Danielle (DeeDee) Henderson Named COO of Agapé Hospice.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Agape Staff
Agape Hospice President and CEO, Theresa Younis, announced today, that seasoned healthcare veteran DeeDee Henderson, RN, BSW, LNHA, has been named as its Chief Operating Officer.
Agapé Hospice, a ministry specializing in end-of-life care for individuals and their families, was founded in 2004 and now provides services in every county of South Carolina. Agape opened their first hospice house in Columbia in 2011, in 2015 another hospice house in Lexington and holds a Certificate of Need to build in the Summerville area. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Henderson will report to the President and CEO, and will continue her service as a member of the executive leadership team. “We are excited to have DeeDee in this position as we continue to scale our programs to serve greater numbers of individuals with complex end-of-life illnesses and to continuously improve our care and services. Ms. Henderson's clinical expertise and leadership experience will be invaluable in guiding Agape Hospice’s efforts to enhance its performance as one of South Carolina’s leading healthcare organizations.” said Younis.
With more than two decades of experience in healthcare operations, Henderson, a social worker, registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator, brings her ‘Straight-A Leadership’ to bear on hardwiring excellence into Agape’s hospice services. Prior to Agapé Hospice, Ms Henderson served as Director of Nursing Services and Administrator of a 100-bed nursing home; and Regional President for the Upstate Region for Agape Senior.
Henderson received her undergraduate degree in social services from Winthrop University and is in pursuit of Pfeiffer University’s Joint Graduate Degree Program – Master of Health and Master of Business Administration. Dee Dee is a native of Columbia and lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband and daughter. Henderson stated “Agape’ Hospice, with its recognized model of care, is well positioned to grow in South Carolina and beyond. We have a tremendous opportunity to serve our communities, build on our history and ministry, become operationally stronger and continue to provide compassionate, faith-based and dignified care."