Our Lady of Peace Hospice & Home Health Care Names New CEO


Our Lady of Peace Hospice & Home Health Care has named a new President/CEO. Jeffrey Thorne will take the helm on December 30, replacing Joe Stanislav who is retiring after 32 years of service to Our Lady of Peace.

Thorne brings 25 years of experience in healthcare and senior housing and care within not-for-profit organizations. He comes to Our Lady of Peace from Volunteers of America where he served as regional vice president of healthcare operations. Prior to Volunteers of America, he was vice president of operations at St. Therese and administrator/CEO at Cerenity Marian of Saint Paul, a senior Benedictine community. Jeff says, “Throughout my career, I’ve intentionally chosen to work for not-for-profit organizations that are mission focused, and I believe in hospice care, having experienced it personally and professionally. I’m looking forward to continuing to educate people on the benefits of hospice for individuals and families.”

Jeff is a strong leader who will take Our Lady of Peace into the future with vision, and dedication to the mission. He will continue the 81-year legacy of compassionate care as our hospice residence raises the bar of excellence with private care suites and our in-home hospice and home health care program continues to grow. Defining priorities, he says, “I want to listen and learn what people value most about Our Lady of Peace, and make sure it’s in our strategic plan to do more of it. And I want to make sure the medical community is aware of how our services can align with what they’re doing.”

Jeff describes himself as a servant leader who likes collaboration. “I prefer to work with a team and draw from the expertise of other team members to make the best decisions. Our decisions will be mission focused, thoughtful, and based on facts and data.”

Welcome Jeff! And thank you, Joe! We are grateful to Joe Stanislav for over three decades of dedication and service that includes the vision, planning, and construction of 21 private care suites. Patients and families will benefit from Joe’s leadership for years to come.