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Monday, July 27, 2015

Franciscan Visiting Nurse Service selects new leader for home health, hospice programs

INDIANAPOLIS – Brenda Schoenherr has been appointed administrative director of Home Care, Hospice and Hospice House for Franciscan VNS.

In that role she is responsible for developing and implementing programs, coordinating patient throughput and staff and physician collaborations.

Schoenherr’s most recent position was regional operations director for Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tenn., where she oversaw 12 hospice programs nationally. Before that, she held various administrative and clinical leadership roles with Spectrum Health Visiting Nurse Association in Michigan.

A nurse by training, she rose through the ranks at Hospice of Michigan to become a regional director, coordinating the support of several teams providing hospice services in long-term care facilities. In 2008 she was awarded Educator of the Year by the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Schoenherr received her undergraduate degree in nursing from American Sentinel University (Denver) and earned a master’s in business healthcare management from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies (Michigan).