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Big Bend Hospice Announces New CFO/COO

Big Bend Hospice (BBH) is proud to announce that Jon Wood, CPA, will be joining the executive leadership team in July 2020. Jon will be relocating to Tallahassee, Florida from Las Vegas, Nevada in July to assume the dual role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Wood will be responsible for building teams, mitigating risk, overseeing day-to-day operations, and providing timely and accurate financial information. Additionally, he will assist in developing a BBH business model for advancing the continuum of care for those in our community.

"It is an honor and a privilege to welcome Jon Wood to our team,” said Bill Wertman, CEO of BBH. “I have worked with Jon as a consultant since January 2017 and have gotten to know him as a critical thinker and a gifted leader. Jon is a man of principle and integrity and he is a true visionary.”

Wood, a certified public accountant and a Lean Six-Sigma black belt, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas Tech University. He is a seasoned hospice finance executive, serving multiple hospice agencies simultaneously in a leadership role as Chief Financial Officer and as a Consultant to organization leadership. Jon’s 20 plus years of healthcare experience ranges from large for-profit hospital systems (Tenet, Triad and Community Health Systems), to start-up physician partnerships.

“Through my experience in end-of-life care, I’ve discovered a passion to serve the hospice community, and a desire to help navigate it through this time of tremendous change,” says Wood. “Big Bend Hospice has an amazing culture, which is demonstrated by an engaged workforce, board and community all dedicated its success. I look forward to becoming part of that collective team. ”

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jon’s healthcare finance career began in an occupational healthcare company headquartered in North Dallas. His work with hospitals began in 2000, and spent the next six years with for-profit hospital companies as an internal auditor, analyst, controller, and assistant CFO. In 2007, he became a finance director with a for-profit agency in South Carolina. Jon’s hospice tenure includes consulting engagements with Multi-View Incorporated, and as CFO with three non-profit community-based organizations. Jon has ten years of experience in hospice finance and operations.

“I am confident that the qualifications Jon brings to Big Bend Hospice will help form and guide our growth and development for years to come," Wertman said.

About Big Bend Hospice, Inc.

Big Bend Hospice, your hometown hospice since 1983, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) hospice provider serving Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Liberty, Madison, Jefferson, Taylor and Wakulla counties. The mission of Big Bend Hospice is to inspire hope by positively impacting the way our community experiences serious illness or grief — one family at a time. For more information, please visit the Big Bend Hospice website