Empath Health President & CEO Jonathan Fleece and Tarrah Lowery, Interim President of Trustbridge and Chief Operating Officer of Empath Health

Lakewood Ranch and West Palm Beach, FL — Empath Health is proud to announce the official affiliation with Trustbridge and its affiliates, including Hospice of Palm Beach County and Hospice by the Sea. This strategic partnership solidifies Empath Health’s position as the largest not-for-profit post-acute care organization in Florida, dedicated to providing Full Life Care to the community.

With this affiliation, Empath Health will serve 1 in 5 Floridians receiving hospice care, extending its service area from Ocala to Naples and now across the state to Palm Beach. Empath will now care for 5,000 hospice patients daily, supported by 5,000 colleagues and 3,000 volunteers throughout Florida.

Jonathan Fleece, President and CEO of Empath Health, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “This affiliation marks a significant milestone in our mission to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to those in need. Together with Trustbridge and its affiliates, we will continue to deliver Full Life Care that extends beyond medical needs, focusing on the interdimensional well-being of our patients and their families.”

Chairman of the Empath Health Board of Trustees, Ben Hayes added, “We are thrilled to welcome Trustbridge and its affiliates into Empath. This partnership strengthens our ability to innovate and collaborate while providing transformational care to thousands of Floridians.”

Tarrah Lowry, Interim President of Trustbridge and now Chief Operating Officer of Empath Health, shared her optimism about the affiliation, stating, “Trustbridge is excited to join with Empath Health, combining our expertise and resources to enhance the quality of care for patients and families throughout Florida.”

Bill Quinn II, Chairman of the Trustbridge Board of Directors, underscored the mutual dedication to person-centered care that unites Empath and Trustbridge. He emphasized their shared commitment to improving quality of life and affirmed a dedication to innovation and growth to address evolving community needs. Chairman Quinn also conveyed deep gratitude for the legacy forged by retiring Trustbridge CEO, Dave Fielding. “Trustbridge, together with the communities of Palm Beach and Broward Counties, extends heartfelt thanks to Dave for his years of unwavering dedication, innovation, and service to the hospice mission.”

Empath Health and Trustbridge look forward to leveraging their combined strengths to provide unparalleled support and care to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses, ensuring that everyone receives the Full Life Care they deserve.


ABOUT EMPATH HEALTH: Empath Health is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health systems delivering non-acute care and services through its skilled, medical and holistic programs to individuals with chronic, advanced and terminal illnesses and those experiencing grief. The Empath Health integrated network of care provides expert medical, counseling and support services including hospice; home health; palliative care; grief services; all-inclusive elder care; HIV/STI prevention services and support; primary care; physician services; and full-service pharmacy and durable medical equipment (DME). Our wide variety of community-based programs reflects our commitment to the preservation of our charitable mission. For more information about Empath Health and its services, please visit EmpathHealth.org

ABOUT TRUSTBRIDGE: From hospice care to spiritual and emotional support, Trustbridge provides compassionate, professional health care for families facing any stage of life-limiting illness. Since 1978, our expert staff has cared for over 200,000 patients nearing end of life. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, we care for all who want and qualify for our services, regardless of ability to pay. We offer the physical, emotional and spiritual care that brings comfort and dignity to those with terminal illnesses and their loved ones. Our multicultural staff respects all religions and cultural traditions. For families who need emotional support, we offer grief support services including individual and group counseling. For more information, visit www.trustbridge.com.