Regional Hospice has announced that ToniAnn Marchione will be the new Chief Health Operation Officer (CHOO) as of Monday, May 3, 2021.
Along with oversight of the agency’s clinical operations, Ms. Marchione will forge new partnerships with leading healthcare organizations to strengthen the continuum of care Regional Hospice offers.
“We are so happy to welcome ToniAnn to our family, and we look forward to her expertise as we continue to grow our partnerships and create exciting new alliances with other organizations,” says President and CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy, MS, LSCW, CHA.
The newly created role will build upon the accomplishments of outgoing Chief Clinical Officer Deborah Ryan, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, who will be retiring in June after 28 years of leadership at Regional Hospice.
Ms. Marchione is commencing this role after four years as CEO of Danbury Radiological Associates. There, she was the driving force for strategic management of six independent imaging centers across Connecticut. One of her greatest accomplishments as CEO was developing alliances with large health systems such as Nuvance Health, which includes Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals; and Hartford Healthcare, one of the largest multispecialty practices in Connecticut.
Prior to her tenure at Danbury Radiological Associates, Ms. Marchione was Executive Director of supplementary services at Nuvance Health Care for 11 years where she oversaw laboratory and imaging service lines.
Along with a Bachelor of Science in Radiological Science and her proven leadership expertise, Ms. Marchione brings tremendous experience with Regional Hospice. “This position is part of my life’s journey,” she says, adding that she knew it “was meant to be” after her first conversation with Ms. Roy.
Since 2018 Ms. Marchione has been a Reiki volunteer, one of the complementary therapies Regional Hospice provides patients during their end-of-life experience. “This has allowed me to feel more a part of someone’s transition which I’ve always been drawn to,” she says.
Recently, Ms. Marchione’s aunt was a patient at the Regional Hospice’s Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury, which gave the incoming CHOO a customer’s perspective of the organization. “To see the process from a family’s perspective was so much more impactful,” she says. “I felt at complete ease, as did my family. My aunt, cousins, and extended family could not say enough about the peace being at the Center brought them.”