It is with deep regret that the Hospice of Cumberland County Board of Directors announces the retirement of Executive Director Ken Taylor, effective July 11th .
Ken has skillfully led the organization over the past twelve years where he has had a huge impact on its operations. His contributions will always be valued and remembered. His hard work, commitment, and dedication are worthy of admiration.
During his tenure his hospice team has received much recognition. Not only has his team been recognized for its superior patient care by the City of Crossville and singled out by the State of Tennessee, in addition it has also received National recognition.
A well-recognized citizen of the Crossville and Clarkrange communities, Ken has given talks at churches, community service clubs, and the Palace Theater. He is always educating, advocating, and promoting the value of Hospice of Cumberland County for families and the patient. It is the only non-profit hospice existing in the county.
He has been a long-time member of the Crossville Noon Rotary Club, the Family Support Council, the Clarkrange United Methodist Church, and served on the Board of Tennessee Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
When announcing his retirement, Ken issued the following statement:
“ It has been both my absolute honor and privilege to be a part of the team of Hospice of Cumberland County. As anyone that has decided to retire from a position they love, I have that mixed feeling. As most do, it is that time when I must shift my personal life’s priorities in a different direction. I can attest that Hospice of Cumberland has one of, if not the, best Board of Directors, employee and volunteer team in the Nation. I want to sincerely thank all of you that I have had the pleasure of dealing with over the past decade. Know that you truly enriched my life and I will always have a very special place in my memory and heart for you.”
Ken’s Christian heart, attitude, and leadership will be greatly missed! Hospice of Cumberland County will continue to grow and serve the needs of the community, building on the foundations he has established.