Kelly Fischer, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of JourneyCare, Kelly Fischer leads and manages a comprehensive array of programs and services for the agency, with a focus on fiscal stewardship and providing excellent clinical care to more than 1200 hospice patients. 1100 palliative care patients and 180 pediatric patients daily. Kelly also oversees the evaluation of ongoing programs and the development of new ones as needs and growth of the agency demand.
Previously, Kelly served as a consultant for hospice programs, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, evaluation and revamping clinical practices and programs while assessing strengths and weaknesses and transforming operations. Kelly utilizes innovative approaches to develop both individuals and teams. She also co-founded Bear Courage, LLC in Madison, WI, a statewide pediatric palliative care coalition. Kelly’s background includes leadership experience in clinical operations and developing collaborative partnerships for hospices, long-term care facilities and nursing homes. She previously was Director of Home Care Programs at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in Madison, WI, and Administrator with Sunrise
A native of New York City, Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University (AZ) and a diploma in nursing from Flushing Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing in Queens, NY. Kelly is dually certified as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN) and Administrator. She is an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Care National Association (HPNA) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Kelly was honored in 2011 with the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Award of Excellence for Pediatric Palliative Care.