Blog Mary Crosby Appointed to HPCANYS Board of Trustees

Mary Crosby Appointed to HPCANYS Board of Trustees, Strengthening Hospice and Palliative Care in New York State.


East End Hospice is proud to announce that Mary Crosby, President & CEO of East End Hospice, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS). This appointment further solidifies Mary’s commitment to advancing the goals of hospice and palliative care and ensuring access for all to quality end-of-life services and support.


HPCANYS is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care for individuals facing serious illness and their families. As a leading advocate for hospice and palliative care, HPCANYS works tirelessly to ensure access to quality, compassionate and comprehensive hospice and palliative care for all New Yorkers.


Jeanne Chirico, President & CEO of HPCANYS, expressed her enthusiasm regarding the appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Mary to the HPCANYS Board of Trustees. Her extensive experience and dedication to the field of hospice and palliative care make her an invaluable asset to our organization. Mary’s leadership and expertise will greatly contribute to our governance and advocacy work. I look forward to working alongside her to advance our mission for hospice and palliative care in New York State. Together, we will strive to ensure that every individual facing serious illness receives the compassionate care they deserve.”


Mary Crosby has been a driving force in the hospice and palliative care industry for over ten years As the President & CEO of East End Hospice, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep commitment to providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their families. Mary’s appointment to the HPCANYS Board of Trustees is a testament to her expertise and influence in the field.


In her new role, Mary will collaborate with other board members to shape policies, advocate for legislative changes, and promote the importance of hospice and palliative care across the state. Her appointment reflects the recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field and her ability to drive positive change in end-of-life care.


Mary Crosby expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to serve on the HPCANYS Board of Trustees, stating, “HPCANYS’s mission to ensure access to compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care for all New Yorkers mirrors EEH’s efforts here on Long Island. I’m proud to join colleagues from across our state who are committed to advocating for the ever-growing number of New Yorkers whose quality of life can be improved with high-quality hospice and palliative care.”


About East End Hospice

East End Hospice (EEH) improves lives across Eastern Long Island through expert care, comfort, and compassion for terminally ill patients, caregivers, and grieving families. Since 1991, EEH has been the region’s only independent, not-for-profit hospice and is currently the only Long Island or New York City-based hospice to receive 5 stars for quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


East End Hospice provides home hospice services across central and eastern Suffolk County in the Towns of Southampton, East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southold, Riverhead and Eastern Brookhaven, including Eastport, Manorville, the Moriches, Mastics, Shirley, Brookhaven, Bellport, East Patchogue, Medford, Yaphank, Middle Island, Ridge, Shoreham, and Wading River. East End Hospice operates the region’s only dedicated inpatient hospice facility, the Kanas Center for Hospice Care, in Westhampton Beach, NY. The Kanas Center accepts eligible patients regardless of where they live. Bereavement counseling is available through EEH’s Zinberg Family Bereavement Center. EEH care is free to everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.


To learn more about East End Hospice, visit or call (631) 288-8400.



The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS) is the leading statewide association representing hospice and palliative care programs, allied organizations and individuals that are interested in the development and growth of quality, comprehensive end-of-life service for all confronted with serious illness and their families. HPCANYS works collaboratively with hospice and palliative care providers, policymakers, and community organizations to ensure access to compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life care for all New Yorkers.


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