence.





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