Cynthia Emiry Roy, President and CEO of Regional Hospice Wins Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business

New York, NY– November 20, 2017 – Cynthia Emiry Roy, CEO and President of Regional Hospice, located in Danbury, CT, has been named the winner of the gold Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Cynthia Emiry Roy is recognized as an expert in end of life care and palliative care for the last 20 years. She joined Regional Hospice as President and CEO in 2007 and has since grown the organization to a $16 million corporation. In 2010, Cynthia began lobbying state and federal representatives about reinventing Connecticut’s antiquated hospice care for inpatient hospice. After several years of tough negotiations, she succeeded in changing the hospice industry in Connecticut. And in 2015, her dream of a special facility dedicated to the comfort and dignity of patients and their families came to fruition with the opening of The Center for Comfort Care and Healing – the first and only not-for-profit, all-private suite facility in the state. The facility is dedicated to helping patients live out their remaining days in peace and comfort. Through Cynthia’s efforts, every hospice facility going forward, both not-for-profit and for profit, must adhere to the new regulations. In early 2017, Cynthia took her mission a step farther by helping to “take the taboo” out of the topic of dying with an animated ad campaign, created by a legendary creative team, that features a realistic, holistic, even humorous approach to a difficult topic. (

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others.  Cynthia Emiry Roy won in the Female Executive of the Year category for Government or Non-Profit –with 11 to 2,500 Employees.  Cynthia’s submission focused on her mission to facilitate end-of-life conversations.

“I’m thrilled to be honored with a Stevie Award,” said Roy. “My hope is that this recognition brings greater attention to the importance of good hospice care and to the conversations that families need to have in advance to make sure that their loved one’s wishes are met. This will ensure that the patient can end their days with dignity and make the most of all the days they have left.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last Friday night during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.

“The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Regional Hospice
Regional Hospice has served Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford & Litchfield counties with nonprofit home hospice care for over 30 years. In 2015, we opened our state-of-the-art Center for Comfort Care & Healing. This family-centered hospice residence is CT’s first and only private-suite facility. Its mission is to provide exceptional end-of-life care, comfort and compassion to infants, children, adults and their families with a dedicated staff of professionals.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at