March 3, 2023

Granite VNA Promotes Kris Green to Chief Hospice Officer

Granite VNA has promoted Kris Green, MS, RN, to the role of Chief Hospice Officer (CHO). Green previously served as the agency’s Vice President of Hospice. Green will oversee clinical operations of the agency’s hospice program and provide strategic nurse leadership to the agency. Granite VNA provides hospice care in patients’ homes and at Hospice House in Concord for residents of 82 central New Hampshire communities.

“Kris brings extensive clinical leadership and healthcare administration experience to our Granite VNA team, and a deep knowledge of the communities we serve” said Beth Slepian, MBA, PT, president and CEO of Granite VNA. “She has proven herself to be an exceptional leader who is deeply committed to our mission and to serving our hospice patients and their families with dignity and respect.”

Prior to joining Granite VNA in September 2022, Green spent 31 years with Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group, most recently serving as administrator of cardiovascular services at Concord Hospital after serving as director of surgical services. Prior to her roles at Concord Hospital, she served in various roles at Concord Hospital Medical Group and Concord Hospital Urology Group, including practice administrator, practice manager, clinical manager, and clinical resource nurse.

“Hospice care reminds us each and every day of the strength and resilience of the human spirit and we are honored to be a part of this most intimate life journey,” said Green. “Our role as hospice care providers is to help patients and families create an end-of-life experience that is uniquely their own, based on their individual goals and wishes. I feel very fortunate to serve an organization committed to helping patients and families navigate this highly emotional time with care, compassion and dignity.” 

Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Rivier College in Nashua and a Master of Science in Healthcare Management/Administration from New England College in Henniker. She resides in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

“I feel privileged to be in a role where I can offer education, resources and support to our team members who are truly dedicated to providing patients and their families with exceptional hospice care,” Green continued.

Granite VNA has provided hospice services to residents of the greater Concord community since 1981. Prior to opening New Hampshire’s first Hospice House on Pleasant Street in Concord in 1994 hospice care was provided in patients’ homes, and in hospitals or nursing homes. At home or at Hospice House, Granite VNA’s skilled, compassionate hospice providers help patients who are terminally ill and their loved ones experience a comfortable, peaceful end-of-life journey.

Granite VNA has been providing home care, hospice care, palliative care, pediatric and maternal child health services, and wellness programming to New Hampshire residents since 1899.