Phillip Ward

President and CEO
Community Hospice and Palliative Care


Phil joined Community Hospice as a financial analyst in 1992 and has served in a number of roles including chief information officer and chief operating officer, a role he held from 2009 until his appointment as chief executive officer in June 2020. During that time, Community has grown to be one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the nation serving more than 8,000 hospice patients annually. Community's palliative programs serve another 8,500 patients annually including more than 300 children in its pediatric palliative program Community PedsCare.

Phil is a graduate of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and is a frequent speaker on business analytics, development of hospice inpatient units, and measuring financial performance of business operations.


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