About the Show:
Sandy Maxwell is CEO of Hospice Greater Saint John. Working in palliative/ hospice care for the past 20 years, she has seen death and dying up close. She shares the powerful lessons she has learned about "the art of living in the midst of dying." This episode is inspiring as it prompts one to ask "what does it mean to truly live?"
Sandy also shares what a hospice is like and how does one know if they are ready for this kind of service. She shares many wonderful stories that will warm your heart and have you view this part of life through a new lens.
Social Media Links:
Hospice Fundraiser: www.winwithhospice.ca
About Sandy Maxwell:
Sandy Maxwell is a former registered nurse and an experienced non-profit business professional. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Greater Saint John for 20 years, managing a $2.5M budget and leading a team of 40 paid staff and 150 volunteers.
Prior to moving to New Brunswick and her employment with Hospice, Sandy worked in Ottawa in national sport and aquatic lifesaving, including the Canadian Sport Council, the Royal Life Saving Society and Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association. She originates from Wilmington, Massachusetts and holds both American and Canadian citizenship.
For six years, Sandy served as a member of Health Canada’s Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care, working with our nation’s experts to change public policy and enhance healthcare services to the dying.
A dedicated and passionate social entrepreneur, Sandy and her leadership team established two new social enterprises in Saint John that has one business supporting the other while serving as a model for healthcare innovation in Atlantic Canada.
Today, Hospice Greater Saint John is the parent company of both Bobby’s Hospice, a 10-bed community palliative care home and The Hospice Shoppe, an upscale second-hand retail store that helps to fund care at Bobby’s Hospice.
Her leadership has earned Hospice multiple national awards, including being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities for giving by Charities Intellegence Canada and Maclean’s Magazine for both 2019 and 2020.
Sandy is a passionate and driven healthcare and non-profit business professional who believes strongly in palliative care and grief support to enhance the quality of living and dying.. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jim, and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren
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