John Thoma

Celebrating 30 years of service

Executive John Thoma, CEO

Since our organization’s beginnings in 1979, Transitions LifeCare has been blessed to care for an ever-increasing number of families, with an expanding line of services, across a growing geographic region.

These accomplishments did not happen overnight or without thoughtful leadership. Change is not possible without strong leadership, and change is vital to keeping an organization not only viable, but successful. Since September 19, 1991 when he first came to Hospice of Wake County as director of accounting and information systems, John Thoma has worked tirelessly to ensure our patients and their families are treated with compassion, that our staff is recognized for their dedication, and that the industry is advanced with legislative changes and payor improvements.

Transitions LifeCare’s Board of Directors President Nicholas Kenney shares John will retire and current Chief Medical Officer Dr. Laura Patel has been named CEO/CMO, effective June 24, 2022.

We celebrate and honor John Thoma for 30 years of service!

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Thank you, John Thoma

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